Preach What You Practice

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A popular folklore about The great Indian Leader Mahatma Gandhi.

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Preach What You Practice

  1. 1. Preach What You Practice<br />A Real Story<br /> Contributed By Saumitra Yadav<br />
  2. 2. Preach what you practice<br />Mahatma Gandhi used to conduct daily evening prayers.<br />Lot of people used to attend these prayer meeting.<br />
  3. 3. Preach what you practice<br /> There was a simple Lady from nearby village who decided to attend the prayer meet conducted by Mahatma Gandhi .<br />She decided to take along her small son for the meet so the son can meet the great mahatma.<br />
  4. 4. Preach what you practice<br /> Both the Lady & her son attended the prayer meet . After the meet a thought came to lady’s mind.<br />The son was eating too much of sugar. He was fond of eating sugar. He was not listening to any body & it was not good for his health.<br />
  5. 5. Preach what you practice<br /> The lady thought if Gandhi ji speaks to her son about not eating too much of sugar, he will definitely listen to mahatma Gandhi.<br />The lady took her son to Mahatma & Narrated the problem. Mahatma Gandhi Listened attentively But did not say anything to her son. On the way back home the lady thought may be it was too small a problem for great leader so he did not pay any attention to it.<br />
  6. 6. Preach what you practice<br /> Some months passed by & the lady completely forgot the incident.<br />The lady again thought of visiting the prayer meet conducted by Great Gandhi & took her son along with her.<br />
  7. 7. Preach what you practice<br />Both mother & son attended the prayer meet & were happy to see The great Leader again.<br />After the meet suddenly Mahatma Gandhi asked the lady to bring her son to him.<br />
  8. 8. Preach what you practice<br /> The lady took her son to mahatma. The great leader affectionately touched the head of the son & asked ? Do you eat too much of sugar. The son replied in affirmation.<br />Gandhi told the son not to eat too much of sugar as this was not good for the health.<br />
  9. 9. Preach what you practice<br /> The lady was surprised That great leader remembered there first meeting & took so much care of talking to her son.<br />The lady was perplexed too that when first time she asked mahatma he did not pay any attention. <br />
  10. 10. Preach what you practice<br />She asked the great leader, sir when I first met you & ask to reprimand my son , you did not pay any attention & today you from your own came & told my son not to eat too much of sugar. <br />
  11. 11. Preachwhat you practice<br />The great leader replied. Quote “ when you came first time , I myself was in habit of eating too much of sugar. How could I preach when I myself was eating too much of sugar. In last couple of months I tried & reduced my intake of sugar substantially. I thought now I am in a position to tell the young boy about not eating too much of sugar. ’’<br />
  12. 12. Preach what you practice<br />This was Gandhi the great Leader who never preached the things which he himself never do.<br />

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