The title Mahtma (great-soul) has deeply pained me a number of times. I
have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence (ahimsa) are as old as the
hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.
I certainly like to narrate my experiments in spiritual field which are known only to
myself, and from which I have derived such power as I possess for working in the political
field. A large number of people have told me that they revere me because I understand them
like none other.