The earth, the air, the land and the water are not an inheritance from our fore fathers but on loan from our children. So we have to handover to them at least as it was handed over to us.
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
If we are to reach real peace in this world and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children; and if they will grow up in their natural innocence, we won’t have to struggle; we won’t have to pass fruitless idle resolutions, but we shall go from love to love and peace to peace, until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which consciously or unconsciously the whole world is hungering.
If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children.
The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children.
I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
A mother would never by choice sleep in a wet bed but she would gladly do so in order to spare the dry bed for her child.
Experience gained in two schools under my control has taught me that punishment does not purify, if anything, it hardens children.
It is quite proper to resist and attack a system, but to resist and attack its author is tantamount to resisting and attacking oneself, for we are all tarred with the same brush, and are children of one and the same Creator, and as such the divine powers within us are infinite. To slight a single human being, is to slight those divine powers and thus to harm not only that Being, but with Him, the whole world.
Basic education links the children, whether of the cities or the villages, to all that is best and lasting in India.