An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Gandhi's Seven Blunders

I am not a particularly great fan of Gandhi, but this is a good piece of some useful wisdom from him I got from this blogger.

A few weeks before he was assassinated, Gandhi the Mahatma had a conversation with his grandson Arun. He handed Arun a talisman upon which were engraved “Seven Blunders,” out of which, said Gandhi, grows the violence that plagues the world.

The blunders were:

Wealth without work.

Pleasure without conscience.

Knowledge without character.

Commerce without morality.

Science without humanity.

Worship without sacrifice.

Politics without principles.

To his grandfather’s list of seven blunders Arun later added an eighth:

Rights without responsibilities.

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