Quotes on Gandhi
In part a tribute to the memory of Mahatma Gandhi. (When Dalai Lama 14th was awarded the Prize in 1989)
Around the world, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, what they did was hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single term.
Global warming is, first and foremost, a challenge to the moral imagination... Gandhi used the word satyagraha, or 'truth force.' In American politics, there have been soaring moments throughout our history when the truth has swept aside entrenched power.
He's somebody I find a lot of inspiration in. He inspired Dr. King with his message of nonviolence. He ended up doing so much and changed the world just by the power of his ethics. (In the reply of question: Who was the one person, dead or live, that you would choose to dine with?)
We may all be happy and grateful that destiny gifted us with such an enlightened contemporary, a role model for the generations to come.
Bapuji, you might not be believing in violence and we have taken to arms. But basically we are on the same wave-length. You are motivated by the urge for freedom, we too are motivated by the same urge. The struggle that was started after your arrest on 9th Aughst1942 did not remain locked up only in India. That started the freedom struggle far and wide. It touched the hearts and minds of my army men and though they think, I am their leader, in fact you are our leader.