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By M. K. Gandhi, Mahadev Desai

In this autobiography, additionally titled The tale of My Experiments with Truth, Mohandas ok. Gandhi recounts his existence from formative years up till 1921, noting that "my lifestyles from this element onward has been so public that there's not often whatever approximately it that folks don't know." HarperCollins selected this paintings as one of many "100 most crucial non secular Books of the twentieth Century." The pursuit of fact used to be a guideline for Gandhi. He states that it "is no longer my objective to try a true autobiography. I easily are looking to inform the tale of my a number of experiments with fact, and as my existence includes not anything yet these experiments, it really is real that the tale will take the form of an autobiography." He additionally notes that this "will in fact comprise experiments with non-violence, celibacy and different ideas of behavior believed to be exact from truth."

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But the question was where to keep them. We could not of course smoke in the presence of elders. We managed somehow for a few weeks on these stolen coppers. In the meantime we heard that the stalks of a certain plant were porous and could be smoked like cigarettes. We got them and began this kind of smoking. But we were far from being satisfied with such things as these. Our want of independence began to smart, It was unbearable that we should be unable to do anything without the elders' permission.

Was it a Threat? IV. Shantiniketan V. Woes of Third Class Passengers VI. Wooing VII. Kumbha Mela VIII. Lakshman Jhula IX. Founding of the Ashram X. On the Anvil XI. Abolition of Indentured Emigration XII. The Stain of Indigo XIII. The Gentle Bihari XIV. Face to Face with Ahimsa XV. Case Withdrawn XVI. Methods of Work XVII. Companions XVIII. Penetrating the Villages XIX. When a Governor is Good XX. In Touch with Labour XXI. A Peep into the Ashram XXII. The Fast XXIII. The Kheda Satyagraha XXIV. 'The Onion Thief' XXV.

I should clearly not attempt an autobiography. But my purpose being to give an account of various practical applications of these principles, I have given the chapters I propose to write the title of The Story of My Experiments with Truth. These will of course include experiments with non-violence, celibacy and other principles of conduct believed to be distinct from truth. But for me, truth is the sovereign principle, which includes numerous other principles. This truth is not only truthfulness in word, but truthfulness in thought also, and not only the relative truth of our conception, but the Absolute Truth, the Eternal Principle, that is God.

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