All his life Bapu had to overcome a lot of hurdles. Perhaps he was born for it. Still he didnít have grudges for anyone. In South Africa, a delegation of his opponent Indian people went to see General Schmutz. But none of them had neither knowledge nor linguistic proficiency to impress him. At last they requested Gandhiji himself to represent them.
Gandhiji accepted the responsibility and did
the job satisfactorily! This incident not only proved his friendliness but
it caused to grow his respect for those Indian people, who acknowledged
their opponentís caliber and trusted him totally. Owing to his
openheartedness, Gandhiji had turned foes into friends. He taught gentleness
to so many. Whenever he saw deceit and conspiracy, he preached the need to
learn the rules of religious war.