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