All the students, boys and girls, knew that Gandhiji always taught not to beat or hurt anybody.
of this students had no fear of beating in his National (Rashtriya) School. If
at all some teacher dared to beat a student, he was able to question the
never used to beat any student if he was at fault. He would never insult him for
his mistakes. But very often when the students committed mistakes he himself
would keep fast.
way, once he had to keep fast for a week. He used to say, "How can I be angry
with them for their mistakes? My fault must have been responsible for their
misdeeds. If I am pure enough, how could the child living with me be wrong? If I
were a truthful follower of 'Ahimsa', the child would not be afraid of accepting
thought always inspired him to keep fast.
a child who could not be impressed by such love?