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The Pamela Positive: Keep Your Thoughts Positive – Mahatma Gandhi

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“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviour. Keep your behaviour positive because your behaviour becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Indian Lawyer, Anti-colonial Nationalist,

and Political Ethicist

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How we forget this. We just go about our day to day to day to day… and it all runs together… But you can have a positive thought — and how this will change your day!   

Get the positive thought! Hold the positive thought!   

It will change everything.

For you

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And for everyone else!

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I Am Thinking Positive Thoughts Right Now Which Will Change the World!

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi  (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma (Sanskrit: \”high-souled\”, \”venerable\”)—applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa,—is now used worldwide. He is also called Bapu (Gujarati: endearment for \”father\”, \”papa\”) in India. 
Born and raised in a Hindu merchant caste family in coastal Gujarat, western India, and trained in law at the Inner Temple, London, Gandhi first employed nonviolent civil disobedience as an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, in the resident Indian community\’s struggle for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915, he set about organizing peasants, farmers, and urban laborers to protest against excessive land-tax and discrimination. Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women\’s rights, building religious and ethnic amity, ending untouchability, but above all for achieving Swaraj or self-rule.

Gandhi famously led Indians in challenging the British-imposed salt tax with the 400 km (250 mi) Dandi Salt March in 1930, and later in calling for the British to Quit India in 1942. He was imprisoned for many years, upon many occasions, in both South Africa and India. Gandhi attempted to practise nonviolence and truth in all situations, and advocated that others do the same. He lived modestly in a self-sufficient residential community and wore the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, woven with yarn hand-spun on a charkha. He ate simple vegetarian food, and also undertook long fasts as a means of both self-purification and social protest. His birthday, 2 October, is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and world-wide as the International Day of Nonviolence.

Images: Fig1. Photo by Binti Malu from Pexels;  Fig2. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels, Fig3. Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

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