Selected Letters of Gandhi : Part-1


Chapter-30: Sparks of the Divine

In working out plans of self-restraint, attention must not for a moment be withdrawn from the fact that we are all sparks of the divine and therefore partake of its nature, and since there can be no such thing as self-indulgence with divine, it must of necessity be foreign to human nature. If we get a heart-grasp of that elementary fact, we should have no difficulty in attaining self-control, and that is exactly what is implied in the Gita verses we sing every evening. You will recall that one of the verses says that the craving for self-indulgence abates only when one sees God face to face.