Putlibai, Gandhi’s mother was devout (=strenggläubig) and her sacrificial devotion (=Hingabe) to Hindu practices like strict vows (=Gelübde) or regular fasting impressed and influenced Mohandas throughout his life.
Besides of that, books had an influence on Gandhi’s life and he often changed his life because of books
Mahatma Gandhi developed the tenor (=Grundhaltung) of Sataygraha, a particular philosophy and practice. Gandhi dedicated (= widmen) his life to this practice and also used it as a political strategy. Satyagraha contains of many principles also from different religions like Jainism. So Gandhi set a high value on these principles in his life.