Swarajya is the development of that kind of tolerant attitude which
sees in brother man the face Divine. Intolerance has been the greatest
enemy of our progress. Tolerance of one another's views, thoughts
and beliefs is the only remedy that we can possibly adopt.
I support with very great pleasure this Resolution which asks us as
the representatives of the people of India to conduct ourselves in all
humility in the service of our country and the word 'Humility' here
means that we are by ourselves very Insignificant. Our efforts by
themselves cannot carry us to a long distance.
We should make
ourselves dependent on that other than ourselves which makes for
righteousness. The note of humility means the unimportance, of
the individual and the supreme importance of the unfolding purpose
which we are called upon to serve. So in a mood of humility, in
a spirit of dedication let us take this pledge as soon as the clock
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