Gandhiji's Favourite Gujarati Hymn
He is a Vaishnava who identifies himself with others' sorrows and in so doing,
has no pride about himself.
Such a one respects, every one and speaks ill of none.
He controls his speech, his passions, and his thoughts.
May his mother be blessed; he is equidisposed towards all,
has no desires, regards anotherís wife as his mother,
always speaks the truth, and does not touch other peopleís property.
He labours neither under infatuation nor delusion and
withdraws his body from worldly things;
he is intent on Ramanama; his body is his sacred shrine for pilgrimage;
he is no miser and is free from cunning and he has conquered passions and anger.
Narasaiyo says: His presence purifies his surroundings.