Read about patience, politics, and maturity this 2nd October; it can be a great life lesson. 2021, 2nd October, today, India celebrates Gandhi’s 152nd birthday. Even after almost 74years, Gandhi and his political aspects remain respectful to every Indian.
Today is the day when every Indian celebrate gratitude together. But how a person became this much important to this nation?
Why does his political legacy still count and inspire millions of people, Indians, the rest of the world, and continue his philosophical significance?
Honesty is the most probable thing that first comes to our mind whenever we talk about Gandhi. He was a man of word and honour.
His simplicity and gratitude towards Indians helped us remember him and celebrate him even in this horrible pandemic.
His beliefs were all about Humanity and how Humanity should be the top priority; he taught India.
He never created any differences between people. He always treated each of the Indians as Indians, nothing more nor less.
In a world that continues to suffer from political issues to jeopardize everything else, both in oppressive situations such as Afghanistan, Myanmar, Syria, etc., and in democracies such as the United States, Spain, Poland, India, etc. reading about Gandhi as a lesson in political maturity is an ethical imperative.
Every country has something to learn from him.
For Gandhi, politics was never a joke or mere rules, and it was ethical to conduct for him.
He believed that politics could be the saviour of humankind if the user performs it with true purpose. Otherwise, it’s just a danger zone.
Culture and Religion
As I said, Gandhi was a believer in Humanity, so he was a pluralist thinker.
He was full of patience, which is why Gandhi’s life story is a life lesson. Learning and knowing him is a lifelong process.
He had a profoundly ethical view of politics because he and his followers always thought that Humanity is the most important culture of all that one should follow and worship.
Even today, Gandhi’s followers talk about religion and politics concept which revolves around epistemic Humanity.
In other words, he recognized neither the infallible authority of prophetic texts nor the sanctity of religious traditions.
At the same time, he was the foremost critic of the epistemological arrogance of modern rationality and its authoritarian practices in terms of colonial thought and imperialist rule.
Because of his primary concern for the self-respect of individuals and nations, Gandhi has combined the two notions of truth and non-violence with that of the term Swaraj.
Gandhi’s conscientious politics
Gandhi once said, “Where there is selfishness, we will find incivility and arrogance. Where it is absent, we will find a sense of self-respect along with civilization.
Those who cherish self-respect act towards everyone in a spirit of friendship because they value the self-respect of others as much as they appreciate their own.
He sees himself in everyone, and everyone else in himself puts himself in line with others.
The egoist keeps aloof from others and, believing himself superior to the rest of the world, takes [it] on himself to judge everyone, and in the result, he allows the world to have the measure of his smallness”.
This thought of Gandhi explained that if one can read Gandhi deeply and approach it in real life, the tale of Gandhi would become the saviour of Humanity.
Because despite all his flaws, his ability to nurture Humanity, appeal to mature and conscientious politics and nobility of soul continue to be a robust ethical response to political questions as well as lives’.