Raw, adjective: 7. brutally or grossly frank: a raw portrayal of human passions.

Ohhh, my heart.

"One after another, then by almost geometric progression, things slipped away from me. [A] great burden fell off my shoulders, and I felt that I could now walk with ease and do my work also in the service of my fellow men with great comfort and still greater joy. The possession of anything then became a troublesome thing and a burden.

Exploring the cause of that joy, I found that if I kept anything as my own, I had to defend it against the whole world. ... And I said to myself: if [other people] want it and would take it, they do so not from any malicious motive but...because theirs was a greater need than mine.

And I said to myself: possession seems to me to be a crime, I can only possess certain things when I know that others who also want to possess similar things are able to do so. But we know...such a thing is an impossibility. Therefore, the only thing that can be possessed by all is non-possession, not to have anything whatsoever. Or ... a willing surrender ...."
~ excerpt from The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of
His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas


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