Today we have brought stories of Mahatma Gandhi, which you will get a lot of encouragement by reading.
We all are well acquainted with Mahatma Gandhi and we can never forget the great works and sacrifices made by him. He was a very courageous person and at the same time had the courage to raise his voice against every wrong thing. Due to these qualities, he has many followers even in today’s era who follow in his footsteps.
1. True spirit of service to the country
Gandhiji lived in the Sabarmati Ashram, it was at that time that the movement of non-cooperation had now started. The feeling of patriotism started coming in the people and they had decided to drive the British out of the country and adopt Swadeshi.
A young man came to Gandhiji and introduced himself and said –
I ! I am educated, I know English, I am a high noble, please tell me any work of my level! I have the passion to serve the country and I want to help you in the non-cooperation movement. Gandhiji patiently listened to the full introduction of that young man, but as soon as the young man had finished introducing himself, Gandhiji said that at present, arrangements have to be made to prepare food for the ashram, for this will you help me in making rice?
The young man reluctantly joined Gandhiji in the task of picking rice.
He was not feeling at all good doing this work.
He had imagined that Gandhiji would tell him the work according to his ability, but the opposite happened. It was evening time, the people living there were engaged in the cleaning system of the ashram, seeing that the young men were not feeling good at all.
The young man got up and wanted to take permission from Mahatma ji.
Okay Mahatma ji, now allow me to eat dinner a little early, so let us allow me to go home. The Mahatma placed a loving hand on the shoulder of that young man and said that you have the spirit of service to the country. This is a very good thing, it is appreciated. But the spirit of service to the country should be with a clean mind and a pure heart. In this, instead of considering yourself as superior, everyone should work in the interest of the country.
You must be understanding what I want to say.
That young man was understanding the words of Gandhiji very well.
He apologized to Gandhiji with folded hands and said, I understand your words very well.
Forgive me, I will not consider myself superior and others inferior and will serve the country with a true heart.
Appreciating that young man, Mahatma ji embraced him, it filled the eyes of that young man.
True patriotism is not only necessary for courage and passion, but it is also necessary that he should see all the people living in the country with equal vision and adopt all the people without any distinction of high and low, otherwise his patriotism No meaning remains. If we look at a class living in our country from a low point of view, then it also threatens the integrity of the country.
2. Revolution of Khadi
Mahatma Gandhi was in the ashram of Sabarmati. There was an influx of people who met Gandhiji. In the evening when he was meeting the visitors, he met a farmer who had come from Champaran. The farmer drew Gandhiji’s attention to the atrocities in Champaran and the degradation of human values. The farmer told how the Seth moneylenders are exploiting ordinary farmers at the behest of the British. All their produce goes in the name of the British. Even no clothes on the body, no food in the house to eat.
The farmer invited Gandhi to come to Champaran.
Gandhiji’s heart trembled after hearing the condition of Champaran from the farmer’s mouth. He immediately made up his mind to go to Champaran. On reaching Champaran, Gandhiji saw the reality there with his own eyes. There were torn old fair clothes on the bodies of women. Many women did not come out of the house due to lack of clothes. The British and moneylenders had the right over the produce made by the farmers. The people there could not do anything according to their mind. He was dependent on foreign goods.
Even basic essentials like clothes.
Gandhiji inspired the British to manufacture Khadi clothes to teach them a lesson.
Addressing the people there, Gandhiji told – How can you make Khadi clothes yourself with a charkha. can be completely independent. By doing this they should give a befitting reply to the British, who continuously exploit them. The volunteers of the ashram carried forward the ideas of Gandhiji. Taught the people of Champaran to make clothes with a spinning wheel. Soon it turned into a revolution. The demand for Khadi cloth increased in the whole country. With the effect of Khadi revolution, Khadi clothes reached abroad also. Gandhiji’s heart trembled after hearing the condition of Champaran from the farmer’s mouth. He immediately made up his mind to go to Champaran. On reaching Champaran, Gandhiji saw the reality there with his own eyes. There were torn old fair clothes on the bodies of women. Many women did not come out of the house due to lack of clothes. The British and moneylenders had the right over the produce made by the farmers. The people there could not do anything according to their mind. He was dependent on foreign goods.
Even basic essentials like clothes.
Gandhiji inspired the British to manufacture Khadi clothes to teach them a lesson.
Addressing the people there, Gandhiji told – How can you make Khadi clothes yourself with a charkha. can be completely independent. By doing this they should give a befitting reply to the British, who continuously exploit them. The volunteers of the ashram carried forward the ideas of Gandhiji. Taught the people of Champaran to make clothes with a spinning wheel. Soon it turned into a revolution. The demand for Khadi cloth increased in the whole country. Due to the effect of Khadi revolution, Khadi cloth reached abroad also.
- The biggest challenges can be overcome together.
