Vol: 68   No: 19

May 15, 2022

The Ashram Vows

M. K. Gandhi

This is the maxim of life which I have accepted, namely, that no work done by any man, no matter how great he is, will really prosper unless he has religious backing. But what is religion? I for one would answer; not the religion which you will get after reading all the scriptures of the world; it is not really a grasp by the brain, but it is a heart grasp. It is a thing which is not alien to us but it is a thing which has to be evolved out of us. It is always within us; with some consciously so; with the other quite unconsciously. But it is [always] there; and whether we wake up this religious instinct in

us through outside assistance or by inward growth, no matter how it is done, it has got to be done if we want to do anything in the right manner and anything that is going to persist.
Our scriptures have laid down certain rules as maxims of life and as axioms which we have to take for granted as selfdemonstrated truths… believing in these implicitly for all these years and having actually endeavoured to reduce to practice these injunctions, I have deemed it necessary to seek the association of those who think with me in founding this institution... the rules that have

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