From the time Gandhiji had the inspiration to devote his energies towards serving the people, he treated his body as a tool in the realisation of Truth. He observed celibacy and control of the palate etc. throughout his life. It was to him a sin to fall sick. His diet and work were all regulated
To secure independence for the country was not the only
aim of Gandhiji. He wanted to establish the kingdom of Truth on earth. With
this end in view, he practiced non-violence, non-possessiveness and other observances.
He felt that it was necessary to bring about revolutionary changes
into one's life style, if one wanted to bring about a society based on truth and
non-violence. He believed that village is the basic unit in Indian life. He wanted
all villages to be self-reliant in food, clothing, housing, health, and
He inaugurated the Magan Sangrahalaya (Museum) in Wardha in December 1938. He
discovered that the key in attaining independence is the realisation of the
immense potential of energy residing in the villages. He declared that village
economies should be the basic for the regeneration of Indian society.