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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 601-

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This photograph has been contributed by Dr. Kensho Iwatate, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Fukushima Medical University, Hikarigaoka 1, Fukushima, Japan.

For the last fifteen years, ever since my days at school, I had always longed to come to India. I wanted to touch the Ganga river and also experience the lives of the people living here. I had the desire to soak in the 'karma' of this country. I wanted to experience first hand, the propelling force in India that inspired the two great people whom I intensely admire, Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa, to perform their monumental work.

Coming to India, after taking a dip in the Ganga river in Varanasi, and then standing in front of Mahatma Gandhi's room in Hridaya Kunj, Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad, (where he and Kasturba stayed from 1918 until 1930 and from where all their national activities were inspired), I was suddenly realizing my long cherished dream. It was evident in the simplicity of his lifestyle reflected in his abode, and in the warm smile on his face and his radiant appearance as he bowed down to pray, in the numerous photographs displayed there. I suddenly realized the striking similarity between his smile and the smiles on the countenance of the innumerable people living in India who always eagerly came to my help during my travel in this country. Standing in front of his room, I felt his presence as well as his message that we all come from one Father and Mother; that we are one family; and, that there are no boundaries, neither of race, nor of religion or of geographical barriers. At the end of my journey, I finally discovered why I had been for so long attracted to India. Unconditional love, forgiveness and acceptance, practiced by Mahatma Gandhi during every moment of his life, was the only way forward to gain a place into another person's heart. I suddenly felt at peace with myself.

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