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Incarceration as achievement

It is well known that Mahatma Gandhi, had to pass through the ordeal of being locked up many times. But what is much less known is that the man, whose birth anniversary we observe today, linked suffering and its exaltation with the asceticism of Sufi traditions, i.e., the acceptance of pain as a necessary stage in a human being’s spiritual development. In search of tranquillity, he regarded the time spent behind prison bars as a crowning achievement. [read the full story here]

Hindu, Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Tags: Prison Culture & Lifestyle, Federal


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