November 18, 2016

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed"!

The above is a quote of Mahatma Gandhi.

And 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 TRUTH that is in, and of, many of the quotes attributed unto him.......

Some of the quotes attributed to Mahatma Gandhi follow. And after a few of his quotes: *=my comments=*

Mahatma Gandhi testified, "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".......  *=Romans 1:20=*

"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"....... *=Creator=*

"Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul"....... *=Yes....... HalleluYAH!=*

"If I preach against the modern artificial life of sensual enjoyment, and ask men and women to go back to the simple life epitomized in the charkha(spinning wheel), I do so because I know that without an intelligent return to simplicity, there is no escape from our descent to a state lower than brutality"! *=Sadly, as time passes, a prophecy evermore proven to be of The TRUTH=*

"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"....... *=Faith Wins The Victory! (I John 5:4)=*

"GOD has no religion”.......  *=Simply The Faithful ARE Family! (Ephesians 3:15; 2:19, Galatians 6:10)=*
 *= http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2011/07/family-of-faith-or-system-of-religion.html =*

"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 is non-violence towards all living things=*
*=What did The Creator give for man to eat in the 1st Creation account? (Genesis 1:29)=*

"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 from myself and left me not a vestige of independence. The greater the surrender to HIM, the greater has been my Joy"....... *=YES! "Joy"! In A Declaration of Dependence=*
*= http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-declaration-of-dependence.html =*

"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".......  *=Come out from among them and be separate!=*

"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".......  *=YES! ALL things work together for the good=*

"An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind”.......  *=Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says The LORD GOD Almighty!=*

“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"....... *= The WHOLE world is under the control of the evil one!=*
*= http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-whole-world-not-just-portion-is.html =*

"You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind(aka: soul)"....... *=FATHER Help! And HE does.......=*

"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"....... *=Faith Wins The Victory! (I John 5:4, I Peter 5:7)=*
*= http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/07/thankfully-faith-wins-victory-i-john-54.html =*

"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 the Active Faith of 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:

*=And 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"....... *="GOD Created ALL things of, in, by and thru The Messiah"! (Ephesians 3:9)=*

“Patience means self-suffering”....... *=YES! Thankfully love suffers long....... (I Corinthians 13:4, James 1:4)=*

"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?”....... *="Behold, these are the ungodly! They prosper in the world as they increase in riches"! (Psalms 73:12)=*

"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 IN ALL that which 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=*  *= http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/02/a-testimony-of-receiving-love-of-truth.html =*

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

*= http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/religions-way-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".......

"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 from myself and left me not a vestige of independence. The greater my surrender to HIM, the greater has been my Joy".......
*=YES! "Joy!" in Surrender and  Self-Denial....... Not "self-confidence" but Dependence!=*

“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)

And 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)

For "a man's life does not consist of the abundance of things which he possesses"! (Luke 12:15)

TRUTH IS! Things possess the man.......
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/11/behold-world-is-coming-together-as-one.html

Thankfully The Holy, Set Apart, SPIRIT that IS Our FATHER and GOD is IN those who have REALized how "poor and in need" of HIM they Truly are! For liken unto The Messiah His brethren have also 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/2014/10/the-messiah-testified-i-can-do-nothing.html

"You that are unable to do the least! Why do you take thought for the rest?" (Luke 12:26)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/04/you-that-are-unable-to-do-least-why-do.html

Yes! "Poor and in need" of Our FATHER and GOD we Truly are, and so we "cry unto HIM day and night"....... (Psalms 70:5; 72:13; John 20:17; Luke 18:7)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/09/our-father-and-god-john-2017.html

Evermore sounding and resounding a Declaration of Dependence:
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-declaration-of-dependence.html

FATHER Help!

HE DID!       and HE does.......
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/09/father-help-and-he-does.html

So Thankfully, "The Peace that surpasses ALL understanding" IS! in spite of the dis-ease (no-peace) that is of this evil world and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27)....... (Philippians 4:7, 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(TRUTH, CREATOR, SPIRIT, GOD, LORD, MASTER, LIGHT, LOVE, LIFE,,,,,,, ALL IN ALL that which IS Truly GOOD)! (John 20:17; 14:28, Mark 10:18)

3 comments:

Mahatma Gandhi quotes said...

Supper quotes compilation. I have collected many quotes from you. Thanks a lot for doing like this job.

elderchild said...

Good Day,

Your words were very encouraging and much appreciated!

And i hope you don't mind me asking, "are you in India"?

i had been posting testimonies @ speakingtree.in and just recently they denied me permission to do so and banned me from their site.

So it is i can no longer question, "does anyone know of an Ashram in India, or any other nation of this world, that also seeks and desires a simple and Spiritual life liken unto the common union that Mahatma Gandhi experienced in his latter years"?

Would you happen to know of such an Ashram?

i have been celibate since '85, yet the Ashram needs not be so, for i seek not legality but to be evermore "free, free indeed" from the "I(ego, id, self, pride)" that is in all of us.

Yet celibacy does have it's portion in Freedom's way.

FATHER Help!

HE DID! and HE does.......

Once again: your words were very encouraging and much appreciated.......

Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(no-peace) that is of this evil world and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith of James 1:27)....... francis

elderchild said...

As i was enjoying a hike in what i like to call Creation's Genius i received the following gift:

Simply if a "quote" is of The TRUTH then such is of Our FATHER! And Mahatma Gandhi, and others who have received of that which has IT's portion in "The Word of TRUTH", are but messengers and servants of Our FATHER! (James 1:18, Isaiah 42:1)

Yes! For IT IS as The Messiah testified;

"i can do nothing of my own self", and "The Words that i speak unto you are not my words, they are of The FATHER WHO dwells within Me, and HE Does The Work"! (John 5:19,30; 8:28-29; 6:63; 14;10)

"Quotes" indeed and TRUTH!

FATHER Help!

HE DID! and HE does.......

HalleluYAH!