Seeking to learn about Gandhi from Reza Pahlavi's website, I found the following quote attributed to the Indian leader.
someone who is trained in non-violence of thought, the whole universe
is one family, not afraid to love someone who is not afraid of him." Mahatma Gandhi
The quote is sprinkled with individually enlightened words but, honestly, the full sentence doesn't read like something Gandhi would have said because it doesn't make much sense. How much courage does it take to love someone who is not afraid of you? For example, our favorite poets, musicians, actors etc. aren't afraid of us and we do not fear to love them. And we don't need training in "non-violence of thought" in order to love the people who are not afraid of us. For the average person it just comes naturally!
Curious about this prior-to-morning-coffee Gandhi quote, I did some searching but couldn't find the quote or the sentiment anwhere else. Either Gandhi or Reza Pahlavi is pulling our legs. Can you help figure out which?
Here's the link to the quote on RP's site. Above image is a screenshot.
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