The Very Inspiring Gandhi’s Seven Social Sins Everyone Should Know

Seven Social Sins is a list that Gandhi published in his weekly newspaper Young India on October 22, 1925. Later he gave this same list to his grandson, Arun Gandhi, written on a piece of paper on their final day together shortly before his assassination. The Seven Sins are: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Religion without sacrifice; Politics without principle.

The list was first published by Gandhi in his weekly newspaper Young India on October 22, 1925. An almost identical list had been published 6 months earlier in England in a sermon at Westminster Abbey. Gandhi wrote that a correspondent whom he called a ‘fair friend’ had sent the list: ‘The… fair friend wants readers of Young India to know, if they do not already, the following seven social sins’. After the list, Gandhi wrote that ‘Naturally, the friend does not want the readers to know these things merely through the intellect but to know them through the heart so as to avoid them’. This was the entirety of Gandhi’s commentary on the list when he first published it.

The very inspiring Gandhis seven social sins everyone should know

The very inspiring Gandhis seven social sins everyone should know
US President Barack Obama being presented ‘the seven social sins’ of Mahatma Gandhi, at Rajghat, in New Delhi (January 25, 2015). Photo Courtesy: Sanjiv Misra/Photo Division. Source: India Ministry Of External Affairs on Flickr – flickr.com/photos/meaindia/16175929787

The very inspiring Gandhis seven social sins everyone should know

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