Of Letters and Prayers-On Gandhi Jayanti

Remembering Gandhi – ji, and reading the contours of the struggles in South Africa, where he first started.his.civil disobedience, through the work of Nadine Gardimer.

The rich complexity of the characters of Burger’s daughter, the many levels of meanings in the passages, make for the readings -reflection on this Gandhi jayanti

Prashant Bhatt's notes

Narsinh Mehta Prayer sung regularly at Gandhi-ji's prayer meetings..Inscribed at the Northern Gate of Lodhi Gardens -Delhi on occasion of Gandhi Birth Centenary Narsinh Mehta Prayer sung regularly at Gandhi-ji’s prayer meetings..Inscribed at the Northern Gate of Lodhi Gardens -Delhi on occasion of Gandhi Birth Centenary

Collecting prayers and hymns is a part of many spiritual traditions.

On occassion of Gandhi Jayanti we look back at some of the influences on Gandhi and the prayers which made him weave communities.

LETTERS

Tolstoy’s “Letter to a Hindu” was written in 1908 to Taraknath Das and implored Indians to use love as the means to fight the British in India. Gandhi translated it into Gujarati.(1)

If we do not want the English in India we must pay the price. Tolstoy indicates it.

‘Do not resist evil, but also do not yourselves participate in evil–in the violent deeds of the administration of the law courts, the collection of taxes and, what is more important, of the soldiers, and no one in the world will enslave you’…

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About prashant bhatt

A doctor in Imaging, photographer, writer likes to read and travel. A regular diarist, journaling since 1983 Reading journal : gracereadings.com
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