Of Christ, Gandhi has written: “I am sure that if He were living here now among men, He would bless the lives of many who perhaps have never even heard His name… just as it is written: ‘Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord… but he that doeth the will of my Father.’ In the lesson of His own life, Jesus gave humanity the magnificent purpose and the single objective toward which we all ought to aspire. I believe that He belongs not solely to Christianity, but to the entire world, to all lands and races.” …
Gandhi has said that Jesus Christ, the Bhagavad Gita, and Tolstoy have been the greatest influences in moulding his life. Jesus did not live to see much of the results of his work and suffering. Gandhi has been more fortunate. By his ideal conduct Gandhi…will go down through history as a great saviour who has changed the destinies not only of individuals and of India, but of other nations.
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi and The Divine Romance