The Portrait: Here in this portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, the artist has done a marvelous work just by the use of lining. We can call this pencil drawing as one of the finest examples of the lining work. However, the artist has done some shading work, too, but the beauty of the drawing comes mainly from the well-defined outline of Mahatma Gandhi's face and the skillful pencil strokes.
Life of Mahatma Gandhi: On the day of thirtieth of January, 1940, a man enters a prayer meeting conducted by Mahatma Gandhi. The man bowed his head showing regard to Mahatma, and he fired three bullets at him. These bullets were in fact not shot at the mortal body of Mahatma Gandhi. The one bullet was fired on Truth; another was on Non-violence; and the third one was on the soul who loved every creature on this world.
The man wearing single cloth and captivating personality, Mahatma Gandhi always talked about the pure common sense. However his every word carried an aura of mysticism. Teachings by Mahatma Gandhi are still relevant in the modern time. He had expressed his views on many subjects. In expressing views on religious or socio-political issue, he was very honest.
Gandhi drafting a document at Birla House, Mumbai, 1942
Mahatma Gandhi always believed in complete harmony of the beliefs we hold, the words we speak, and the deeds we do. He believed that every man and woman should endeavour to purify his or her thoughts. If our thinking is pure, all other things will be set right automatically. He always told his followers, “Aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well”. In his autobiography, My Experiments With Truth, he wrote about how a person should behave with others.
On Social Harmony : It was not the case that his road was easy. He had faced many odds during the movement of freedom of
Gandhi on Vegetarianism : He practiced and professed that the humans are born to remain vegetarians. We have no right to snatch the life any other creature on the earth. Non-vegetarian food is the symbol of mindless violence done to our fellow creatures. The almighty God has given equal rights to live on the earth to all of us. Can we take other's life for the taste of our tongue?
During the Indian struggle for independence, Mahatma Gandhi taught the whole army of his followers to follow ahimsa. He never deviated from his principle of not hurting the others for personal gain. Many of the writings and speeches by Mahatma Gandhi reveal his belief that violence could never be helpful to human race, nor it can achieve any goal.