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AlochanaamR^itaMLove in PoliticsLove has a
politics, but it is the love for one's country, for one's
glory, greatness and happiness of the race, the divine aananda of
self-immolation for one's fellows, the ecstacy of relieving their
the joy of seeing one's blood flow for country and freedom, the bliss
in death with the fathers of the race.
The feeling of almost physical
in the touch of the mother soil, of the winds that blow from Indian
the rivers that stream from Indian hills, in the sight of Indian
Indian men, Indian women, Indian children, in the hearing of Indian
music, poetry, in the familiar sights, sounds, habits, dress, manners
Indian life, this is the physical root of that love [of Mother India].
The pride in our
pain of our present, the passion for the future are its trunk and
Self-sacrifice, self-forgetfulness, great service and high endurance
country are its fruit.
And the sap which keeps it alive is the
the Motherhood of God in the country, the vision of the Mother, the
of the Mother, the perpetual contemplation, adoration and service of