In these strife-torn times, only the message
of universal peace propounded by leaders like Mahatma Gandhi need to be pursued with vigour. Here was a s
avant who said " a tooth for a tooth and an eye for an eye" would make all of us toothless and blind. He put the message to action and won over the colonil masters .
india became free but not on his terms. For he was against partition. The bloodbath that followed and the subsequent evnts like the scramble for power by his followers left him disillusioned.
He kne he had outlived his utility for this world and laid down his life in the only way a noble soul would——by becoming the target of his assassin. Hey,Ram(oh,Lord), were his last words.
Eistein remarked that humanity would scarce believe such one walked on the surface of the earth. Quite true. For even our own country has forgotten the message of peace and forgivenness he exuded. to put t inanother way only sucha meek one could have fath that endureth all odds and obstacles. It is indeed a tragedy that his message stands distorted and purveyed as a message of compromise and cowardice. It never was that. and all teachings need to be placed in context and read. The successors rarely do that. Personalities like Mahatma Gandhi belong not just to India but to the world at large. We have our differences but we are one in spirit. that was the message of Mahatma Gandhi. If it also sounds like christmas message which preaches charity to all and goodwill for all men and wmen, the explanation is simple.great men only serve as echo chambers of etrnal message of hope and light for all.