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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (255 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eknath Easwaran Narrator: Paul Bazely Publisher: Nilgiri Press Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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This biography is Easwaran's compelling account of Gandhi's life and spiritual path, his personal transformation and teachings.

Eknath Easwaran grew up in India and was deeply influenced by the way Gandhi brought spiritual values into daily living. His biography is an unusually personal story, for Easwaran focuses not on Gandhi's politics but on the way he lived, and on the lasting lessons he has for all of us. Gandhi's message is especially important today for anyone who wants to follow his example in transforming anger into compassion, fear into fearlessness, and hatred into love.

In 1893 Mohandas Gandhi left India for South Africa as a shy, tongue-tied, very average young man of 23, whose past was full of failure. Ten years later, called a saint even by those who opposed him, he was the leader of 100,000 people in a remarkable war without violence. He returned to India as Mahatma, a great soul, and became the acknowledged leader of 400 million Indians in their struggle for independence.

In this lively reading, actor Paul Bazely gives voices to the rich cast of characters. The British lawyers and administrators with their clipped English accents, Gandhi's patient wife Kasturbai, his faithful secretary Mahadev Desai, the young Nehru and his father - all these, and above all Gandhi himself, come movingly to life to inspire us.

I have not the shadow of a doubt, Gandhi wrote, that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peterfli | 1/26/2014

    " This beautiful little book from Nilgiri Press, with its attractive cover and myriad photos, belies its simple but revelatory title. It goes behind the poltical persona of the Gandhi we all know so well to reveal the power that produced his political genius: his unshakable faith in and devotion to the spiritual ideals contained in India's ancient scripture, the Bhagavad Gita, which he called his "mother" and upon which he meditated daily. Few Gandhi biographers, it seems to me, have pointed this out. In fact, I was happy to find actually the passage that influenced him most on pages 146-7 of this 200-page original gem of a book. As a professor of some years, I feel it would make a superb classroom text. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 mahlica | 1/22/2014

    " Wow, Gandhi is truly impressive. We get a glimpse into a man that is changed from a self proclaimed coward to a courageous man of peace. What is so impressive about Gandhi is that he truly gave his whole heart, soul, and life to his beliefs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mcrae Molatore | 1/8/2014

    " If this book doesn't change you as a person... It will. We could use a Gandhi in this world right now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 11/28/2013

    " This book was a pressent from a very dear friend. It was exactly the book I needed. It is very interesting and inspiring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregg Jamback | 11/26/2013

    " Facinating man - but I was glad it was a short book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam Drake | 9/21/2013

    " I just received my copy and have only had time to thumb through it - the pictures are wonderful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lunaticlizz | 6/14/2013

    " An inspiration for us all, why cant we all have some pease? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug Bisbee | 4/23/2013

    " One of my favorite books from college. Nice brief overview of Gandhi's life and teachings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 10/22/2012

    " Easwaran is able to capture the spirit of Gandhi and give us an easy to read introduction to the events that led to the realization of the Mahatma. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/7/2010

    " Rob and I both REALLY liked this book. It gives a great insight into the life of Gandhi, his failures and successes. I skipped over the Appendix about how nonviolence works, but the rest I read in a day. It reads quickly, is filled with pictures, and is extremely inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony G. | 12/5/2010

    " A powerful and inspiring look at Gandhi the man, his philosophy and how he became the most influential advocate for peaceful resistance the world has ever seen. It doesn't tell the whole story of Gandhi in a detailed historical way, but it provides valuable insights into the man's character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 11/4/2010

    " This book gave a general summary of the life of Gandhi. The book was a little bit too general, and moved quickly through his life. It had lots of pictures, which were nice, and each page had a direct quote from Gandhi. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 10/15/2010

    " A very well written , inspirational Book that changed my Way of Life !! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katmckee | 8/15/2010

    " I learned how influential the Bhagavad Gita was in his life, and learned what a modest beginning he had, not being very successful in law, and experienced a lot of personal growth before becoming who we admire today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ray | 6/9/2010

    " Great book, helps challenge us on how to put some of the Gandhi principles like Satyagraha into every day projects. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruce Michael | 8/24/2009

    " If you love Gandhi - this is a treasure and Eknath Easwaran does it best "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 mahlica | 7/5/2009

    " Wow, Gandhi is truly impressive. We get a glimpse into a man that is changed from a self proclaimed coward to a courageous man of peace. What is so impressive about Gandhi is that he truly gave his whole heart, soul, and life to his beliefs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 8/7/2008

    " Easwaran is able to capture the spirit of Gandhi and give us an easy to read introduction to the events that led to the realization of the Mahatma. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mcrae | 7/14/2008

    " If this book doesn't change you as a person... It will. We could use a Gandhi in this world right now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 6/23/2008

    " This book gave a general summary of the life of Gandhi. The book was a little bit too general, and moved quickly through his life. It had lots of pictures, which were nice, and each page had a direct quote from Gandhi. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 6/20/2008

    " A touching review of Gandhi's life, well documented with photographs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 5/16/2008

    " Rob and I both REALLY liked this book. It gives a great insight into the life of Gandhi, his failures and successes. I skipped over the Appendix about how nonviolence works, but the rest I read in a day. It reads quickly, is filled with pictures, and is extremely inspiring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 5/7/2008

    " This book was a pressent from a very dear friend. It was exactly the book I needed. It is very interesting and inspiring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregg | 1/4/2008

    " Facinating man - but I was glad it was a short book. "

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