Explain  Worship Without Sacrifice   2022 Latest Answers  

Spirituality , religion , and ethics were synonymous terms for Gandhi. In religion, we  

worship, but if we are not willing to sacrifi ce for the greater good, our worship has  

little value. Therefore, Gandhi regarded it a sin to worship without sacrifi ce.  

Sacrifi ce becomes all the more necessary when we want to serve others. It takes  

sacrifi ce to serve the needs of other people—the sacrifi ce of our own pride and preference. Religion without sacrifi ce is shallow and meaningless. Without sacrifi ce,  

even service is but an infl ation of ego.  

Gandhi was thoroughly familiar with the principle that all moral authority comes  

from sacrifi ce, and he practiced self-sacrifi ce throughout his life. He sacrifi ced his  

personal desires, career, wealth, everything for humanity. This is what gave Gandhi  

power over himself and his environment. He repeatedly pointed out that “as human  

beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world—that is the  

myth of the “atomic age”—as in being able to remake ourselves.” 38 Politics without  

morality , as also economics without ethics, is a dead end road for it ignores the  

humanity that is our essence. As we evolve spiritually, we realize the terror of this  

disempowering stance.  

When we understand these seven deadly social maladies, we understand that the  

road to sustainability is paved by personal spirituality . With this understanding  

comes the liberating realization that “there is no sustainability without …  

spirituality.” 39 Only “an individual life rooted in the continuous harmony with life as  

a whole” 40 —a life based on selfl ess love and contribution is a life worth living.