Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi(noun)
political and spiritual leader during India's struggle with Great Britain for home rule; an advocate of passive resistance (1869-1948)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world. The son of a senior government official, Gandhi was born and raised in a Bania community in coastal Gujarat, and trained in law in London. Gandhi became famous by fighting for the civil rights of Muslim and Hindu Indians in South Africa, using new techniques of non-violent civil disobedience that he developed. Returning to India in 1915, he set about organising peasants to protest excessive land-taxes. A lifelong opponent of "communalism" he reached out widely to all religious groups. He became a leader of Muslims protesting the declining status of the Caliphate. Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women's rights, building religious and ethnic amity, ending untouchability, increasing economic self-reliance, and above all for achieving Swaraj—the independence of India from British domination.
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The numerical value of mahatma gandhi in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of mahatma gandhi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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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.
You are just a mortal i.e. you are subject to death. But guess what? You can achieve immortality i.e. you can live perpetually 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 Shakespeare/Chinua Achebe/Nelson Mandela/Mother Theresa/Martin Luther King Jnr./Mahatma Gandhi/Andrew Carnegie among others.
King Solomon was a wise king and teacher too. Moreover, Plato was a wonderful teacher and inspirer. As well, Socrates was also an awesome teacher and inspirer. Zig Ziglar was equally a profound teacher and motivator. Deodatta V. Shenai Khatkhate is undoubtedly an inspiring teacher and motivator. Eunuch Adebayo is an insightful teacher and preacher. Besides, David Oyedepo is a charismatic teacher and preacher among other teachers and inspirers like John C. Maxwell, Martin Luter King Jnr., Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, Chinua Achebe, Oprah Winfrey, Henry Ford, Nelson Mandela, Wole Soyinka, Chris Oyakhilome, Paul Enenche, David Ogbueli, Matthew Ashimolowo, David Abioye etc. But above all, Jesus Christ was the greatest teacher and inspirer. And he will ever remain the greatest teacher and inspirer of all time. Because, he was the embodiment of divine wisdom, he is still the embodiment of divine wisdom and he will ever remain the embodiment of divine or extraordinary wisdom. Oh! yes, Jesus Christ is as well the epitome of divine wisdom. If you don't concur with me. Go ahead and read the scriptures (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). For, you will surely and eventually concur with me QED.
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