Thank-You! ..I will continue then:
1. Non-violence and cowardice cannot go together, because non-violence is a perfect expression of love
that casts out fear. To be brave because one is armed implies an element of fear. The power of ahimsa
is an extremely vital and active force which does not come from physical strength.
2. A true follower of ahimsa does not believe in disappointment. He dwells above in perennial happiness
and peace. That peace and joy do not come to him who is proud of his intellect or learning; they come
to him who is full of faith and has an undivided and single-pointed mind.
3. The intellect can produce many wonders, but non-violence is a matter of the heart. It does not come
through intellectual exercises.
4. Hatred is not overcome by hatred, but rather by love. This is an unalterable law.
5. Devotion is not mere worship with the lips. It is self-surrender with mind, action, and speech.
6. Gandhi did not believe in the barriers created by religions, cultures, superstitions, and mistrust. He
taught and lived the brotherhood of all religions.
7. Gandhi believed in the art of living without concern for the fruits of one’s actions. He practiced not
worrying about success or failure, but paid attention to the work at hand without feeling the slightest
anxiety or fatigue.
8. In order to enjoy life one should not be selfishly attached to anything. Non- attachment means to have
a pure motive and a correct means without any worry or desired result. He who gives up actions falls,
but he who gives up the reward rises and is liberated.
9. Yoga is the complete re-integration of all the states of mind, the intellect, senses, emotions, instincts,
and every level of personality. It is a process of becoming whole.
10. One’s mantra becomes one’s staff of life and carries one through every ordeal. Each repetition has a
new meaning and carries one nearer and nearer to God. It is capable of transforming that which is
negative in the personality into that which is positive, and it can gradually integrate divided and
opposing thoughts at deeper and deeper levels of consciousness.