M. K. GANDHI
Just now I have received your very interesting letter, which gives
me great pleasure. May God help all your dear brothers and co-workers
in the Transvaal. This fight between gentleness and brutality, between
humility and love on one side, and conceit and violence on the other,
makes itself ever more strongly felt here to us also—especially
in the sharp conflicts between religious obligations and the laws
of the State expressed by the conscientious objection to render military
service. Such objections are taking place very frequently.
I have written A letter to a Hindu and am very pleased to have it
translated (into English). The title of the book on Krishna will be
communicated to you from Moscow. As regards rebirth I, for my part,
shall leave out nothing; for, as it appears to me, the belief in a
rebirth will never be able to strike such deep roots in and restrain
mankind as the belief in the immortality of the soul and the faith
in divine truth and love; of course I would accommodate you, if you
so desire, to delete those passages in question. It will give me great
pleasure to help your edition. Publication and circulation of my writings,
translated into Indian dialects, can only be a matter of pleasure
The question regarding monetary payment of Royalty should not at all
be allowed to appear in religious undertakings.
I give my fraternal greetings and am glad to have come into personal
contact with you.