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Mar 05, 2018 by Alyssa Duvall

Mahatma Gandhi's Thoughts About Jesus Revealed In Letter Now Up For Sale

A letter written and signed by Mahatma Gandhi to religious leader Milton Newberry Frantz on April 6th 1926 revealing his thoughts about Jesus Christ as "one of the great teachers of mankind" is up for sale by the Pennsylvania-based Raab Collection for $50,000.

Gandhi, who wrote devoutly and extensively about Hinduism's philosophy and teachings, penned the letter after Frantz asked him to read a publication about Christianity.

"Dear Friend, I have your letter. I am afraid it is not possible for me to subscribe to the creed you have sent me," Gandhi wrote. "The subscriber is made to believe that the highest manifestation of the unseen reality was Jesus Christ. In spite of all my efforts, I have not been able to feel the truth of that statement."

"I have not been able to move beyond the belief that Jesus was one of the great teachers of mankind," he continued. "Do you not think that religious unity is to be had not by a mechanical subscription to a common creed but by all respecting the creed of each?"



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