Link Between Bhagavad Gita And Gandhi

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Link between Bhagavad Gita and Gandhi
To Gandhi, the Bhagavad Gita is his “spiritual dictionary”. He will turn to the Bhagavad Gita when he is in doubt and when he is feeling helplessness. The Bhagavad Gita will comfort him and provide answers to his moral dilemma. Therefore, he will carry the Bhagavad Gita around with him at all times.
After reading the Bhagavad Gita, two particular words fascinated him. The two words are aparigraha which means non-possession and samabhava which means equability.
Aparigraha is the concept of non-possessiveness, non-grasping or non-greediness. It means that we should not hoard anything that we do not need. The less you possess, the less you want and the better you are. Better not in the sense for your enjoyment of life but for the enjoyment of personal service to your fellow beings, service to which you dedicate yourself, body, soul and mind for a higher purpose. Upon learning the concept of aparigraha, Gandhi terminated his insurance in order not to rob his wife and children of their self-reliance after his death. Gandhi, throughout his life, did not own any of his possessions and he had never sought for any positions or awards or rewards for his work. He believed this non-possessive attitude would not hamper his actions and objectives. This concept is similar to the concept of Renunciation in the Bhagavad Gita. In the Bhagavad Gita, renunciation is a process of casting off worldly possessions and obligations and journeying on a quest for
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