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July 9, 2007

Gandhi’s Seven Blunders

Filed under: Our World — iknowkeith @ 12:05 pm

The Seven Blunders of the World is a list that Mahatma Gandhi gave to his grandson Arun Gandhi during his last days. The seven blunders are:

    Wealth without work

    Pleasure without conscience

    Knowledge without character

    Commerce without morality

    Science without humanity

    Worship without sacrifice

    Politics without principle

This list grew from Gandhi’s search for the roots of violence. He called these acts of passive violence. Preventing these is the best way to prevent oneself or one’s society from reaching a point of violence.



  1. I’m guilty of at least two of these…I’ll leave which two up to your imagination.

    Comment by Poem — July 9, 2007 @ 2:54 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks for posting these. I’ve not seen these before. I’m going to repost these on my blog and send them on to friends and family.

    Comment by Tammy — July 11, 2007 @ 12:49 pm | Reply

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  4. Gandhi was so full of wisdom. If you’d like to read some commentary on Gandhi’s Seven Deadly Social Sins, check out Gitananda: Gandhi’s Seven Social Sins

    Comment by qwert18 — July 12, 2007 @ 7:12 am | Reply

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