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Gandhi… and becoming a Great Soul

“You must be the change you want to see in the world,” said “Mahatma” Gandhi who led India to independence and inspired human rights movements worldwide.

Spirituality & Health magazine’s March/April issue delved into the nurturing of a great soul. What it means and how to go about it in your daily life. Not all of us are destined for “public” greatness, but we all have the potential for “personal” greatness. “What ever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”

The Simple Foundations of a Legacy: Gandhi seemed, or did not aspire to greatness. He did however, hold on steadfastly to simple practices. He did not want us to lose our faith in humanity:  “Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

While believing and trying to have the freedom to fully express his own personality, he warns us that even the wisest can take a wrong turn. “It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom.”

We are asked to:

  • Recognize that we are always changing
  • Recognize that we are not always the best judges of ourselves
  • Reach out to get help and to inspire others

“What we practice is who we are”

Excerpts from “Three Bold Steps to become the Great Soul You Are.” by Stephen Kiesling Editor-in-Chief of Spirituality & Health
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2 Responses to “Gandhi… and becoming a Great Soul”


  1. May 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I have a very special place in my heart for Gandhi. There are people who talk against him, I know, but I respect him for his tolerance.

  2. 2 INAL
    May 17, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    A brave thing to have in those times, and in those locations – tolerance. But I see less of it every day. A shame really because we don’t live in silos.


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