Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ghandi on Faith

I dug out my old notebook of quotes that I have collected over the years. I didn't find what I was looking for, but I found something else apropos to the moment. Hope you like it. It is from Ghandi, who usually has something worthwhile to say.

Faith gains in strength only when people are willing to lay down their lives for it....Faith is not like a delicate flower which would wither away....Robust faith in oneself and brave trust of the opponent, so-called or real, is the best safeguard....A living faith cannot be manufactured by the rule of [the] majority....What is faith if it is not translated into action?...Faith is not imparted like secular subjects. It is given through the language of the heart....Every living faith must have within itself the power of rejuvenation if it is to live. Just as the body cannot exist without blood, so the soul needs matchless and pure strength of faith....My effort should never be to undermine another's faith but to make him a better follower of his own faith....Even as a tree has a single trunk but many branches and leaves, there is one religion-- human religion--but any number of faiths.


  1. That's a great quotation. Do you know the source for it?

  2. Other than Ghandi no. I have not attempted to verify or refute its validity.