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Religião e Espiritualidade / 14/08/2020

Mahatma Gandhi: An eye for an eye and the world will end up blind

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Mahatma Gandhi: An eye for an eye and the world will end up blind


We certainly all agree that people make mistakes. It is part of being human. We all make mistakes, and we all find ourselves in some kind of situation that we didn't believe we could get out of. In fact, more than once we follow the old “eye for an eye” rule.

Who hasn't harmed someone at least once? The big difference that makes us better people than we are is the attitude we take about it.

“It is never too late to ask for forgiveness.

It is never too late to start again.

It is never too late to say you made a mistake.


Among the best known words of Gandhi, we can include those that make up the title of this article and with which we will talk about resentment, revenge or forgiveness, for example. These words touch a place very close to our heart, in direct contact with the people around us. Therefore, they guide many of the reflections that we can have on a daily basis.

It may not be your mistake, but it could be

Making a mistake, as we said, is totally human. It is complicated to maintain and preserve our relationships. Consequently, we often fall into situations we are not up to the circumstances or have failed completely. We are especially aware of them when the people we are referring to are family members, friends or our own partner.

We can make a mistake with ourselves, with others, or with others who make a mistake with us. In any of these cases, it would be beneficial to keep in mind the phrase that started all this: "An eye for an eye and the world will end up blind".

Grudge and revenge have only one direction

When other people let us down or betray us, we feel a great emptiness that we feel obliged to repair. That's when, before making any decision, we must ask ourselves: when is grudge or revenge the answer? What if the situation was reversed?

Resentment becomes our responsibility: violence breeds violence and revenge breeds revenge.

“Never use anything like revenge to ease your pain. Those who harm you or do something wrong, they tend to destroy themselves. ”-Anonymous-

An attitude full of bitterness and hatred has only one direction. And that will only lead to further damage to our own being: negative feelings improve and are never the solution. If we all punished the mistakes of others, if we all followed the “eye for an eye” rule, we would never grow as people.

Educating through forgiveness

Justice and forgiveness are the antidote to these negative feelings. As Gandhi proposes, we must imagine ourselves in the place of the one who made the mistake, and we desperately need the other person's forgiveness.

"A person is great when he forgives, when he understands, when he puts himself in another's shoes, when he doesn't act according to what others expect him, but according to what he expects of himself." -Martha Medeiros-

Educating through forgiveness is a fundamental thing. Forgetting and learning are based on this, on the possibility of moving forward with our lives and understanding mistakes: because only then will others be able to overcome theirs.

Thus, the expression that an eye for an eye leaves the entire world blind makes sense when we look at the deepest part of human existence and its capacity for self-improvement. The world would be very sad and self-destruct if we didn't have the same capacity to forgive as we do to make mistakes.

It is all a matter of understanding, although it can sometimes hurt, that punishing others because we have been punished will only lead to pain and never to happiness that we should always seek.

Note: Authorship is often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi,

despite not appearing in any sources. However the family

de Gandhi considers it an authentic quote. The quote is attributed

also Louis Fischer, Henry Powell Spring and Martin Luther King.

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