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Mahatma Gandhi – Food For Thought

Words of wisdom

Mahatma Gandhi gave his grandson Arun Gandhi, The Seven Blunders of the World… on their final day together, not too long before his assassination.

The Seven Blunders Are:

  1. Wealth without work
  2. Pleasure without conscience
  3. Knowledge without character
  4. Commerce without morality
  5. Science without humanity
  6. Worship without sacrifice
  7. Politics without principle

This list grew from Gandhi’s search for the roots of violence. He called these acts of passive violence. Preventing these is the best way to prevent oneself or one’s society from reaching a point of violence.

To this list, Arun Gandhi added an eighth blunder, rights without responsibilities.


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