26 Lessons from Mahatma Gandhi

These 26 lessons from Mahatma Gandhi are for you to contemplate and investigate in your lives. The come from the Purpose Ferry, Luminita Saviuc.

Luminita is a former employee of Mindvalley who has achieved an enormous degree of success on her own. She is a gifted writer and speaker from Romania.

On her blog, she includes quotes from Gandhi in the 26 lessons that you may want to read. Here are the lessons as she wrote them.

1. An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.Gandhi

2. It’s the quality of your life that matters not the speed with which you live.

3. You’ve got to have a sense of humor to keep your sanity.

4. Always do the right thing even if nobody is watching.

5. Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs.

6. God has no religion.

7. Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul.

8. Faith is the food of the Soul.

9. Never lose faith in humanity.

10. Truth and love always triumphs.

11. Be aware of the seven social sins1.

12. Let go of worry.

13. Be the change you want to see in the world.

14. Where there is love there will always be peace.

15. When you stand with your two feet on the ground, you will always keep your balance.

16. Each day you are preparing for your future.

17. Live each day as if it were your last.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

18. Contrary to what you were lead to believe, forgiveness is not a weakness but a strength.

19. Love is the strongest force the world possesses.

20. Nobody can hurt you without your permission.

21. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective than the one derived from fear.

22. Never betray your true self.

23. As you think so shall you be.

24. To call woman the weaker sex is a libel.

25. We treat the world as we treat ourselves.

26. Your Health is your real wealth.

The very first lesson is actually a quote from Gandhi and it is the one that strikes me as the most significant today. Tomorrow it may be another one, like number 24.

The first lesson is about practice. I think it is important to practice every day.

These lessons can become your daily practice. While you are lying in bed after waking up or going to sleep, pick one of them to contemplate. Read it over at least three times and think about and feel deeply what it means to you. It is all right to chose the same one on multiple days.

Which one of these 26 lessons from Gandhi moves you today?

1“Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.” – Gandhi

Books by Gandhi

Gandhi An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth

Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi

Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and countless other nonviolent struggles of the t… [Read More…]

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