Gandhi was a great soul, who cultivated the ideal of pacifism, reconciliation and nonviolent action through his life. He set an example by leading a life of simplicity and respect for the sacredness of all living creatures.
Gandhi's philosophy was based on two words "Satya" or truth and "Ahimsa" or nonviolence. Truth is the basis for major religions and by applying truth to all actions society would improve exponentially.
Following the principle of Ahimsa - nonviolence shows deep respect for all others. Any violent action against another simply becomes a violent action against self.
Let's all try to add a little Satya and Ahimsa to our day.