a Brahman sage.
(especially in India) a person who is held in the highest esteem for wisdom and saintliness.
(in Theosophy) a great sage who has renounced further spiritual development in order to aid those who are less advanced.
- ma·hat·ma·ism, noun
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How to use mahatma in a sentence
He visited the White House and advised Indian leader mahatma Gandhi.
The Nobel committee said he was continuing in the noble tradition of mahatma Gandhi.Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner in History | Nico Hines | October 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
South Africa, not India, was the crucible in which the mahatma was forged.
First film recording of mahatma Gandhi, 1931, is now available on YouTube.
If mahatma Gandhi returned and was democratically elected as president of the Palestinian Authority, it would not matter.
That was an unusually long speech for my mahatma—proof that he was very much in earnest.The Affable Stranger | Peter McArthur
It was not in vain that mahatma declared, “put up thy sword into the sheath.”
The idea was, to quote the words of mahatma Gandhi, “political” and not “educational.”
It was, to quote the words of mahatma Gandhi, “a concession to popular agitation.”
This is what mahatma teaches us and this is the message of all India.Chitta Ranjan | Sukumar Ranjan Das
British Dictionary definitions for mahatma
Hinduism a Brahman sage
theosophy an adept or sage
- mahatmaism, noun
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