Today's Beautiful Gem: `Ram Rajya' by Mahatma Gandhi.
"Ram Rajya can be religiously translated as Kingdom of God on Earth;
politically translated it is perfect democracy
in which inequalities based
on possession and non-possession, colour, race or creed or sex
In it, land and state belong to the people,
justice is prompt, perfect and cheap,
there is freedom of worship and speech and of the press--
all this beacuse of
the reign of self-imposed law and moral restraint.
Such a state must be based
on truth and non violence
and must consist of
prosperous, happy and self-contained
villages and village communities.
It is a dream that may never be realised.
I find happiness in living in that dreamland,
ever trying to realise it in the quickest way."
Note: October 2 is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of
Om shaantih: Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao