A Treasure Trove

India has a rich tradition of wisdome which lits our day lifts our spirits. However, our digital space is devoid of this treasure trove. Is it not an irony that a country that has abundant digital resources can not bring its own intellectual and spiritual wealth on one digital platform?
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Move on in life remembering that you are fire! When you know that you are fire, nothing can burn you. Let go of the past and take life in totality.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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India's place in the Sun would come from the partnership between wisdom of its rural people and skill of its professionals.
Dr V Kurien
To attain inner peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace.
Swami Brahmananda
When the seer realises the self-effulgent supreme being - ruler, maker and source of the creator even - then that wise one, shaking off all deeds of merits and demerits, become stainless and attains the supreme state of equipoise.
Mundokopanishad
The best people to surround yourself with are the people that bring out the best in you.
Jay Shetty
Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world.
Vladimir Lenin
The cat's teeth can hold its young but also kill a rat.
Proverb
There is no ladder to climb - there is only the first step, and the first step is the everlasting step.
J Krishnamurthi
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Jawahar Lal Nehru
Creation is the image of the creator.
Rig Veda
All your anxieties and worries come from egotism and selfishness.
Swami Ramkrishnananda
When there are mangoes in the tree, stones are many.
Proverb
Pray to him anyway you like. He can hear footfall of an ant.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
Remember that the greatest crime is to compromise with injustice and wrong.
Subhash Chandra Bose
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
Indira Gandhi
Those who endure insults are better than those who do penance by fasting.
Thirukkural
World will prosper in knowledge and intellect, if both men and women are deemed equal.
Subramaniam Bharthi
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The basest deed of stealing is not found in men of profound righteousness.
Thirukkural
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Mahatma Gandhi
Truth is like the Sun. No human being can ever look straight in its face without blinking or being dazed.
R K Narayanan
There never was, there never will be, nor is there now, a man who is always blamed, or a man who is always praised.
Dhammapada
Land is becoming a diminishing resource for agriculture, in spite of a growing understanding that the future of food security will depend upon the sustainable management of land resources as well as the conservation of prime farmland for agriculture.
M S Swaminathan
Don't try to fix whatever comes in your life. Fix yourself in such a way that whatever comes, you'll be fine.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
If you want to go east, don't go west.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
Living together is human's natural state, and living together is not possible without cordiality, harmony and truth.
Mahatma Gandhi
Meditation is seeing God in yourself. Love is seeing God in the person next to you. Knowledge is seeing God everywhere.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Starvation is the characteristic of some people not having enough food to eat. It is not the characteristic of there being not enough food to eat.
Amartya Sen
Incredible things can be done simply if we are committed to make them happen.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Equity means words without bias that come from a firm and unbiased (nishpaksh) mind.
Thirukkural
One should excel in good conduct (aacharan) and take pains to cultivate and guard it.
Thirukkural
That with the help of which we can know the truth, control the restless mind, and purify the soul is called knowledge in the Jain doctrine.
Mahavira
Live your life to the fullest.
Mahatma Gandhi
The dawn is the dream of God's creative fancy.
Rig Veda
Life is much larger than birth or death, failure and success. You are the unblemished pure eternal self. Knowing this you'll walk like a king.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Untouchability has ruined the Untouchables, the Hindus and ultimately the nation as well.
B R Ambedkar
Every tiny molecule of ash is in motion with my heat. I am such a lunatic that I am free even in jail.
Bhagat Singh
One who drinks spirituous drinks, one who kills a Brahman, one who steals…. Is released from that sin only by penance well performed.
Bhagvad Gita
It is useless to blame others. One should blame oneself and not anyone else if something goes wrong.
Jagdish Chandra Bose
Not every debt can be paid off with money.
Rabindranath Tagore
Books are the means by which we build bridges between cultures.
Dr S Radhakrishnan
When fear lurks, don't cower. Confront and conquer it swiftly.
Chanakya
Respect, recognition and reward flow out of performance.
Narayan Murthy
Even if I die in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood…will contribute to the growth of this nation and it make it a strong and dynamic country.
Indira Gandhi
There will be a backlash from those who don't benefit from the system.
Rahul Bajaj
The ultimate self is free from sin, free from old age, free from death and grief, free from hunger and thirst, which desires nothing and imagines nothing
Dr S Radhakrishnan
Chief of all virtues is to tolerate the insults of others just as the earth tolerates the diggers.
Thirukkural
Those with untiring and unfailing efforts will conquer even the unyielding fate.
Thirukkural
Those who sit idly in the expectation of God's help are great fools.
Swami Dayanand Saraswati
I tell the truth; listen everyone. Only those who have loved, will realise the Lord.
Guru Govind Singh
Like the appearance of silver in mother of pearl, the world seems real until the Self, the underlying reality, is realized.
Adi Shankaracharya
All the wealth earned by the benevolent by tireless efforts is meant to serve the worthy men.
Thirukkural
Prayer in any form is efficacious because it is an action. It will, therefore, have a result. That is the law of this universe in which we find ourselves.
Swami Dayanand Saraswati
He is the greatest democrat the world knows, for He leaves us unfettered to make our own choice between evil and good. He is the greatest tyrant ever known, for He often dashes the cup from our lips and under the cover of free will leaves us a margin so wholly inadequate as to provide only mirth for Himself at our expense. Therefore it is that Hinduism calls it all His sport lila, or calls it all an illusion maya.
