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“As a layman, I have always hazarded the opinion that the cow is cheaper to keep at any rate in the long run”, Mahatma Gandhi wrote in Harijan.
Gandhiji said that Sir Syed Ahmed rightly regarded the Hindus and Mohamedans the two eyes of a fair maiden.
Gandhiji also told Hindu women- because they enjoyed more freedom than their Muslim sisters- to mix with Muslim women so that mutual understanding might grow.
“I am certain that if Chamberlain suggests to the powers simultaneously to disarm, this heroic act would open Herr Hitler's eyes and disarm him" Gandhi said.
Gandhiji said there should be no possibility of child widows. He was averse to child marriage.
Gandhiji said,"The first thing is for everyone to understand the implications of the removal of untouchability in his or her own life".
Gandhiji said that while they were engaged in trying to quench the fire of communal strife in their own country, they must not forget their countrymen abroad.
Mahatma Gandhi said,"Gujarat's too commercialised for doing spade work with a better prospect of success than elsewhere in this direction".
One student said that as their fathers were government servants, they were afraid to join the anti-untouchability movement, not political work.
An earnest plea for the removal of untouchability was made by Mahatma Gandhi speaking during evening prayers.
“Today, irreligion is stalking the country in the name of religion”, Mahatma Gandhi said.
Gandhiji reminded the audience of how a pile had been made of foreign cloth in the early days of the movement and a huge bonfire was made of costly saris etc
Gandhiji, replying said, he saw unfortunately the political atmosphere in India was becoming surcharged with distrust and suspicion.
Years ago when Gandhi first started talking of 'charkha,' he did not know that it was still a living industry in Punjab and some parts of Gujarat Kathiawar.
"The greatest enmity requires an equal measure of ahimsa for its abetment”, Mahatma Gandhi said.
"I can wait for Dominion Status Constitution" writes Mahatma Gandhi in Young India.
“In a well-ordered democratic society there is no room, no occasion for lawlessness or strikes”, Mahatma Gandhi said.
“The British will make of us two nations and that with a flourish of trumpets. Is that to be the parting shot? I hope not”, Mahatma Gandhi said.
Gandhiji expressed sorrow at the recrudescence of trouble in Delhi, even though it was on a very minor scale.
But Mahatma Gandhi would not forget that it was Subhas Babu who knew no provincialism nor communal differences.
The proper and unrivalled place of English was as an international medium, Mahatma Gandhi added.
Hinduism could be saved only by Gandhiji's method. Gandhiji had practised Hinduism from early childhood.