A political and spiritual leader is an oxymoron

I am subscribed to an email list run by Bob Proctor, which sends an “Insight of the day” email daily and this is what I received today:


“Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.”

Mahatma Gandhi
1869-1948, Indian Political and Spiritual Leader

What caught my attention was not the quote, but the honorific attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Political and Spiritual Leader . In the present times, this would be described as oxymoronic.
How can a political leader in India (maybe the world) be even remotely spiritual. Before you nudge me to get into politics to correct the situation, let me confess that I am trying to run a business and be spiritual.
Politics…. someday…. maybe… who knows. Ask Shiv Khera.


  1. Manik- I totally agree and sometimes feel the tug to get into politics to help change things on a more macro level; but for me politics aren’t the answer. It’s people like Ghandi following their convictions into service. My wife said she can divorce under two circumstances: (1) I cheat on her (2) I get into politics. I think I will be in business for a while 🙂

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