Definitions for mahatmaməˈhɑt mə, -ˈhæt-
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(Hinduism) term of respect for a brahmin sage
One of a class of sages, or
Origin: [Skr. mahtman, lit., great-souled, wise.]
An epithet granted in India and Tibet to people thought to have great knowledge and love of humanity
Origin: From Sanskrit, महात्मा (mahātman) महा (mahā) + आत्मन (ātman) meaning great spirit
Mahatma is Sanskrit for "Great Soul". It is similar in usage to the modern Christian term saint. This epithet is commonly applied to prominent people like Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Lalon Shah and Jyotirao Phule. Rabindranath Tagore is said to have accorded, or popularized, this title for Gandhi.
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one who, according to the Theosophists, has passed through the complete cycle of incarnation, has thereby attained perfection of being, and acquired the rank of high priesthood and miraculous powers in the spirit world, one, it would seem, of "the spirits of just men made perfect."
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Mahatma Gandi was what wives wish their husbands were: thin, tan and moral.
Mahatma is one whose soul doesn't rest in peace while there are tears even in a single eye.
Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth. (said of Mahatma Gandhi)
It's more advisable and better off to live for others than to live for oneself or yourself. Yes! because a selfish person is easily forgotten after his or her demise. Whereas, the world do remember and celebrate the generous person(s) perpetually e.g. John D. Rockefeller/Andrew Carnegie/George Soros/Oprah Winfrey/Warren Buffett/Martin Luther King Jnr./Mother Theresa/Mahatma Gandhi/Nelson Mandela/Chinua Achebe among others. Thus, endeavour to live for others throughout your lifetime. For, it really pays eventually.
You're just a mortal i.e. you are subject to death. But guess what? You can achieve immortality i.e. you can live forever even after your demise just by succeeding in achieving an enduring fame via living for others now that you're still alive. Yes of course, you can achieve immortality. For, many mortals like you have already achieved immortality, just because they lived for others throughout their lifetimes e.g. Zig Ziglar/William Shakespare/Chinua Achebe/Mother Theresa/Mahatma Gandhi/Andrew Carnegie among others.
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