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A Gandhi Anthology - Book 1
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A GANDHI ANTHOLOGY-I
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DEATH  AND  IMMORTALITY

(a)

     Death is at any time blessed, but it is twice blessed for a warrior who dies for his cause, i.e. truth. Death is no fiend, he is the truest of friends. He delivers us from agony. He helps us against ourselves. He ever gives us new chances, new hopes. He is like sleep a sweet restorer. Yet it is customary to mourn when a friend dies. The custom has no operation when the death is that of a martyr.

(b)

     God knows what work to take out of me. He will not permit me to live a moment longer than He needs me for His work.

(c)

     Death which is an eternal verity is revolution, as birth and after is slow and steady evolution. Death is as necessary for man's growth as


 
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