Lok Satta Junction

For better governance in India.

Lessons from Gandhi

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For Gandhi, man was the measure of all things. The basic purpose of human life was to reach higher levels of consciousness. Gandhi realised that if the embodied human spirit was to progress, man must be free, full of dignity, and earnest about his own advance. The greatest quest in life is to reach one’s potential. Gandhi’s ambition is much greater than India’s independence. He wrote in Young India, “my ambition is much higher than independence. Through the deliverance of India, I seek to deliver the so-called weaker races of the earth from the crushing heels of Western exploitation… India’s coming into her own will mean every nation doing likewise.” This has proved prophetic.

For Loksatta to become successful, it should be able to attract such ambitious and motivated people. Goodness in heart or empty idealism is just not good enough to become leaders. They need ambition, drive and a great desire to bring upon change.

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Written by jujung

October 4, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Posted in Ideas

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