Gandhi's Vision Today

It is indeed an honor to be invited here to speak to you today.  How inspiring it is to be surrounded by collections of the vast knowledge, achievements, and discoveries of humanity. Certainly, this is an appropriate place to speak of Mahatma Gandhi’s idealism. Why? Of course we visualize Gandhi in his village setting, identifying him with the humble village life, working to uplift the poor and downtrodden. But we also recognize his firm steadfastness to seek Truth.

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Tagore and Gandhi: Reflections

In October 2010 I traveled to India at the invitation of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations through its Distinguished Visitor Program. My trip was a journey to the ashrams of Gandhiji as well as Shantiniketan and Jorasanko. As Director of the Gandhi Memorial Center and in light of the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, I was keen to experience the connection between these two great souls. This pilgrimage was inspired by the dedication to the path of service espoused by Gandhiji, the creative life led by Tagore, and the quest for Universal Truth shared by both.

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