By M. K. Gandhi, Mahadev Desai
In this autobiography, additionally titled The tale of My Experiments with Truth, Mohandas ok. Gandhi recounts his existence from early life up till 1921, noting that "my existence from this aspect onward has been so public that there's not often something approximately it that folks don't know." HarperCollins selected this paintings as one of many "100 most crucial non secular Books of the twentieth Century." The pursuit of fact was once a guideline for Gandhi. He states that it "is no longer my objective to aim a true autobiography. I easily are looking to inform the tale of my quite a few experiments with fact, and as my lifestyles involves not anything yet these experiments, it truly is precise that the tale will take the form of an autobiography." He additionally notes that this "will in fact contain experiments with non-violence, celibacy and different ideas of behavior believed to be precise from truth."
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But my purpose being to give an account of various practical applications of these principles, I have given the chapters I propose to write the title of The Story of My Experiments with Truth. These will of course include experiments with non-violence, celibacy and other principles of conduct believed to be distinct from truth. But for me, truth is the sovereign principle, which includes numerous other principles. This truth is not only truthfulness in word, but truthfulness in thought also, and not only the relative truth of our conception, but the Absolute Truth, the Eternal Principle, that is God.
Religious Ferment XVI. Man Proposes, God Disposes XVII. Settled in Natal XVIII. Colour Bar XIX. Natal Indian Congress XX. Balasundaram XXI. The £3 Tax XXII. Comparative Study of Religions XXIII. As a Householder XXIV. Homeward XXV. In India XXVI. Two Passions XXVII. The Bombay Meeting XXVIII. Poona and Madras XXIX. 'Return Soon' PART III I. Rumblings of the Storm II. The Storm III. The Test IV. The Calm After The Storm V. Education of Children VI. Spirit of Service VII. Brahmacharya I VIII. Brahmacharya II IX.
He called me to his side and said: 'How can you forget that you are the son of a Vaishnava father? Won't you learn the language of your own religion? If you have any difficulty, why not come to me? I want to teach you students Samskrit to the best of my ability. As you proceed further, you will find in it things of absorbing interest. You should not lose heart. ' This kindness put me to shame. I could not disregard my teacher's affection. Today I cannot but think with gratitude of Krishnashankar Pandya.
An Autobiography by M. K. Gandhi, Mahadev Desai