pray to your parent's god?
April 26, 2010 8:05 PM   Subscribe

Gandhi quotation question. This is second hand and I cannot specify the second hand. Supposedly the great man said something like pray to your parents' god and any (whatever) god will respect that.

The question was from a skeptical westerner intrigued with eastern practice and they wanted to pray to Krishna, not Yahweh; and Gandhi explained to them with maybe more details than above that you could not go wrong following your parents' faith, whatever it might be, in his view. I have looked for this with google and otherwise and have not been able to find the source. If you can help me I will be grateful!
posted by bukvich to Religion & Philosophy (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I can't find Gandhi saying this specific thing, but it does reflect his views on religious conversions.

You could have heard an agraphon of Gandhi -- not everything he said was written down!
posted by shii at 9:27 PM on April 26, 2010

Gandhiji was not awarded the Nobel peace prize because he refused to be converted.

This line from the link above would make me very skeptical of anything that follows.
posted by xm at 1:48 PM on May 3, 2010

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