Selected Letters of Gandhi : Part-1


Chapter-35: Truth is God

To the children in the Ashram. Written on March 21, 1932

Do you remember my definition of God? Instead of saying that God is Truth, I say that truth is God. This was not always clear to me. I realized it only 4 years ago, but my conduct has been unconsciously based on that realization. I have known God only as Truth. There was a time when I had doubts about the existence of God, but I never doubted the existence of Truth. This truth is not something material but pure intelligence. It rules over the universe; therefore it is Ishwara (the Lord)..... This is for me almost a matter of experience. I say almost, because I have not seen Truth face to face. I have had only glimpses of it. But my faith is indomitable.

Translated from Gujarati