Mahatma Gandhi on Sacrifice

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Oceanic Circle

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“You throw a stone into a deep pond. Splash. The sound is big, and it reverberates throughout the surrounding area. What comes out of the pond after that? All we can do is stare at the pond, holding our breath.”

― Haruki Murakami

‘In this structure composed of innumerable villages, there will be ever-widening, never-ascending circles. Life will not be a pyramid with the apex sustained by the bottom. But it will be

An oceanic circle whose centre will be the individual always ready to perish for the village, the latter ready to perish for the circle of villages,

till at last the whole becomes one life composed of individuals, never aggressive in their arrogance, but ever humble, sharing the majesty of the oceanic circle of which they are integral units.”‘

— Mahatma Gandhi

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Photo by S P Udayakumar

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