“To see the universal and all-pervading Spirit of Truth face to face one must be able to love the
meanest of creation as oneself. And a man who aspires after that cannot afford to keep out of any
field of life.
That is why my devotion to Truth has drawn me into the field of politics; and I can say
without the slightest hesitation, and yet in all humility, that those who say that religion has nothing
to do with politics do not know what religion means.”
– Mahatma Gandiji, autobiography.
I find it very interesting, especially in connection with my earlier post on Daneel Andreev’s quote about love to evil which is only a highly enlightened soul is able to: “In the distant future even more spiritual possibilities will arise. Even love for demons will become viable and necessary. History has already seen some saints who grew to such a love. ”
~Even love for demons will become viable and necessary~ – Hmmm…. 🙂
Let alone love for devil (whatever it is)… I have difficulty even accepting fellow human beings, and not being judgmental.
younailed it Swaps, we are still very far away from this…but we pointed out, this is the matter of a distant future 🙂
I cant explain but I am not agree with your this view presented ie.Even love for demons will become viable and necessary.En lighted soul will not require this or will not go that ext-ream as it could be win of devil power The another meaning of andrew quote is the quantity of other… demons will be so huge that there will be no alternative to accept them which seems very dangerous . About Gandhiji… He had understood power of politics and he try to impose that politics can be good if politician can be good. it is not good to any wise person that because politician has spoils all good politics and used only for self development one should not enter in it Still he can enter and clean it who believes on truth ……..
Any way So far many says that ( Gandhi vs. Gandhi) Whatever Gandhiji has told in personal life he has experiences it and told It is not good but I have behave same way you dont. So ambiguity in words and actions was seen so many have opposed him too and were not agree with him even i hope Kasturba has expressed something about it . I am not sure…. but I heard.
It is not easy to become en lighted soul as one has accepts some certain truths and its effects on future still he will be superior as he understand whole mechanism yet not react…… and expected to react in goodwill of mankind …even some time accepting loss or criticism. Gandhiji might be intended same meaning
Perhaps it depends on the level of consciousness – the higher you grow in consciousness the more of the creation are you able to embrace – be its so called good or bad counterpart, and appropriately deal with them in their own perspectives.
The mother’s role in the hindi movie ‘Mother India’ may highlight the point to an extent. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_India
Interesting saying from Gandhi indeed.
why you chose particulary this pic and not a difrrent one?
you know?? I only road on a horse…just once this life