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Issue nº 31

The creative process |  Stories of masters and paths
Reflections of the Warrior of the Light

Reflections of the Warrior of the Light

Living according to the truth

     Mahatma Gandhi fought all his life, and succeeded in freeing India from English rule. When he was told that he was one of the greatest names in all Universal History, he replied:
     "I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is practice them on a far vaster scale that seemed possible to me. In doing so, I made some mistakes and learned from my mistakes.
     "Those who believed in the simple truths I proclaimed, can only spread them if they live in accordance with them. I am absolutely convinced that any man or woman can achieve what I did, if he makes the same effort and nurtures the same hope and faith."

The memory

     Josiah Royce (1855-1916) wrote these words as someone very dear was dying:
      "Nós morremos enquanto Tu permaneces.
      A eternidade é Tua.
      E, na eternidade, seremos lembrados
      não como pontos insignificantes deste mundo real
      mas como folhas sadias que, em um certo momento,
      floresceram nos ramos da Árvore da Vida.
      Estas folhas caem da árvore, mas não caem no esquecimento,
      Porque Tu sempre Te lembrarás delas".

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Translated from the Portuguese by Hugo Moss.
Paulo Coelho


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