Friday, 7 November 2014

Gandhi and Karma

"If I have a duty at all towards fellow creatures, I must think of what it is in the face of those who are simply skin and bone. Is there such a thing as the quality of mercy and pity and love, and if there is am I to say that these who are dying of slow starvation are reaping... the fruits of their past karma ? 'Each for his own' is the message ? As I write these words in cold blood, I feel staggered, and if such was the implication of the law of karma, I should become a rebel against it. Fortunately it teaches me a different lesson.
On the one hand it teaches me patience, and on the other it commands me to undo the past by rearrangeing the present." - Gandhiji

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