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Moral Stories of Mahatma Gandhi - Interesting Story from Gandhi's Life

Updated on June 19, 2013

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This is an interesting story from Gandhi's life that i remember today on Gandhi Jeyanthi and wanted to share with everone.

During childhood, Gandhi was always been afraid of dark night and ghosts. He believed that ghosts live in dark and would catch him on.

One day night when it was very dark, gandhi is trying to move from one room to another. As he stepped out of the room, his feet seemed to turn to lead and his heart began to beat like a drum.

The maidservant, Ramba, standing near the door, listened this with a laugher and asked him, "What happen child?".

Gandhi replied, "I am afraid terribly".

Ramba asked again, "Afraid? Of what?".

"I'm afraid of ghosts in the dark!" Gandhi replied with a scared face.

Ramba patted him with affection and said, "Child donot afraid. Just say Rama, Rama*! Ghosts will get afraid even to come near you. They won't touch even a hair of your head. Rama will safeguard you".

Ramba's words gave Gandhi good courage. He started saying "Rama, Rama, Rama..." and he left the room without fear. From that day onwards, Gandhi never felt afraid. He strongly believed that Rama will safeguard him from the ghosts and any dangers.

This gave Gandhiji courage throughout his life...

Even when he died he whispered the name of Rama.

Hey Ram..!

* Rama is a hindu god who is said to be a saint otherwise. There is a famous ethic in hinduism called "Ramayana" which is about Rama's life.

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      Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      Selvirajan, I love this story! Can I use the "Rama Rama" trick even if I'm not of Hindu faith?

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      selvirajan 8 years ago from India

      Constant Walker!

      Yes Sure. The lesson here is, "if we believe in god, nothing can frigten or disturb us!". Religions are only the vehicles to understand and to reach the divine, the eternity. God is a unique power. No matter what religion we follow god will see only our honesty n faith. For the almighty all the people are one.

      Thank you somuch for your comment and a interesting question.

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      omg 7 years ago

      really inspiring !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      abi couchman 7 years ago

      is this a true gandhi story???

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      selvirajan 7 years ago from India

      "abi couchman" - i believe so. My father told me this story when i am 12 years old :)

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      1234 7 years ago

      this is a real story

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      Mary 7 years ago

      This is a question about Ganhdi. Did faith affect his actions?

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      selvirajan 7 years ago from India

      Its not that faith affects his actions!! There are many characters which made the greatest personality Gandhi..! and courage is one of them..!!! And the story is about how he has grown courageous!!

      The moral of the story here is if we teach anything (here courage) to our children, he will grow with what he learned..!

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      Gayshri 6 years ago

      Mary's question is a fantastic one. Yes, Faith does affect one's actions , and this is true with everyone. It is the basis of belief that provides the will power and confidence to one , to action upon. It is an inherent source of perception that drives relations and actions . One's faith in God restricts his drive to do evil , a spouse's faith in each other drives a marriage , a boss's faith in his employees drives leadership and so on ... KJ

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      Bhargavi 6 years ago

      Was really good Selvirajan !!! I actually don't know abot this! But I too beleive that god is always with me! Anyways Thankyou a ton! This story has helped me a lot. Thank you !!!!!!!!

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      selvirajan 6 years ago from India

      Thanks KJ for reading and clarifying. I too agree your point. Your briefing is simply great.

      Thanks Bhargavi for the appreciations and its always grateful when we remember Gandhi.

      I am really glad that a story published on Gandhi Jayanthi (Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday) few years back still making good use of all your time. It gives me the enthusiasm to write more like this. Thanks all again for your feedback and comments. Happy independence day to all Indians.

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      saran 6 years ago

      its nice story

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      reena shukhla 6 years ago

      nice one upidstays

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      rashi 6 years ago

      this ia lovely one...

      inspiring t0ooo...........i will also say rama............. as like gandhi,i am too afraid of dark,ghosts...........................................

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      rahul 6 years ago

      DON'T GET SCARE...TRY TO FACE THE GHOST EVEN IT STAND IN FRONT OF U......U SHOULD HAVE GUTS.....CHECK IT OUT...

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      neelu arora 5 years ago

      very nice and inspiring story for kids , those who afraid of darkness and ghosts..........my child loved it

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      amani 5 years ago

      it was really super i love it

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      haswanth 5 years ago

      can i also prompt in studies?

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      selvirajan 5 years ago from India

      Thank all for your comments and support. I am glad each one of you is happy and getting the energy.

      Just one story of mahatma Gandhi, is changing the minds of many and creating a positive waves around us. Salute to the great man, the father.

      Haswanth,

      Every one has the power to achieve and it comes true when we realize our strengths and it becomes success when our motive is good.

      Good and honest wishes are always blessed by the almighty. May god bless you to excel in studies.

      Thanks for visiting.

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      ankita 4 years ago

      nice and strong feeling for god

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      Ananya Singh 4 years ago

      It was nice. I liked it...

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      arya 4 years ago

      please this story please give the moral now only

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      sakshi 4 years ago

      amazing,superb story.i liked it.

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      suvarna bgm 4 years ago

      really it is a fact that u must believe in rama or god .god is everywhere so believe in god and believe in urself.

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      deepali 3 years ago

      most inspiring story i ever read!!!!!!!

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      abhinav 2 years ago

      lovely......story ..........would be 1 of my favourates

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      mukil 2 years ago

      this is a true story

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      VIKAS 2 years ago

      Really Nice !!!!! story but are you sure it is true ?

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      shubhanshi 2 years ago

      awersome..........i liked it................ thnx to share it.....

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      ishaana 2 years ago

      Nice and true story......

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      sowya 21 months ago

      super

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      selvirajan 9 months ago from India

      Thanks to all the viewers. Glad that this inspired many just like me. And many thanks to viewers for making this as healthy discussion.

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      Surbhi 7 months ago

      NYC and true

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