Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948) is known for the non-violent means of revolution by which India was able to gain its independence.
His emphasis on truth and the purity of means was from a deep sense of humanity: the respect for life should not be violated in the fight for their rights and privileges.
Great as he was as a leader, he was far greater as one who put no limit to humanity. For him life was an indivisible whole and to know is to act.
His entire life was devoted to the translating of his thought into “experiments with truth.”