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Introduction

It is not my purpose to attempt a real autobiography or story of my life. I simply want to tell the story of my numerous experiments with truth, and as my life consists of nothing but those experiments, the story will take the shape of an autobiography. My experiments in the political field are now known. But I should certainly like to narrate my experiments in the spiritual field which are known only to myself, and from which  I  have  derived  such  power  as  I  possess  for  working  in  the political  field.  The  experiments  I  am  about  to  relate  are  spiritual,  or rather moral; for the essence of religion is morality.

Only those matters of religion that can be understood as much by children  as  by  older  people,  will  be  included  in  this  story.  If  I  can narrate them in a dispassionate and humble spirit many other experiments will ... obtain from them help in their onward march.

M. K. Gandhi

The Ashram, Sabarmati,

26th November, 1925