Mysterious Power

One of his most famous speeches

Like the writings of C.S. Lewis, it’s difficult to deny the logic Gandhi uses.

To my son’s generation, Gandhi is this vague historical figure, known primarily for non-violence and a return to sustainable, simple living.

Today, if you have 6 minutes, you can peer inside the mind of this great man:

“There is an indefinable mysterious power that pervades everything. I feel it, though I do not see it. It is this unseen power which makes itself felt and yet defies all proof, because it is so unlike all that I preceive through my senses. It transcends the senses.”


Days after delivering this speech in London, in 1931, Gandhi was imprisoned by the British, who hoped to end the Indian nationalist movement.

If you’re interested in Gandhi’s political life, you can find his biography here. But, to me, this speech gave me insights into Gandhi’s spiritual life, which is even more interesting, and perhaps less well known.

“All your life an unattainable ecstasy has hovered just beyond the grasp of your consciousness. The day is coming when you will wake to find, beyond all hope, that you have attained it, or else, that it was within your reach and you have lost it forever.” ~~ C.S. Lewis