- If you are determined to do something, then any difficult task can be done easily.
- Slavery is a curse on human life.
3. Gandhi’s answer
The contribution of Gandhiji in the freedom struggle is unforgettable.
The way Gandhiji contributed in the freedom struggle is still remembered in the country. Perhaps this was the reason that even today he is addressed as the Father of the Nation. The way Gandhiji initiated many types of movements for the freedom movement like Non-cooperation Movement, Quit India Movement, Salt Movement etc., which proved to be a milestone in the freedom struggle. During this movement, he had to go to jail many times. He gave his arrest without hesitation, and used to talk about joining the freedom struggle with the Indian prisoners living there, and used to run his movement even while in jail.
It is a matter of one day that Gandhiji was in jail, he received a long and wide letter, in which many questions were asked.
This letter was from Bholanath.
Bholanath had asked Gandhiji for answers to many questions.
Gandhi ji was patiently asking his colleague to write the answers to all those questions. Seeing this, his colleague could not stay and he asked Gandhiji – is it necessary to write answers to all these questions? Gandhiji humbly said that the question of Bholanath is not only of Bholanath but of every Indian. That’s why it has to be answered and if you have the tendency to answer, then there is no one greater than you. One should have the ability to answer any question and Bholanath helped me when I was in dire need of help.
When I started the movement, he was the first person who stood shoulder to shoulder with me and went to jail. Not only this, Bholanath was the first volunteer to leave his government job in the non-cooperation movement. I will be grateful to such volunteers till my death, I will never forget their support and hard work.
Mahatma Gandhi became emotional while saying this,
His eyes became moist and his throat was full, now everyone understood what Gandhiji’s thoughts were, he could do anything out of his gratitude.
- The question asked by someone should not be avoided but face it.
- Gratitude should always be kept in your heart for someone who has helped you.
- It is absolutely necessary to keep our heart pure before accomplishing any great objective.
4. steadfast to the word
Non-cooperation movement Gandhiji started on a large scale. The movement quickly assumed a formidable form. Funds were needed for the movement to run smoothly. Gandhiji called upon his workers to cooperate voluntarily. Workers from all over the country actively participated in this call of Gandhiji.
Sightingly, he had enough money gathered. This money was to be received from each household.
There was no prejudice of caste, religion, creed etc.
Gandhiji was sitting in his ashram, consulting his disciple about the movement.
A moneylender came to the ashram just then.
The moneylender expressed his desire to donate the amount of cooperation to Gandhiji’s movement.
This contribution amount was very big, but the moneylender’s selfishness was bigger than that.
The moneylender bowed to Gandhiji and presented a huge amount in support of his movement.
But the moneylender asked not to spend this amount on Dalits and Hindus.
The moneylender said – this money of mine should be spent in the welfare of the Muslim.
Gandhiji was bound by the promise, he immediately returned that amount to the moneylender.
Assuming his intentions wrong, he was asked to leave the ashram.
Gandhiji never accepted such an amount which was prejudiced.
This is the reason why Gandhiji kept the contribution amount transparent.
- Any work should be done with full devotion.
- While doing the work, under any circumstances, one should avoid getting into bad company.
- Social welfare This meaning should be above caste, religion, religion, creed.
5. Opposing the practice of sacrificial
When Gandhiji reached Champaran, he saw a procession going towards the place of Devi. The crowd was going on dancing and singing by playing drums and drums. The goat’s compassionate voice was coming out loud from the crowd
Gandhi ji wondered how this goat’s voice is coming from the middle of the crowd?
Inquiry with the volunteers then came to know that the goat is being taken to the place of Goddess for sacrifice. Goddess is pleased by the sacrifice of this goat.
Sacrifice of goat is considered auspicious for the fulfillment of any kind of difficult task.
Gandhiji was very surprised. He had heard such things, he saw it today.
Immediately he reached the place of Goddess, grabbed the rope tied around the goat’s neck.
People knew and respected Gandhiji very much.
Everyone wondered why Gandhiji did this.
When asked, Gandhiji said that if the goddess is pleased with the sacrifice of a goat, then she will be more happy if a human is sacrificed. By sacrificing a human, all the desired works will be fulfilled.
So I should be sacrificed in place of the goat, people were surprised.
Gandhi ji explained this type of superstition and killing of animals in the form of sacrifice to the people in detail.
The people there apologized to Gandhi with folded hands and also vowed not to kill the animal.
Since then, except for a few exceptions, there has been no news of animal killing.
- There can be no other sin than killing a living being.
- Superstition compels a person to do bad deeds.
- Mob and wrong company sometimes co-exist Should not give By being in contact with them, they themselves become partakers of sin.
6. A sweet punishment of Mahatma Gandhi
It is a matter of independence, when Mahatma Gandhi was living in Sabarmati Ashram.
