Sunday, November 7, 2010

This is it, folks; really

Artist: Niko Pirosmani

Somehow, this remark by the great Gandhi escaped my attention before today. This is one that deserves to be taped to the bathroom mirror or right beside the door through which you leave your home every morning - or both:

If you don't find God in the next person you meet, it is a waste of time looking for him further.

-- Mohandas Gandhi


  1. Oh Ellie!
    I'm searching for the tape now!!!
    thank you:)

  2. I'm not surprised by your response at all, Roberta!

    Doesn't this powerfully bring us to compunction???

    I'm so, so glad I found it.

  3. You find such gems, Ellie. Thank you.

  4. It is a wonderful sentiment. And I have a great deal of respect for Ghandi. But I doubt if even Ghandi believed these words in a very literal way. Watch the movie 'Sophie's Choice' and tell me that Sophie should not have looked further to find God in another person than the sadistically evil Nazi who made her choose which of her children should be taken from her to be sent to the gas chambers. And such choices are still being put to people by the millions in our own times. Remember Kosovo, Rwanda, The Sudan, etc.


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