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RELIGION > MY RELIGION SECTION SEVEN : THE GOALS OF MY RELIGION > Religion to pervade all spheres of life

 

29. Religion to pervade all spheres of life

The whole gamut of man's activities today constitutes an indivisible whole. You cannot divide social, economic, political and purely religious work into watertight compartments. I do not know any religion apart from human activity. It provides a moral basis to all other activities which they would otherwise lack, reducing life to a maze of sound and fury signifying nothing'.

Harijan, 24-12-'38, p. 393


We have to make truth and non-violence, not matters for mere individual practice but for practice by groups and communities and nations. That at any rate is my dream. I shall live and die in trying to realize it. My faith helps me to discover new truths every day. Ahimsa is the attribute of the soul, and therefore, to be practised by everybody in all the affairs of life. If it cannot be practised in all departments, it has no practical value.

Harijan, 2-3-'40, p. 23