Mahathma Gandhi – Source: Young India, 4 August 1927
There is no greater punishment or misery for man than that his faith in God should be blasted. And I confess to a deep sense of sorrow that faith is gradually disappearing in the student world. When I suggest to a Hindu boy to have recourse to Ramanama, he stares at me and wonders who Rama may be; when I ask a Musalman boy to read the Koran and fear God, he confesses his inability to read the Koran and Allah is a mere lip-profession.
How can I convince such boys that the first step to a true education is a pure heart?
If the education you get turns you away from God, I do not know how it is going to help you and how you are going to help the world.
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