Following In The Mahatma's Footsteps
Let us take a closer look at Gandhiji's childhood, what influenced his teachings and how we can use his philosophy even in today's times
Little did the Gandhi family know that the last baby of Putlibai, born in a dark, windowless, ground floor room of the Gandhi residence in Porbandar, Gujrat, would one day become the strong ray of light that would lead the nation suffering at the hands of the British Rule to its independence.
The man who people adoringly called 'Bapu', fought endless legal battles, challenged the British taxes and opposed the mighty British rule was a man who in his childhood was considered as a quiet, shy and nervous child.
Mohandas was an avid reader of the stories of Shraavana and Harishchandra. The values of these legendary characters left lasting impressions in the fragile mind of this little boy.
Let us learn from some of Gandhiji's teachings and understand their usefulness even in today's times.
Many students today, turn up late for class; submit their projects, assignments or any other tasks assigned to them late. This occurs because a lot of youngsters are not effective managers of time and they end up wasting too much using Facebook or WhatsApp or not planning their day properly.
Gandhiji believed "A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes." His beliefs influenced his thoughts. He actioned his thoughts like non-violence, peace, harmony, Satyagraha, discipline, simple living and so on.
Your thoughts too can form habits. If you believe you can achieve the right balance between leisure and work. That would make the first step to making your beliefs turn into actions.
Excerpts from The Teenager Today – Article by Prof. Sherene Aftab
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