Appreciating homogeneity in heterogeneity

Appreciating homogeneity in heterogeneity


"Love is the only way to rescue humanity from all ills." -
Leo Tolstoy in his letter to Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi: Oct 2, 1869 - Jan 30, 1948
Leo Tolstoy: Sep 9, 1828 - Nov 20, 1910

A Letter to Hindu by Leo Tolstoy sent to Taraknath Das -
Printed in Free Hindustan Newspaper in 1908

This article reached all the way to South Africa, and with the permission of Tolstoy, Gandhi published in his newspaper,
Indian Opinion

Though this article was published more than 100 years back, this article brings out many interesting discussions pertaining to intrinsic human nature and spirit which is relevant even now, though it need not be in the same form as it was in 1909..

We have included the images of the original letter here. There are many interesting sections, and we have captured one here:

"that in every individual a spiritual element is manifested that gives life to all that exists, and that this spiritual element strives to unite with everything of a like nature to itself, and attains this aim through love. This thought appeared in most various forms at different times and places, with varying completeness and clarity. It found expression in Brahmanism, Judaism, Mazdaism (teachings of Zoroaster), in Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and in the writings of the Greek and Roman sages, as well as in Christianity and Mohammedanism."