A quote of Mahatma Gandhi in face book profile of UK based student in his youth caught my attention. Isn't amazing? Gandhi being a global voice still stirs heart of masses beyond barrier of religion, class or country.
But the question is "Do we really understand Gandhi?"
I found myself still in abeyance about the choice of tools of Gandhi for fighting against tyranny? Didn’t it delay liberty for our country people? Could we get our birth right long before if all Indians would have collected in a group with homespun weapons and force them to get out of our beloved home? I don’t have a convincing explanation.
Technology equipped and with dictatorial mind set, British colonist was tough to crack if there would be no one voice, rock-solid and stiff. Although Gandhi’s some controversial experiments to resist macho relish is beyond my understanding as I feel that experiments with morality is not an issue to prove- there is no one and nothing to prove except to oneself; yet as a politician the fact is that he brought a phenomenal change. The change which was not possible to imagine. I consider him imaginary. Hallucination is the first step of Imagination and imagination leads to creation. Creation of freedom and freedom fighters would not be possible without Gandhi vision.
I believe, Gandhi's major contributions were involvement of women in freedom fight and addressing social stigmas in parallel of freedom fight. I understand freedom without social justice is of no value.
There is many prospectus of a man which can not be explained or understood and Mahatma is not beyond the fact. An ordinary man leads men and women together in most extraordinarily way and for a one reason, it makes M D Gandhi, extraordinary nothing more than that.
I am not convinced to accept any philosophy without weighing all logical prospectuses with blind eyes but I am sure that any good should be grasped from any source.
My beloved quote from Gandhi collection - "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" makes me strong every time in moments of fragile memories and vulnerable mind. Sometime I resist my deep longing of payback and finally I settle for silence. I burst time to time and I hope with universal philosophy of satya and ahimsa, I would be more liberal and more human.