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Mahatma Gandhi – Religious Servant Leader

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“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

(Sourced from: http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Mahatma_Gandhi/)

 

Facts:

        Born October 2, 1869

        Hi birthday each year is celebrated in India as ‘Gandhi Jayanti”

        Originally Gandhi was a British educated lawyer

        He was married at age 13 (1883) through an arranged marriage and had 4 sons

        Pioneer of Satyagraha- the resistance of tyranny through mass civil disobedience, founded on the principal of total non-violence

        He was the leader of the Indian National Congress

        He campaigned for the alleviation of poverty, liberation of women, brotherhood amongst different religions and ethnicities, and for the end of discrimination.

        Above all Gandhi believed in the independence of India from foreign domination

 (Sourced from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi).

 

 

Servant Leadership Traits:

Vision- Gandhi remained committed to truth and non-violence even in the most extreme of situation.

Inspiration- Gandhi was said to have inspired Dr. martin Luther King Jr, Steve Biko and Aung San Suu Khi and through the the American civil rights movement.

Credibility & Trust- Gandhi was a student of Hindu philosophy and lived simply and self-sufficiently. He believed a person involved in public service should lead a simple life. His followers believed he had n hidden agenda’s and was there to allow his followers to achieve their goals.

Pioneering- Gandhi was the pioneer of Satyagraha- the resistance of tyranny through mass civil disobedience, founded on the principal of total non-violence

Truth- Gandhi dedicated his life to the discovery of the truth, or Satya. He tried to discover this by learning from his own mistakes.

 

Want to read more about Mahatma Gandhi’s life?

Click here http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/mahatma_ghandi.htm for a brief history.

For a collection of Gandhi information, audio, pictures, and video footage click here http://www.gandhiserve.org/.

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