As everyone knows Mahatma Gandhi was a true supporter of time and rule. His conduct included keeping up with the times. He used to reach before time to attend any meeting or function, Gandhiji did not want any other person to face trouble because of him.
Mahatma Gandhi was also a strong opponent of waste and wasteful spending.
Many times when the workers used to spend for show in his welcome, he used to tell them to take care of them further by telling them to waste money in vain. Mahatma Gandhi As you know he was a strong supporter of truth, non-violence and brotherhood, he presented many examples which are heard in the society even today. Many times he used to suddenly reach the crowd and make people aware of the external pomp and superstitions.
Wherever Mahatma Gandhi lived, he must have followed the time.
He had made strict rules to follow the time in Sabarmati Ashram too.
All work should be according to the time as such, arrangements were made. There was a provision to ring the bell twice during the meal, if no one was present at the dining venue even after ringing two bells, then they had to stand and wait until the queue rose. a The day Mahatma Gandhi was busy with some important work, it was time for lunch. The first bell and then the second bell had rung, but Mahatma Gandhi could not reach the dining hall. As soon as he reached the dining area, the row had already sat down for the meal. Seeing Mahatma Gandhi coming, a worker should make arrangements for him to sit in the row, but Mahatma Gandhi stopped the worker from doing so by saying the rules are equal for all.
Mahatma Gandhi, like the others, stood on one side till the row rose.
Seeing Mahatma Gandhi standing, the workers also arranged to bring a chair, but Mahatma Gandhi did not accept the chair as a punishment. Because all the workers used to wait for their turn by standing till the row got up. He was a common man at this time and the punishment was equal for all, so he automatically served his sentence like an ordinary worker.
Seeing this all the workers got more inspired by Mahatma Gandhi.
(Compilation – Nishikant ‘Hindi Department’)
7. Leaders’ difference ( Stories of Mahatma Gandhi )
Today, so much money and wealth have come to the leaders, even if they have come by doing improper work. All s live a life of fun and mislead innocent innocent people by telling the truth to be untrue and confuse their politics and stay drenched in the cold air of AC day and night. If he had visited a poor settlement today, arrangements for cleanliness would have been made there in advance. Soaps were distributed to the people for bathing, so that no one meeting Netaji would remain a fair. Air conditioner would be installed at the place of Netaji sitting up so that Netaji would not get heat and all those things would have disappeared when Netaji escaped from there.
Earlier when politics started, this type of show and pomp was not there.
There is a land-sky difference between today’s politics and old politics, earlier politics used to be based on the spirit of patriotism and social welfare, today it has been replaced by politics of filling one’s own reserves and misleading people. a It is a matter of day that Mahatma Gandhi went to a village in Champaran, where the workers raised flags to welcome Mahatma Gandhi, instead of pylons and arranged flower garlands etc. Mahatma Gandhi could not understand anything after seeing the type of arrangement Mahatma Gandhi was observing a fast of silence on that day, so he could not talk to his workers and remained silent.
Next day when Mahatma Gandhi’s silent fast ended, he called the worker and asked for the details of the expenses incurred in such an event, he said that we collected donations to welcome you and brought flowers and other materials from the city because It was difficult to find in the village. Mahatma Gandhi was very sad and said that you people are cheating me.
What was the need to spend so much on my reception.
I am a simple person, and deserve a simple welcome. You guys made this expenditure in vain, which hurts my heart more. Hearing the words of Mahatma Gandhi, the eyes of the workers became moist and they prayed for forgiveness from Mahatma Gandhi and took a vow that this type of work would not happen again in the future. Earlier leaders used to do this type of politics, which is not possible today, you must have also experienced it around you.
(Compilation – Nishikant ‘Hindi Department’)
8. Gandhi’s Conservative Policy ( Stories of Mahatma Gandhi )
The independence movement was in full swing, which made the British nervous. The policy of the British has always been ‘divide and rule’. The British have started many efforts to divide Hindus and Muslims. Mahatma Gandhi had understood the tricks of the British, he knew that without Hindu-Muslim freedom cannot be achieved. Gandhiji started trying to connect Hindus and Muslims by forgetting small differences. He organized many meetings of all religions.
Kirtan hymn in the mosque and started the recitation of Quran in the temple.
The people of India fully supported Gandhiji in this activity.
Where the saints of Hinduism got a place in the mosques, the clerics and the scholars of Islam got refuge in the temple too. The British were stunned by Gandhi’s efforts, his efforts seemed to be unsuccessful. He realized that in this way he would not be able to separate Hindu-Muslim. To sabotage this effort, he made many allegations against Gandhiji. Gandhiji was also accused of spoiling the religious atmosphere by doing it to religious people.
But Mahatma Gandhi did not get distracted by this, he continued his efforts.
Soon Hindu Muslims came together and forced the British to return from India.
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