• “An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”Fighting evil with evil won’t help anyone. Y ou always choose how to react tosomething. When you can incorporate such a thought habit more and more into your lifethen you can react in a way that is more useful to you and others.You realize that forgiving and letting go of the past will do you and the people in yourworld a great service. And spending your time in some negative memory won’t help youafter you have learned the lessons you can learn from that experience. You’ll probablyjust cause yourself more suffering and paralyze yourself from taking action in this presentmoment.If you don’t forgive then you let the past and another person to control how you feel. Byforgiving you release yourself from those bonds. And then you can focus totally on, forinstance, the next point. • “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”In this present scenario when the social life of a human being is getting compressed dayby day and each and everyone is their to blame the government for their worst condition,this quote proves to be helpful.If you change yourself you will change your world. If you change how you think thenyou will change how you feel and what actions you take. And so the world around youwill change. Not only because you are now viewing your environment through newlenses of thoughts and emotions but also because the change within can allow you to takeaction in ways you wouldn’t have – or maybe even have thought about – while stuck inyour old thought patterns.You will still have your flaws, anger, negativity, self-sabotaging tendencies etc. intact.And so in this new situation you will still not find what you hoped for since your mind isstill seeping with that negative stuff. Since your ego loves to divide things, to findenemies and to create separation it may start to try to create even more problems andconflicts in your life and world. • “It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”When you start to make myths out of people – even though they may have producedextraordinary results – you run the risk of becoming disconnected from them. Thiscreates unbearable stress in individuals and in most cases the sole cause of increasingrates of suicides. You can start to feel like you could never achieve similar things thatthey did because they are so very different. So it’s important to keep in mind thateveryone is just a human being no matter who they are.
And I think it’s important to remember that we are all human and prone to makemistakes. Holding people to unreasonable standards will only create more unnecessaryconflicts in your world and negativity within you.It’s also important to remember this to avoid falling into the pretty useless habit ofbeating yourself up over mistakes that you have made. And instead be able to see withclarity where you went wrong and what you can learn from your mistake. And then tryagain. This could prvoe to be very inspiring for today’s ambitious generations. • “I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills.” - M.K. Gandhi If there lies inbound strength in truth that could free us from the chains of the British rulethen why can’t it rid us of the corruption prevalent everywhere? Non-violence can be agood force if practiced.Gandhi inspires an alternative vision of politics and resistance at a time when oppressionis not only getting more overt and physical but also more insidious. It may not succeed,but it opens a world of possibilities and encourages us to think outside the box. Gandhidemonstrated to a World, weary with wars and continuing destruction that adherence toTruth and Non-violence is not meant for individuals alone but can be applied in globalaffairs too. He got the community to assimilate and reflect true values of humanity and toparticipate in tasks that would promote the greater good. These issues are still relevant towhat free India is and represents.The main cause of worry today is intolerance and hatredleading to violence and it is here the values of Gandhi need to be adhered to with morepassion. He is relevant not yesterday or today but for ever!