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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India. He became one of the most respected spiritual and political leaders of the 1900's. Gandhi is honored by his people as the father of the Indian Nation. The Indian people called Gandhi Mahatma, meaning Great Soul. The wind of change brought about by this formidable leader has touched every aspect of India’s citizen’s life.

The underlying principle in Gandhi’s principle base on is truth , nonviolence , vegetarianism , brahmacharya , simplicity and faith. Gandhi dedicated his life to the wider purpose of discovering truth, or Satya. Gandhi summarized his beliefs first when he said "God is Truth". He would later change this statement to "Truth is God". Thus, truth (Satya) in Gandhi's philosophy is "God". Mahatama Gandhi with a great deal of success he introduced a method of non-violence in the Indian struggle for basic human rights. The idea of vegetarianism is deeply ingrained in Hindu and Jain traditions in India, and, in his native land of Gujarat, most Hindus were vegetarian and so are all Jains. The Gandhi family was no exception. In bramacharya principle, Gandhi saw brahmacharya as a means of becoming close with God and as a primary foundation for self realization. Gandhi earnestly believed that a person involved in social service should lead a simple life which he thought could lead to Brahmacharya. So that He called it "reducing himself to zero". I Faith in God am, according to Gandhi, the foundation of all moral values. He never defined God and was prepared to allow every person to have his own idea of God.
Based on Gandhi’s philosophy divided into 7 parts. That is search for truth, trust in god, no secrecy, guidance, self sacrifice, no defeatism and trust. According to Mahatma Gandhi quote on search for truth is, “I am but a seeker after Truth. I claim to have found a way to it.” He...

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