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'.
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