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#7179 - 10/01/00 09:33 PM Words from Gandhi's autobiography
Today is October 2, the day Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in the year
1869. A man born some two centuries ago may appear irrelevant to our age,
but in reality his life and message are still applicable to our lives today.
As opposed to being a tale of great achievements, as most autobiographies
are, his `Story of My Experiments With Truth' is a collection of
introspections and experiences in his search for truth. "Let us not reduce
the standards of truth even by a hair's breadth for judging erring mortals
like myself," he writes in the introduction.
In a world where success is measured by what kind of car one drives, how
lavish a house one lives in, can we learn something from a man who got by
with just a loincloth?
This week's AWAD picks a few words from his autobiography, translated from
the original in Gujarati by Mahadev Desai. Visit your local library or
click http://www.mahatma.org.in to learn more about Mahatma, literally,
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