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'Earth provides enough...'

22 June 2014, 13:04

The above is a quote of Mahatma Gandhi.


And needs be that i testify, that of all the men who have received the breath(spirit, air) of life since i received my first breath in '43, i respect Mahatma Gandhi above all others. The source of such respect being The Spirit of, and in, the quotes attributed to him.


The "additional quotes" follow, which in turn are followed by the original posting...... and after a few of his quotes*=my comments=*


"I am but a poor struggling soul yearning to be wholly good, wholly truthful and wholly non-violent in thought, word and deed, but ever failing to reach the ideal which I know to be true. It is a painful climb, but the pain of it is a positive pleasure to me. Each step upwards makes me feel stronger and fit for the next"....... *=FATHER Help! ....... HE DID! ....... and HE does .......=*


"Truth is by nature self-evident, as soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear".......


"Of all the animal creation of GOD, man is the only animal who has been created in order that he may know his Maker. Man's aim in life is not therefore to add from day to day to his material prospects and to his material possessions, but his predominant calling is, from day to day to come nearer to his own Maker".......


"Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul".......


"Intellect takes us along in the battle of life to a certain limit, but at the crucial moment it fails us. Faith transcends reason. It is when the horizon is the darkest and human reason is beaten down to the ground that Faith shines brightest and comes to our rescue".......


"True religion is not a narrow dogma. It is not external observance. It is Faith in GOD and living in the presence of GOD. It means Faith in a future Life, in Truth and Ahimsa. There prevails today a sort of apathy towards these things of The Spirit"....... *="Ahimsa/non-violence towards all living things=*


"I have been a willing slave to this most exacting Master for more then half a century. His voice has been increasingly audible as years have rolled by. He has never forsaken me even in my darkest hour. He has saved me often against myself and left me not a vestige of independence. The greater the surrender to Him, the greater has been my joy"....... *=YES! A Declaration of Dependence!=*


Additional quotations of Mahatma Gandhi follow.......  and *=my comments=*


"God has no religion”.......  *=i would add, because The Faithful ARE Family! (Ephesians 3:15)=*


"The most heinous and the most cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble motives".......


"My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from GOD as my successes and my talents, and I lay them both at HIS feet".......


"An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind”.......


“The Roots of Violence: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics without principles".......


"You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind".......  *=i could bear witness to such, yet "you will never imprison The Spirit within me"=*


"There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in GOD should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever".......


"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”.......


“I like your christ, I do not like your christians. You christians are so unlike your christ".......


*=And i felt that i should testify that multiplied billions have been killed and enslaved (in physical chains at times, yet primarily in the chains of strong delusion that are the commandments and doctrines of men) in the name of the god(s) of pagan catholicism, her harlot christian daughters, and ALL other religions (except James 1:27)!=*


http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2008/10/pure-and-undefiled-religion.html


Yet because of pagan catholicism and her harlot christian daughters "The Way of Truth is evil spoken of"! (II Peter 2:1-3)


"Come out from among them and be separate!" (II Corinthians 6:17)


FATHER Help!       and HE does.......=*


Further quotes of Mahatma Gandhi follow:


*=He was asked,=*“What do you think of western civilization?"*=And he responded,=* "I think it would be a very good idea”.......


"Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong”.......


"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart".......


"Just as the body cannot exist without blood, so the soul needs the matchless and pure strength of faith".......


"When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of The CREATOR".......


“Patience means self-suffering”....... *=YES! Thankfully love suffers long....... (I Corinthians 13:4)=*


"A man with a grain of Faith in GOD never loses Hope, because he ever believes in the ultimate triumph of Truth".......


"If christians would really live according to the teachings of christ, as found in the bible, all of India would be christian today”.......


"I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill”.......


"What is a man if he is not a thief who openly charges as much as he can for the goods he sells?”.......


"Truth never damages a cause that is just".......


"There is no god higher than Truth"....... *=GOD IS TRUTH, IS LIGHT, IS LIFE, IS LOVE,,,,,,, IS ALL that IS Truly GOOD=*


"Even if you are a minority of one, Truth is The Truth"....... *=Thankfully TRUTH IS, WAS, and ALWAYS WILL BE"! Abide in The TRUTH=*


"Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics, do not know what religion is".......


*= http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/10/religion-is-anti-messiah.html =*


“Faith becomes lame, when it ventures into matters pertaining to reason”.......


"A man with a grain of Faith in GOD never loses Hope, because he ever believes in the Ultimate Triumph of TRUTH".......


“GOD forbid that India should ever take to industrialism after the manner of the west... keeping the world in chains. If [our nation] took to similar economic exploitation, it would strip the world bare like locusts”.......


*= http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/07/simply-progress-so-called-is-destroying.html =*


"What is true, is that honesty is incompatible with the amassing of a large fortune".......


Hopefully further quotes of Mahatma Gandhi will be added at a later date.

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"The Word of Truth" testifies, "Behold! these are the ungodly, they prosper in the world, as they evermore increase in riches!" (Psalms 73:12)


The Messiah testified, "Woe unto you who are rich for you have had your reward"! (Luke 6:24)


"Blessed are the poor......." (Luke 6:20)


http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2011/01/behold-these-are-ungodly.html


And The Holy, Set Apart, Spirit that is of Our FATHER and GOD is IN those who have REALized how "poor and needy" they truly are, for liken unto The Messiah we have REALized, "of my own self i can do nothing"! (John 5:19,30; 7:16; 8:28-29; 12:49-50; 14:10, 23-24)


http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-messiah-testified-i-can-do-nothing.html


"Poor and needy" we truly are, and so we "cry unto Our FATHER and GOD day and night"....... (Psalms 70:5; 72:13, Luke 18:7)


Evermore sounding and resounding The Declaration of Dependence:


FATHER Help!


HE DID!       and HE does.......


So Peace IS! in spite of the dis-ease (no-peace) that is of this evil world and/or religion's way....... (John 14:27; 7:7, I John 2:15-17; 5:19, James 1:27; 4:4)


ALL Thanks and Praise Be Unto Our FATHER(CREATOR) and GOD!


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