Mahatma Gandhi
All troubles come to an end when the ego dies.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
Happiness lies in contentment. When we stop comparing ourselves with others, we discover the joy in our own lives.
Sudha Murthy
As you get bigger, you have to learn to delegate. It is also an excellent way to get staff involved in the company's operations.
Azim Premji
Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
Swami Vivekananda
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi
Unless you are constantly striving to be inclusive in every possible way, you will not explore the full depth and dimension of what you are capable of.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Money is just a byproduct of success. The real satisfaction lies in the the joy of achieving something in the feeling of doing something worthwhile.
Sudha Murthy
Every bird is injured here. But the one who could fly again is alive there.
Annonymous
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Einstein
For things and their revealations are like the images of a dream…. So long as the dream lasts, all this world appears real to us, the world exists no longer when the dream is finished.
Adi Shankaracharya
The mystries of life are revealed to those who keep their mid vigilant all the time.
Yajur Veda
Only the foolish distinguish between man and woman; the good respect both equally.
Kalidasa
We call people who work with mud and earth, and sand and stone, unskilled labor in India. I cannot in this lifetime wield the implements that they use either to dig the earth or to shovel the earth. I can't carry the loads. That's extremely specialized. But they are called unskilled, and I am called skilled because I can write with the pen. I cannot accept this. I find it extremely non-egalitarian to say they are unskilled and I am skilled. It's only a way of looking at it. Knowledge is also like that.
Aruna Roy
Life is a beautiful mystery. Just live it. Trying to understand mystry is confusing, when we live the mystery of life so totally, joy dawns.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Whatever is readily yielded to courtesy is never yielded to force.
Mahatma Gandhi
Discussion is impossible with someone who claims not to seek the truth but already to possess it.
Romain Rolland
When you are good at something you'll tell the world. If you are great at something, they'll tell you.
Jay Shetty
Knowing well - the Pran, is illuminating all the beings, the wise man stops all his blabberings. Sporting in Self, delighted in Self and ever engaged in enjoined activites, this man is the best of those who know the Brahman.
Mundokopanishad
If you love a flower, don't pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.
Osho Rajneesh
The life ahead can only be glorious if you learn to live in total harmony with the Lord.
Sai Baba
They cannot make history who forget history.
B R Ambedkar
Our emotions are the gestric juices which transform this world of appearance into the more intimate world of sentiments.
Rabindranath Tagore
Not one single moment of life can be regained for millions of gold coins. Therefore, what greater loss is there than time spent fruitlessly?
Chanakya
Faith is not something to grasp. It is a state to grow into.
Mahatma Gandhi
Many people in this country have paid the price before me and many will pay the price after me.
Nelson Mandela
Intellectual beauty is indeed, the highest kind of beauty.
Dr C V Raman
Every man should make it his duty to perform his journey in life by means of daily righteous dealing with all.
Rig Veda
Yogas chitta vritti nirodhah - (Yoga is to check the mind from changing) - which is acceptable to all. That is also the goal of all. The method is chosen according to one's own fitness. The goal for all is the same. Yet different names are given to the goal only to suit the process preliminary to reaching the goal. Bhakti, Yoga, Jnana are all the same.
Raman Maharshi
It is better to work out than rust out.
Sir M. Vishweshwaraiah
I believe that education should be about healing the earth and dealing with the crises that we are in.
Sonam Wangchuk
Discipline (anushasan) is a sign of noble birth. Indiscipline indicates mean birth.
Thirukkural
You can't cross the sea merely be standing and staring at the water.
Rabindranath Tagore
I shall be active and vigorous even from the tomb.
Sai Baba
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
Leo Tolstoy
Practice Humility, Compassion & Unity. Heal yourself to heal the planet. 
B K Shivani
This life is not man's own show; if he becomes personally and emotionally involved in the very complicated cosmic drama, he reaps inevitable suffering for having distorted the divine 'plot.'
Paramhansa Yogananda
It takes a long time to become young.
Pablo Picasso
I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.
Noam Chomsky
I have never been frightened of anything. Because I fought British tommies to save the honor of an Indian lady, Gandhiji called me abhay sadhak, a fearless seeker of truth. When the sweepers of Warora challenged me to clean gutters, I did so. But that same person who fought goondas and British bandits quivered in fright when he saw the living corpse of Tulshiram, no fingers, no clothes, with maggots all over. That is why I took up leprosy work. Not to help anyone, but to overcome that fear in my life. That it worked out good for others was a by-product. But the fact is I did it to overcome fear.
Baba Amte
There's hope even when your brain tells there isn't.
John Green
If I have to serve the country, I will have to live my life with patience and sobriety.
Mahatma Gandhi
Whoever you are, you are. Less imporant than you think you are.
Annonymous
Khusrau, the bride spends the eve of her wedding awake with her beloved, the body belongs to her, but heart to him…the two have become one.
Amir Khusro
True charity never seeks returns; to rain cloud what return can men make?
Thiruvalluvar
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping that it'll kill your enemy.
Nelson Mandela
No matter how high the eagle flies its gaze is always on the ground.
Proverb
He has no need for faith who knows the uncreated, who has cut off rebirth, who has destroyed any opportunity for good or evil, and cast away all desire. He is indeed the ultimate man.
Gautam Buddha

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