One evening I watched Mahadev Desai spin. I said I had been listening carefully to Gandhi and studying my notes and wondering all the time what was the source of his hold on people. I had come to the tentative conclusion that it was his passion.
“That is right,” Desai said.
“This passion”, Desai explained, “is the sublimation of all the passions.”
“Sex and anger and personal ambition… Gandhi is under his own complete control. That generates tremendous energy and passion.”