Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi on death

Martyrs’ Day is the death anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi lovingly called father of nation.  Gandhiji  was killed 30th january, 1948, by Nathuram Godse because he blamed Gandhiji responsible for the partition of India

Gandhi will always be a great inspiration for the people who believe to live a simple, honest and happy life. Here are few thoughts of Gandhi ji which shows different ways on how he thought about life and death.

  • “Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.”
  • “Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.”
  • “Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state. There is as little reason to deplore the one as there is to be pleased over the other.”
  • “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
  • “What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?”
  • “Better than cowardice is killing and being killed in battle.”
  • “Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts, but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.”
  • “Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.”