Self-Realization Fellowship Blog

Commemorating Mahatma Gandhi: The “Simple Saint of Truth”

October 22, 2019

On October 2, 2019, Mahatma Gandhi was honored on the 150th anniversary of his birth in a special gathering at the Mahatma Gandhi World Peace Memorial at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, California.

SRF/YSS President Brother Chidananda conducted the event, quoting from Gandhi’s writings and from Paramahansa Yogananda’s words about the “Simple Saint of Truth.” Brother Chidananda spoke about how Mahatma Gandhi’s enduring message of nonviolence can be embodied by us all.

Dedicated by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1950, the Mahatma Gandhi World Peace Memorial houses a 1000-year-old sarcophagus containing the only portion of Gandhi’s ashes outside of his native India.

Following this event, Brother Chidananda delivered a talk, “A Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi,” at the Lake Shrine Temple that was livestreamed to SRF/YSS members and friends around the world. To read more and watch the entire talk, please see our blog post about this event.

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