Mahatma Gandhi on the Meaning of Life

an-end-of-an-era-school-in-gujarat-where-mahatma-gandhi-studied-shuts-down-after-164-years“The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.

The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Truth is one, paths are many. The meaning of life is not unique to one religion – with all the others being false, as some may claim. It is above that. It is above any single religion – or path – or philosophy. It is above everything – and yet it is the very essence of everything – for it is an aspect of God itself.”

When asked to sum up the meaning of life in three words or less, Gandhi responded cheerfully, “That’s easy: Renounce and enjoy.”


~Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

Excellence Reporter 2015


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