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67. No Use For Looking-Glass

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?