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Motivational mantras from the Mahatma

India TV News Desk 22 Aug 2014, 13:13:40 PM IST
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Talking of Gandhian way of politics may sound a bit out of place in today's vote grabbing electoral fights but the Mahatma continues to be a motivational guru for people striving to overcome ob Motivational mantras from the Mahatmastacles to move ahead in life.

Freedom from emotional shackles can be achieved only when one liberates the soul or learns new lessons of life from Mahatma Gandhi's principles.

In yet another book on the Mahatma, the author Virender Kapoor has tried to explain Gandhian principles of life and politics.

In this one-of-a kind self-help book, titled - Leadership: The Gandhi Way, published by Rupa and priced at Rs 195, the author Virender Kapoor examines Gandhi's philosophy in action and derives leadership lessons from his life, explaining how readers can successfully employ these in their own lives.

He reveals how Gandhi carefully analysed situations - akin to SWOT analyses - before formulating the best way to deal with them. It was thus that he formulated the idea of satyagraha.

Mahatma Gandhi needs no introduction. An icon revered by millions across the world, he led a country to freedom through methods and principles never used before.

What was it about Gandhi that made him an icon? How did a frail, ordinary man bring about a revolution? And how did he manage to get the poor, the working class, the elite and the intelligentsia to work together?

The author also shows that Gandhi understood the power of emotional appeal, and used sincerity rather than empty rhetoric to maximize the effect of whatever he said.