Gandhi's Quotations

On Various Subjects


  • Yajna is not yajna if one feels it to be burdensome or annoying.
  • MOG-21

  • Yajna having come to us with our birth, we are debtors all our lives, and thus for ever bound to serve the universe.
  • MOG-19

  • Yajna is duty to be performed, or service to be rendered, all twenty-four hours of the day.
  • MM-2298

  • I have called spinning the yajna of this age for India.
  • XXVI-29

  • The yajna of our age and for us is the spinning-wheel.
  • T-2-247

  • The spinning-wheel is the auspicious symbol of sharir yajna (body labour).
  • XXV-562

  • Every single act of one who would lead a life of purity should be in the nature of yajna.
  • MOG-19

  • There is no yajna (sacrifice) greater than spinning calculated to bring peace to the troubled spirit, to soothe the distracted student's mind, to spiritualize his life.
  • XXV-577


  • Responsibility will mellow and sober the youth and prepare them for the burden they must discharge.
  • T-2-271

  • Literature, full of the virus of self-indulgence, served out in attractive forms, is flooding this country from the West and there is the greatest need for West and there is the greatest need for our youth to be on their guard.
  • T-2-319