Mahatma Gandhi enlightened his world like few others in the modern age. Philosopher, sage, nonviolent activist, lawyer, revolutionary, and a guiding spiritual light - Gandhi was all of these things.
Near the end of his life he spoke of Seven Social Sins that, if left unchallenged, would lead the world into ever-increasing cycles of violence. Gandhi made clear where he worried the future was headed. Knowledge would be sought exclusively in its own right, as would a shallow religion, a hollowed-out capitalism, a political structure with no moral compass, or an unfettered science removed from its human dimension. He sought to highlight what other capacities would need to be joined to the predominant themes to keep them balanced and helpful to the human race.