An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth by Mohandas Gandhi

Experiments with Truth

 

Summary

  1. An autobiography by one of the most revered and influential men in history. He walks us through the various stages of his life from childhood to studying in England to his eventual nonviolent protests against the British. Incredible journey and even more incredible man.

Key Takeaways

  1. Started writing it but had to stop once riots broke out and was imprisoned. He did a majority of the writing for this book from prison
  2. Point is to tell about his experiments with truth
  3. Didn’t like the name Mahatma which was given to him
  4. Gandhi’s goal was self realization, to see god face to face, to attain moksha
  5. Wants all his actions to adhere to his reason and his heart
  6. Worships god as truth only
  7. Believes that whatever possible for him is also possible for a child
  8. Seeker of truth should make himself more humble than the dust

What I got out of it

  1. The self-discipline Gandhi showed throughout his life is other worldly. From his fasts and diets to his dedication to nonviolence. There are lessons here for anybody from any walk of life – massive change often does not require a revolutionary idea, simply dogged persistence and clarity of vision

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