Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Two Ambitions of Vinoba

As a young man Vinoba was motivated by two aims in life. One, he wanted to become a revolutionary patriot like those in Bengal, who threw bombs at British officers and, if caught, were sentenced to death and happily faced death in the service of their motherland.Another goal which beckoned him was to go to the Himalayas, be absorbed in deep meditation and get God-realisation.

On 7th June 1916, he went to Gandhiji's Kochrab Ashram in Ahmedabad and found that both his goals were there.In Gandhi he saw a peaceful revolutionary who dedicated his life to the service of the motherland and a votary of Truth. His pursuit of Truth took him to the worship of God who is present in the poor and the down-trodden. Gandhi became Vinoba's Bengal and Himalayas.

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