One of the greatest and strongest factor of Gandhi Ji’s personality was he was a rebellion by nature. He would fearlessly put up the toughest of resistance which he could command against injustice. Gandhi Ji would not submit to Tyranny in any event. He would prefer to break than to bow in the face of injustice. The rail incident in South Africa, in which Gandhi Ji in spite of holding a first class ticket was thrown out of the First-Class compartment in shivering cold; this was the real incident which made Gandhi Ji a real resister the world would have ever known. At first he was in a fix whether he should put up resistance or give up in as a matter of expediency. Such a crucial moment comes in life of almost every person in the world but most of them give up and surrender in the face of injustice, but the self respect of Gandhiji was awakened and he challenged and suffered the consequences. He stated family you threw me out of the First class compartment you will be thrown out from India and it is exactly from here that there starts a new chapter in history i.e. the fight for the end of imperialism, colonialism and achievement of independence of nations. The call was soul shaking which resulted in liquidation of the British Empire and some more Empires from the surface of the Earth. During the British rule in India when people were afraid of smallest police officials, Gandhi Ji challenged an Empire and talked to Emperors and Kings on the basis of great personal equality.
In brief Gandhi Ji was a man of action with great courage fortitude and continuous action. By nature he was also a Karmyogi of the deepest sense. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in sprite of considerable temperamental differences with Gandhi Ji, soon amazingly discovered these qualities in Gandhi Ji. He stated above everything, I admire action and daring and courage and I found these in Gandhi Ji in Superlative degree. Gandhi Ji’s motive was personally disinterested. His objective was to raise the spiritual level of life in a spiritual slum. The slough of politics. Gandhi Ji was waded into the slough; it could be purified and remained uncontaminated by his immersion into it. It provides both of Gandhi Ji’s own spiritual stature and of the magnitude of his service to mankind at turning point in the human history.
M.K. Gandhi and a Man of Action
Author: P.C. Jangir