The United Press of India correspondent at Simla once elicited the following answers from Gandhiji to questions put to him:
Q : Why do you never look at your face in a looking- glass ?
A. : Since everyone who meets me sees my face, what need is there for me to employ a mirror ?
Q. : Why do you sleep on the ground ? Why do you not use a thick mattress?
A. : I do all to merge myself into the poor millions of India.
Q. : Why do you always travel third-class on the railway ?
A. : The answer to this is embodied in the above.
Q : Why do you not take salt and spices with your food ?
A.: Why should I do anything which is not essential for my bodily need?