An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth - Part 2, Chapters 1-5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapters 1-5 Summary

Gandhi arrives back in India and is met by his older brother and the two stay at Dr. Mehta's. Gandhi is informed that his mother has died. Dr. Mehta's son, Raychandbhai, is a jeweler, to whom Gandhi is introduced. Gandhi is impressed with this man's religiousness. Gandhi is still searching for his own religion and God. As Gandhi writes in his autobiography, "I believe in the Hindu theory of Guru and his importance in spiritual realization. I think there is a great deal of truth in the doctrine that true knowledge is impossible without a Guru. An imperfect teacher may be tolerable in mundane matters, but not in the spiritual matters. Only a perfect gnani deserves to be enthroned as Guru. There must, therefore, be ceaseless striving after perfection. For one gets the Guru that one deserves. Infinite striving...

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