My Sorrow. Translation from Urdu of Poet Shakeel Badayuni.

Do not become my Lord and then betray our faith. My life hurts so much that love has left my soul. Thus, do not bless me with more. My burden is intolerable. How can it be otherwise when I am in the kingdom of hell. My face is one that I cannot show to the world, yet you allowed for this to be shown to everyone. I am going to pretend that this is not my story or my life. How can it be so evil when I have fervently served you? The path of destiny is far away from me I plead with you to  leave me alone with my suffering.  The longing so bright in me showers the earth. When will you understand this scar on my soul is light and this light permeates all? I am afraid that you will take even this from me. When you pierce into my eyes you see hatred, yet they are the eternal witness of God. Do not then human call me to you so that witnesses are destroyed as well. Christlike you have poured wine on my lips I believe to lessen the suffering yet cunningly you smiled and took that away as well. O Shakeel poet and philosopher where did you go? This potion of life that you have provided is evil as you serve only to betray me so that I fall in front of your empty promises. Life is  like a mirage, world be wary and keep from wanting more.

A Salute to Hitler and friend Mussolini.

Hitler with Mussolini.

Sir Arthur Rubinstein Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5. Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem, Israel. Pt. Rajan & Sajan Mishra Of Patiala Gharana, Home To the Patiala Style of Vocal Hindustani Classical Music. Raag Malkauns. Seasons.


Jerusalem of old.

Jerusalem of old.

kahuki aankhiya raseel rasili man bhaye, o itna sundara mukh gaye, chabi jaan sab saankhiya, saadha mor mor muskan jaathe mukh aeso chanchal naar kar ke shringar mukh mor mor muskan jaathe.  Aaj more ghar aayee le balama more ghar aayi le balama karungi sadarang so rang rangaliya..sugandhara gyan phool basan payroon phulaban se jaki chaaon chuna chuna galiyan. It appears for a while that I cannot extol the beauty of my Love as you rest in my heart.  Your beautiful face when made known, all the handmaidens appeared. Your smile which fills human beings with grace. Like a peacock full of  pride my beloved came home today. I will worship HIM with songs of praise and adoration. Adorned with the fragrance of flowers we pay homage to your glory. And I will bless your name in every corner of this earth.

Credo in Unum Deum Patrem Omnipotentes, Belief in One God. Creed of Catholic Liturgical Rites. MK Gandhi’s Charkha, Symbol of Sadarangile, the Eternal.

Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, factorem coeli et terrae, visibirlium onmium et invisibilium, Et in unum Dominum Jesum Christum, Filium Dei unigenitum. Et ex Patre natum ante onmia saecula. Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine, Deum verum de Deo vero. Genitum, non factum, consubstantialem Patri: per quem omnia facta sunt. Qui propter nos homines, et propter nostram salutem descendit de coelis. Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto ex Maria Virgine: ET HOMO FACTUS EST. Crucifixus etiam pro nobis; sub Pontio Pilato passus, et sepultus est. Et resurrexit tertia die, secundum Scripturas. Et ascendit in coelum: sedet ad dexteram Patris. Et iterum venturus est com gloria judicare vivos et mortuos cujus regni non erit finis. Et in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum et vivificantem: qui ex Patre Filioque procedit. Qui cum Patre, et Filio simul adoratur et conglorificatur: qui locutus est per Prophetas. Et unam, sanctam, catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam. Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum. Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum. Et vitam venturi saeculi. Amen. I believe in one God, The Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth,  and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord, Jesus Christ the Only-begotten Son of God. Born of the Father before all ages. God of God, Light of Light, true God of True God. Begotten, not made, of one substance with the Father. By whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven. And became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary: AND WAS MADE MAN. He was also crucified for us, suffered under Pontius Pilate, and was buried. And on the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and His kingdom wil have no end. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son. Who together with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, and who spoke through the prophets. And one holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I await the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Christ is our peace.  MK Gandhi. Sabarmati Ashram.

Sabarmati Ashram. Christ is our peace. MK Gandhi quote.


MK Gandhi Broadcast to America, September 13, 1924 From England.

mylifegandhiIn my opinion, the Indian Conference bears in its consequences not only upon India but upon the whole world. India is by itself almost a continent. It contains one-fifth of the human race. It represents one of the most ancient civilisations. It has traditions handed down from tens of thousands of years, some of which, to the astonishment of the world, remain intact. No doubt the ravages of time have affected the purity of that civilisation, as they have that of many other cultures and many institutions. If India is to perpetuate the glory of her ancient past, it can do so only when it attains freedom. The reason for the struggle having drawn the attention of the world, I know, does not lie in the fact that we Indians are fighting for our liberty, but in the fact that the means adopted by us for attaining that liberty are unique and, as far as history shows us, have not been adopted by any other people of whom we have any record.The means adopted are not violence, not bloodshed, not diplomacy as one understands it nowadays, but they are purely and simply truth and nonviolence. No wonder that the attention of the world is directed towards this attempt to lead a successful, bloodless revolution.

