The source of such respect being the quotes attributed unto him, one of which was; "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"!
And he testified, "GOD has no religion"! And, "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! REALized in "Surrender"....... Self("I",ego,id,pride)Denial and Dependence!
i believe Mahatma Gandhi REALized that which The Messiah bore witness of when The Messiah testified, "i can do nothing of my own self"....... (John 5:19,30; 8:28-29; 7:16; 9:4; 12:49-50; 14:10,23-24; 17:8,14, Matthew 16:24-25) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-messiah-testified-i-can-do-nothing.html
And i believe Mahatma Gandhi's testimonies reveal that he evermore sought and desired to follow The Messiah on that "Narrow Way" that IS "The Way, The TRUTH, and the Life", for he also testified "i like your christ (Messiah), but not your christians. Your christians are so unlike your christ (Messiah)"! (Matthew 7:14, John 14:6) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2011/01/have-you-been-double-crossed.html
Sadly, religion's way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27) in this day and age has disregarded and/or perverted the testimonies of The Messiah, as well as the testimonies of Mahatma Gandhi and other disciples liken unto him! So it is that because of religion's way "The Way of TRUTH IS evil spoken of"....... (II Peter 2:1-3) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/because-of-religions-way-way-of-truth.html
However, in spite of religion's way in this day and age, Mahatma Gandhi in his latter years was blessed! For he REALized a common union with Spiritual brothers and sisters who called nothing their own, as they evermore sought and desired The Fruit bore in "a simple and Spiritual Life"! (Acts 2:44; 4:32, Galatians 5:22, Ephesians 5:9) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-treasures-of-simple-and-spiritual.html
So it is that i believe he experienced Family as it should be, in SPIRIT and TRUTH! (Ephesians 3:15, James 1:27) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2011/07/family-of-faith-or-system-of-religion.html
"A Household of Faith" indeed and TRUTH....... (Galatians 6:10)
And thankfully India speaks kindly of Mahatma Gandhi!
More of his quotes can be viewed @ http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/07/earth-provides-enough-to-satisfy-every.html
However, they "hear his words and do them not".......
For TRUTH IS! and Miracles do happen.......
Hope IS! That there would be those souls who would "experience The Messiah and The Power that raised Him from among the dead". (Philippians 3:10, I Corinthians 6:14)
Hope IS! There would be those souls who would be "Set Free, Free indeed" from the "strong delusion" that is of this evil world and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27). (John 8:32-36, Revelations 18:4, II Thessalonians 2:13, John 7:7, I John 5:19; 2:15-17, James 1:27; 4:4)
Hope IS! You will, or have experienced The Miracle that is "receiving a love of The TRUTH so that you might be saved" from your own self ("I", ego, id, pride) life! (II Thessalonians 2:10-13)
For those souls who have received "a love of The TRUTH so that they might be saved", and then were Truly "Born Again", will evermore REALize how "poor and in need" of Our FATHER and GOD they Truly are! (Psalms 70:5; 72:13) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-born-again-experience_15.html
And so it is we "cry unto HIM day and night"....... (Luke 18:7)
Evermore sounding and resounding a Declaration of Dependence:
HE DID! and HE does.......
So Thankfully, "The Peace that surpassed ALL understanding" IS! in spite of the dis-ease (no-peace, religion, government, politics) that is of this evil world, for "the WHOLE world (not just a portion) is under the control of the evil one" indeed and Truth....... (Philippians 4:7, John 14:27; 7:7; 12:25, I John 5:19; 2:15-17, James 4:4)
ALL Thanks and Praise Be Unto Our FATHER(TRUTH, SPIRIT, CREATOR, GOD, LORD, MASTER, LIGHT, LOVE, LIFE,,,,,,, ALL IN ALL that which IS TRULY GOOD)! (John 20:17; 14:28, Mark 10:18)