Gandhi: A Spiritual Biography

Gandhi: A Spiritual Biography


In his Autobiography, Gandhi wrote, “What i would like to achieve—what i've been striving and pining to accomplish those thirty years—is self-realization, to determine God nose to nose. . . . All that I do when it comes to conversing and writing, and all my ventures within the political box, are directed to this similar end.” whereas hundreds and hundreds of biographies and histories were written approximately Gandhi (1869–1948), the vast majority of them have desirous about the nationwide, political, social, monetary, academic, ecological, or familial dimensions of his lifestyles. only a few, in recounting how Gandhi led his state to political freedom, have seen his fight basically as a look for religious liberation.
 
moving the focal point to the understudied topic of Gandhi’s religious lifestyles, Arvind Sharma retells the tale of Gandhi’s existence via this lens. Illuminating unsuspected dimensions of Gandhi’s internal global and uncovering their astounding connections together with his outward activities, Sharma explores the eclectic non secular surroundings during which Gandhi was once raised, his trust in karma and rebirth, his conviction that morality and faith are synonymous, his attitudes towards tyranny and freedom, and, maybe most crucial, the mysterious resource of his strength to set up new norms of human behavior. This booklet enlarges our realizing of 1 of history’s such a lot profoundly influential figures, a guy whose belief within the energy of the spirit helped free up millions.

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