Quote of the Day – Mohandas Gandhi on Marriage

Marriage is not only not a necessity but positively a hindrance to public and humanitarian work. – Mohandas Gandhi, quoted in Great Soul by Joseph Lelyveld p.80 Alas, if only the Mahatma had come upon this great wisdom before his marriage he wouldn’t have put his family through so much stress. Greatness often extracts a […]

Quote of the Day – Gandhi on Sex

It is the duty of every thoughtful Indian not to marry. In case he is helpless in regard to marriage, he should abstain from sexual intercourse with his wife. – Mohandas Gandhi, writing in India Opinion. Source: Independent

Great Soul by Joseph Lelyveld – Chapter 2

In all fairness, Chapter 2 of Lelyveld’s book Great Soul should rightly be described as the Latrine and Feces Chapter given its preoccupation with turds. So, if you are the sort that gets a hard-on by how Gandhi was repulsed by the stench of the human shit at the Calcutta session of the Indian National […]

Great Soul by Joseph Lelyveld – Chapter 1

I believe in walking alone. I came alone in this world, I have walked alone in the valley of the shadow of death, and I shall quit alone, when the time comes. – Mohandas Gandhi, echoing words from a song by the poet Rabindranath Tagore, quoted in Great Soul by Joseph Lelyveld p.7 By now, […]

OMG, Was Gandhi an AC/DC?

We all know how Gandhi used to sleep naked with young girls at his ashram as part of his ‘experiments.’ Of course, if any of us tried those, ahem, ‘experiments’ we’d be carted off to prison or hauled off to a mental ward. 😉 But how many of us know that the Mahatma might have […]