Best Lines said by Mahatma Gandhi on khadi (khaddar)

Mahatma Gandhi has presented khadi as a symbol of nationalism, equality, and self-reliance. It was his belief that reconstruction of the society and effective Satyagraha against the foreign rule can be possible only through khadi.

Khadi is the central core of the constructive activities as recommended by Mahatma Gandhi. According to him, there could be no swaraj without universal and voluntary acceptance of khadi. In his words, “I am a salesman of swaraj. I am a devotee of khadi. It is my duty to induce people, by every honest means, to wear khadi.”

In 1918 Mahatma Gandhi started his movement for Khadi as a relief program for the poor masses living in India’s villages.

The spinning wheel was at one time the symbol of India’s poverty and backwardness. Gandhiji turned it into a symbol of self-reliance and non-violence. Khadi enabled him to carry his message of swadeshi and swaraj to the people and to establish a connection with them.

Here are some well said lines by Mahatma Gandhi about Khadi.

Mahatma Gandhi best lines on Khadi

“Khadi is the sun of the village solar system.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Khaddar was conceived with a much more ambitious object, that is, to make our villages starvation-proof.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“The khaddar spirit means fellow-feeling with every human being on earth.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“The khadi spirit means also infinite patience.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

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“Khaddar delivers the poor from the bonds of the rich and creates a moral and spiritual bond between the classes and the masses.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Khaddar does not displace a single cottage industry.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Khaddar brings a ray of hope to the widow’s broken-up home.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Khaddar has the greatest organising power in it because it has itself to be organised and because it affects all India.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Khaddar is an activity that can absorb all the time of all available men and women and grown-up children if they have faith.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Khadi service, village service, and Harijan service are one in reality, though three in the name.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“khaddar will be the sun of the whole industrial solar system.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Khadi mentality means decentralisation of the production and distribution of the necessaries of life.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Khadi has been conceived as the foundation and the image of ahimsa. A real khadi-wearer will not utter an untruth. A real khadi-wearer will harbour no violence, no deceit, no impurity.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“I would ask you to come in Khadi, for Khadi links you with the fallen and the down-trodden.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Even if masses of people were to burn khaddar publicly and say that it is an insane program, I will declare that those people have gone mad.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“My swadeshi chiefly centres around the hand-spun khaddar and extends to everything that can be and is produced in India.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Khaddar of my conception is that hand-spun fabric which takes entirely the place of mill cloth in India.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Khadi to me is the symbol of unity of Indian humanity, of its economic freedom and equality and, therefore, ultimately, in the poetic expression of Jawaharlal Nehru, ‘the livery of India’s freedom’.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Khadi will cease to have any value in my eyes if it does not usefully employ the millions.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“All the other industries will receive warmth and sustenance from khadi industry.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Boycott brought about anyhow of British cloth cannot yield the same results as such boycott brought about by hand spinning and khaddar.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Coal is not dear for the coal-miner who can use it there and then, nor is khaddar dear for the villager who manufactures his own khadi.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Even as satyagraha is a weapon unique of its kind and not one of the ordinary weapons used by people, so is khaddar, a unique article of commerce that will not, cannot succeed on terms common to other articles.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“For a firm believer in swadeshi, there needs to be no Pharisaical self-satisfaction in wearing khadi.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

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“If we have the khadi spirit in us, then we should surround ourselves with simplicity in every walk of life.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“The organisation of khaddar is infinitely better than co-operative societies or any other form of village organisation.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“The art that is in the machine-made article, appeals only to the eye; the art in khaddar appeals first to the heart and then to the eye.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“The foundation of service and your real training lie in spinning khaddar.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Khadi work without the mastery of the science of khadi will be love’s labour lost in terms of Swaraj.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“The message of khaddar can penetrate to the remotest villages if we only will that it shall be so.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“The only real and reliable guarantee for khadi would be honesty, truthfulness, and sincerity of khadi workers.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“The singular secret of khaddar lies in its availability in the place of its production and use by the manufacturers themselves.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Through khaddar we teach the people the art of civil obedience to an institution that they have built up for themselves.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

“Without the proper careful organisation of the spinning wheel and khaddar, there is absolutely no civil disobedience.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

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