Passion for Unity
i had realized early enough in South africa that there was no genuine friendship between the Hindus and the musalmans. i never missed a single opportunity to remove obstacles in the way of unity. it was not in my nature to placate anyone by adulation, or at the cost of self- respect. But my South african experiences had convinced me that it would be on the question of Hindu-muslim unity that my ahimsa would be put to its severest test, and that the question presented the widest field for my experiments in ahimsa. The conviction is still there. every moment of my life i realize that God is putting me on my trial.
Mahatma Gandhi in the Story of my experiments with Truth.