Gandhiji to Maurice Frydman: Better charkha, fewer jobs!
Maurice Frydman, the yogi who wrote the "spiritual bestseller" I Am That, based on conversations with the renowned sage Nisargadatta Maharaj, was an excellent engineer. So when he met Gandhiji he set about making innovations in the Mahatma's charkhas (spinning wheels). In fact he designed the most effective of Gandhiji's charkhas, danush-takli. It was so efficient that Gandhiji was heard to joke: “I’m trying to make more jobs for people, Maurice, not less!”