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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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No cosmic purpose is served by our suffering or that of those dear to us—just as no cosmic purpose is served by our being born or by our dying; and that for the simple reason that there is no ‘cosmic purpose’.
Arun Shourie

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B R Ambedkar
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Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about their success.
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Where there is realization outside the senses it is infallible. It is proved not by extraneous evidence but in the transformed conduct and character of those who have felt the real presence of god within. Such testimony is to be found in the experiences in all countries and climes. To reject this evidence is to deny oneself.
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Meditation is seeing God in yourself. Love is seeing God in the person next to you. Knowledge is seeing God everywhere.
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Whatever is readily yielded to courtesy is never yielded to force.
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If you spent one tenth of the time you devoted to distractions like chasing women or making money to spiritual practice, you would be enlightened in a few years.
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Call to mind their noble suffering
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J Krishnamurthi
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The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.
Aristotle
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Vidur
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B R Ambedkar
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Steve Jobs
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Harish Hande
A true diagnosis is three-fourths the remedy.
Mahatma Gandhi
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
We must arm ourselves with patience and wisdom and listen to the poor what they want. This is the best way to avoid the trap of ignorance, ideology and inertia on our side.
Abhijit Banerjee
The world needs real-world universities, 'doer' universities. We're going to set up one model of it in Ladakh. And if it is successful, we hope it'll have a ripple effect from New Delhi to New York.
Sonam Wangchuk
An intelligent man knows that death is born along with his own birth.
Bhaktivedant Swami Prabhupad
Time is not measured by passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.
Jawahar Lal Nehru
If God dwells only in the mosque, then to whom belongeth the rest of the country?
Kabir
Compassion is the universal language of heart that unites us all.
Mata Amritanandmayi Devi
Three keys to success: read, read, read.
Valdimir Lenin

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