Hitherto, nations have fought in the manner of the brute. They have wreaked vengeance upon those whom they have considered to be their enemies.We find in searching national anthems adopted by great nations that they contain imprecations upon the so-called enemy. They have vowed destruction and have not hesitated to take the name of God and seek Divine assistance for the destruction of the enemy. We in India have reversed the process. We feel that the law that governs brute creation is not the law that should guide the human race. That law is inconsistent with human dignity. I personally would wait, if need be, for ages rather than seek to attain the freedom of my country through bloody means. I feel in the innermost recesses of my heart, after a political experience extending over an unbroken period of close upon thirty-five years, that the world is sick unto death of blood-spilling. The world is seeking a way out, and I flatter myself with the belief that perhaps it will be the privilege of the ancient land of India to show that way out to the hungering world.  I have, therefore, no hesitation whatsoever in inviting all the great nations of the earth to give their hearty cooperation to India in her mighty struggle. It must be a sight worth contemplating and treasuring that millions of people have given themselves to suffering without retaliation in order that they might vindicate the dignity and honour of the nation. I have called that suffering a process of self-purification. It is my certain conviction that no man loses his freedom except through his own weakness. I am painfully conscious of our own weaknesses. We represent in India all the principal religions of the earth, and it is a matter of deep humiliation to confess that we are a house divided against itself; that we Hindus and Mussalmans are flying at one another. It is a matter of still deeper humiliation to me that we Hindus regard several millions of our own kith and kin as too degraded even for our touch. I refer to the so-called “untouchables.”

These are no small weaknesses in a nation struggling to be free. You will find that, in this struggle through self-purification, we have assigned a foremost part of our creed to the removal of this curse of untouchability and the attainment of unity amongst all the different classes and communities of India representing the different creeds.  It is along the same lines that we seek to rid our land of the curse of drink. Happily for us, intoxicating drinks and drugs are confined to comparatively a very small number of people, largely factory hands and the like. Fortunately for us, the drink and drug curse is accepted as a curse. It is not considered to be the fashion for men or women to drink or to take intoxicating drugs. All the same, it is an uphill fight that we are fighting in trying to remove this evil from our midst. It is a matter of regret, deep regret, for me to have to say that the existing government has made of this evil a source of very large revenue, amounting to nearly twenty-five crores of rupees. But I am thankful to be able to say that the women of India have risen to the occasion in combating it by peaceful means, that is, by a fervent appeal to those who are given to the drink habit to give it up, and by an equally fervent appeal to the liquor-dealers. A great impression has been created upon those who are addicted to these two evil habits.
I wish that it were possible for me to say that in this, at least, we were receiving hearty cooperation of the rulers. If we could only have received the cooperation without any legislation, I dare say that we would have achieved this reform and banished intoxicating drink and drugs from our afflicted land. There is a force which has a constructive effect and which has been put forth by the nation during this struggle. That is the great care for the semi-starved millions scattered throughout the 700,000 villages dotted over the surface 1,900 miles long and 1,500 miles broad. It is a painful phenomenon that these simple villagers, through no fault of their own, have nearly six months of the year idle upon their hands.  The time was not very long ago when every village was self-sufficient in regard to the two primary human wants: food and clothing. Unfortunately for us, the East India Company, by means I would prefer not to describe, destroyed that supplementary village industry, and the millions of spinners who had become famous through the cunning of their deft fingers for drawing the finest thread, such as has never yet been drawn by any modern machinery. These village spinners found themselves one fine morning with their noble occupation gone. From that day forward India has become progressively poor. No matter what may be said to the contrary, it is a historical fact that, before the advent of the East India Company, these villagers were not idle, and he who wants may see today that these villagers are idle. It, therefore, required no great effort or learning to know that these villagers must starve if they cannot work for six months in the year. May I not, then, on behalf of these semi-starved millions, appeal to the conscience of the world to come to the rescue of people dying for regaining its liberty?

MK Gandhi: Letters to Americans. Nothing has changed since then. Alas.


gandhitruthdisobedience1The editor of The Survey, a weekly concerned with social welfare and related issues, requested a contribution by Gandhi. “You expect something from my pen. You will excuse me for the time being, but I would like to give you and your readers just this assurance that our non-cooperation is not intended to promote isolation or exclusiveness, but it is but a prelude to real cooperation with the rest of the world not excluding the West. Nor would I have your readers to think that in fighting the British government I am fighting western civilisation, but I am endeavouring to fight modern civilisation as distinguished from the ancient which India has not happily yet discarded. Modern civilisation as represented by the West of today, in my opinion, has given Matter a place which by right belongs to Spirit. It has therefore put violence upon the throne of triumph and held under bondage Truth and Innocence. It is this error which enfeebled India is trying to fight, and I have no doubt whatsoever that if those who are engaged in the fight remain true to their pledge God will help them.”