NA AYAM ATMA PRVCHANEN LABHYO ,
NA MEDHYA NA BAHUNA SHRUNET
YAM EW ESHAH VRINUTE TEN LABHAYH ;
SA TSYA ESHAH ATMA VIVRINUTE TANUMSWAAM / 2/23
NAVIRTO DUSHCHARITAAT , NA ASHANTO NASAMAAHITAH ;
NAASHANT MANSO VAPI PRGYANEN ENAM AAPNUYAT /2/24
XXIII This Self cannot be attained by study of the Scriptures, nor by intellectual perception, nor by frequent hearing (of It); He whom the Self chooses, by him alone is It attained. To him the Self reveals Its true nature. We may imagine that by much study we can find out God; but merely hearing about a thing and gaining an intellectual comprehension of it does not mean attaining true knowledge of it. Knowledge only comes through direct perception, and direct perception of God is possible for those alone who are pure in heart and spiritually awakened. Although He is alike to all beings and His mercy is on all, yet the impure and worldy–minded do not get the blessing, because they do not know how to open their hearts to it. He who longs for God, him the Lord chooses; because to him alone can He reveal His true nature.
XXIV He who has not turned away from evil conduct, whose senses are uncontrolled, who is not tranquil, whose mind is not at rest, he can never attain this Atman even by knowledge. Man must try to subdue his lower nature and gain control over the body and senses. He must conquer the impure selfish desires which now disturb the serenity of his mind, that it may grow calm and peaceful. In other words, he must live the life and develop all spiritual qualities in order to perceive the Atman.
Gandhi is one of those very fortunate who come under this graced in human history . He is not an academician , nor a scholar , nor claims to be of any . He is not a leader of any kind or in any field but a true follower of many who gave the theories of good and pious life in world history ......He says - '' there is no any theory or principle that i claim or declare to be mine or as founder and discoverer , there is nothing behind me as ''ism '' but i am behind those all who honestly thought and gave life principles to be followed ''
He is humble follower of Lord Ram , who thinks welfare of his enemy ; he follows , Lord Krishna , who calls us to our duty not for results but for duty sake , He follows Buddha , who preaches compassion ;He follows Mahaveer who declare Non-Violence as the best religion , He follows Jesus for his love and forgiveness , He follows Muhammad for his brotherhood ......He follows , tries , strives , aspires for all that is good , humane and useful for him and useful for others and the whole society ......He practice all that great thinkers and History- Born Great Souls , propounded and suggested human race to follow .....Gandhi made experiments with all this and practised in his own life , in others life , in religion , sociology and in politics with appreciable positive wonderful results ..... This is the great credit to him to bring theories to practice .....heavenly thoughts to sow , grow , cultivate and flower fruit on earth ,
Therefore I earnestly request and suggest , that we need not know Gandhi , to read of him , to know of his principles and theories as he had none of these he has his life and work to be known and followed .....He was a man of action , He did what he learnt , his theory was pure and simple ......what you learn and find that it is good for you and for all ....FOLLOW IT , ACT ON IT , SEE IF IT WORKS .....this was the well-thought mission of Gandhi ........so if we like Gandhi we should try to follow his way of life in our action ......live it than know it . his life is his book , his philosophy , his conviction .
It is , no doubt , very very difficult , say rare to be Gandhi and very difficult to be his follower but easily we can like him and try to follow him as little as we can , is not less to our lives .....with this like and homage to this GREAT SOUL , THE CHOICE OF GOD , BEING WORTHY OF HIS CHOICE , I remember him .( On oct.2 , 2012 )