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Letters of Mahatma Gandhi

Letters of Mahatma Gandhi

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May 5, 1935

CHI. AMBUJAM2

,

I have your letter. Write to me about Father’s health from time

to time.

The rice you sent was very good. But it was slightly polished.
Rice should not be polished at all.

Do by all means try to find a girl for Krishnaswami3

. But why
do you worry about it? Worry will not help you to get a girl for him.
You will succeed only if you make efforts.

The sloka of the [ekadash] vrat is as follows:

1

Vide “Letter to Narandas Gandhi”, 26-4-1935

2

Daughter of S. Srinivasa Iyengar. She was the head of Vidyalaya Girls High
School, Madras. The superscription in this and other letters to the addressee is in
Devanagari.

3

Addressee’s son

VOL. 67 : 25 APRIL, 1935 - 22 SEPTEMBER, 1935

41

Non-violence, truth, non-stealing, brahmacharya, non-
posse-ssion, body labour, control of the palate, fearlessness on
all occasions, equal respect for all religions, swadeshi and

sparshabhavana1

—these eleven vows should be observed in a

spirit of humility.2

Give the enclosed letter to Father.

Blessings from

BAPU

From the Hindi original: Ambujammal Papers. Courtesy: Nehru Memorial

Museum and Library.

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