Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World

Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World

“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.” –Mahatma Gandhi

In a blog post that summarizes Ghandi’s teachings, Henrik Edberg summarizes them in 10 primary points:
1. Change yourself.
2. You are in control.
3. Forgive and let it go.
4. Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.
5. Take care of this moment
6. Everyone is human.
7. Persist.
8. See the good in people and help them.
9. Be congruent, be authentic, and be your true self.
10. Continue to grow and evolve.

Its notable how similar these are to many teachers of today.
The full post, with many more quotes:

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  1. Les Smith

    Osho’s “Ten Commandments”

    You have asked for my Ten Commandments. It is very difficult because I am against any sort of commandment. Yet, just for the fun of it, I write as follows:

    1. Obey no command unless it is a command from within.

    2. There is no God other than life itself.

    3. Truth is within. Seek not elsewhere.

    4. Love is prayer.

    5. Emptiness is the doorway to Truth. Emptiness is the means, the

    destination, the attainment.

    6. Life is—-here and now.

    7. Live—-fully awake.

    8. Do not swim—-float.

    9. Die each moment so that you grow anew each moment.

    10. Search not: that which is, is. Stop—-and see.”


    April 8, 1970

  2. Davidya

    Thanks for the response. I’m not sure I entirely agree with all of them, but many are quite good. Could partly be semantics. For example, I consider life to be of God and in God but that God is more than that. I would also say awareness of emptiness is the means. Emptiness in Itself has no means. It is the doorway only after you have gone through it. (laughs)

    Osho has certainly had a controversial life. I am glad my duty is a little more quiet. 😉

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