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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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Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Mother Teresa

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I want art and literature that can speak to the humanbeing.
R B Harishchandra
The water on the lotus is extremely unsteady; even so is life fickle in the extreme; know that gripped by disease and desire, the whole world becomes struck with misery.
Adi Shankaracharya
Change is one thing. Acceptance is another.
Arundhati Roy
In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.
Aung San Suu Kyi
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Kasturba Gandhi
There is no need to tonsure or grow long hair if one shuns evil deeds.
Thirukkural
Aim high and aspire to reach the highest.
Zarathushtra
The snake itself is not affected by the poison in its fangs; but when it bites, the poison kills the creature bitten. Likewise, Maya is in the Lord but does not affect Him, while the same Maya deludes the whole world.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
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.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
Meditation is a personal relationship and a conversation with Him.
B K Shivani
Even the unlearned man should listen to the learned. It will serve as a support in times of need.
Thirukkural
No man on earth has envy raised to fame, While want of it has driven none to shame. The heart that givesn in to envy's sway, to virtuous life will fail to lead the way.
Thiruvalluvar
Include the world in your love, and call yourself a cosmic citizen.
Paramhansa Yogananda
The ideal of an all-sided education for youth had always been close to my heart. I saw clearly the arid results of ordinary instruction, aimed only at the development of body and intellect.
Paramhansa Yogananda
One individual may die for an idea; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives.
Subhash Chandra Bose
Empty and crude speech in public is fruitless and devoid of virtue.
Thirukkural
Be kind, for whenever kindness becomes part of something, it beautifies it. Whenever it is taken from something, it leaves it tarnished.
Hazrat Muhammad
I believe that the sum total of the energy of mankind is not to bring us down but to lift us up, and that is the result of the definite, if unconscious, working of the law of love. The fact that mankind persists shows that the cohesive force is greater than centrifugal.
Mahatma Gandhi
The result of all knowledge and instruction should be that one should not be discourteous to anyone.
Guru Granth Sahib
A leader leads by example. He teaches others how to do things by doing them himself.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Women are the real architects of society.
Cher
A good leader creates leaders, not followers.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
If you want to be effective at work and achieve, its better that you be internally focused. If you are not focused and you are not internally, mentally stable, your output at the workplace is low as well. I am saying that you prioritize things that mean to you, you work on yourself, you work on your internal self. The consequences will be that you would be super productive in less no. of hours.
Gaur Gopal Das
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
Learn to live or live to learn.
Mahatma Gandhi
To serve our villages is to establish Swaraj. Everything else is but an idle dream. … Exploitation of villages is itself an organized violence. If we want Swaraj to be built on non-violence, we will have to give the villages their proper place.
Mahatma Gandhi
Education is what remains after one has forgotton what one has learnt in the school.
Einstein
There is need, not only to secure full employment but also such employment as produces comparatively equal wealth in all the regions of the world.
Ram Manohar Lohia
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
Struggle for justice builds your character; unity brings forth our strength. Our tolerance and sacrifice is also tested. Always remember, your future is to some extent in your own hands.
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Don't listen to friends when the Friend inside you says "Do this."
Kasturba Gandhi
Whoever comes to me finds me a mirror to whatever is in his heart. Thus, I try to help him to see qualities in himself that he needs to overcome.
Paramhansa Yogananda
If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together.
Ratan Tata
Evil thoughts do not grow alone in mature heads. They can spring up like weeds in the minds of children too.
Mahabharata
Constitution is not a mere lawyers document, it is a vehicle of Life, and its spirit is always the spirit of Age.
B R Ambedkar
The joy of giving is greater than the joy of receiving.
Mata Amritanandmayi Devi
Reason and intellect cannot make you see divine, it is the soul that sees.
Aurbindo Ghosh
In life, loss is inevitable. Everyone knows this, yet in the core of most people it remains deeply denied - 'This should not happen to me.' It is for this reason that loss is the most difficult challenge one has to face as a human being.
Swami Dayanand Saraswati
And the air was full of Thoughts and Things to Say. But at times like these, only the Small Things are ever said. Big Things lurk unsaid inside.
Arundhati Roy
Brevity speaks. It forces you to convey complex thoughts.
Anand Mahindra
It is the artist's business to create sunshine when the Sun fails.
Romain Rolland
God is not outside this earthly case of ours. Therefore, exterior proof is not of much avail, if any at all. We must over fail to perceive Him through the senses, because He is beyond them. We can feel Him, if we will but withdraw ourselves from the senses. The divine music is incessantly going on within ourselves, but the loud senses drown the delicate music, which is unlike and infinitely superior to anything we can perceive or hear with our senses.
Mahatma Gandhi
The most remarkable phenomenon is that all men, all animals desire to live forever.
Swami Vijnanananda
The soul quits the body anyday like a bird coming out of the egg-shell.
Thirukkural
The vision of God is nothing more than the realisation and feeling of His presence, both within and around you, for God is an all prevalent spirit that permeates the entire universe. The worlds manifest in terms of name and form are not separate from Him because they are His own representation.
Samarth Guru Ramdas
Agriculture is the backbone of the livelihood security system of nearly 700 million people in the country and we need to build our food security on the foundation of home grown food.
M S Swaminathan
When the yogi starts to meditate, he must leave behind all sensory thoughts and all longings for possessions by quieting the waves of feeling (chitta), and the mental restlessness that arises therefrom, through the application of techniques that reinstate the controlling power of the untrammeled superconsciousness of the soul.
Paramhansa Yogananda
The concept of equality should not rest on abstract but on the practical one that all men must be equal not within a nation but also among nations.
Ram Manohar Lohia
The government's money is the people's money. Make effective policies for the benefit of the people.
Anna Hazare
A true yogi may remain dutifully in the world; there, he is like butter on water and not like the easily-diluted milk of unchurned and undisciplined humanity.
Paramhansa Yogananda
If God dwells only in the mosque, then to whom belongeth the rest of the country?
Kabir
What do I want to achieve? What am I striving for? What has been my goal for the last 30 years? In one word, I can say - Self-Realization!
Mahatma Gandhi
Anyone who doesn't make time frames beyond tomorrow, probably isn't pushing himself hard enough.
Anand Mahindra
Dharma or religion which instills fear, that I do not consider that to be dharma; Religion is one which gives fearlessness.
Morari Bapu
See life as an adventourous game and play the game without worrying about the outcome.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Education is not merely the acquisition of knowledge but also the ability to use it for the betterment of society.
Sudha Murthy
He who does not jump into the floods does not have to worry about drowning. He who follows the standards of health will live a long and healthy life. Similarly, one who would not entertain the sensation of “I” (Ahankar) on all occasions of activity and non-activity will have no dread in this world. How can dread arise when a sense of unity has dawned and everyone else looks to be a part of one’s self?
Gyaneshwar
Whoever you are, you are. Less imporant than you think you are.
Annonymous
The appearance of a seed is in direct contradiction to its true nature.
Rabindranath Tagore
Just as a threaded (sasutra) needle is secure from being lost,in the same way a person given to self-study (swadhyaya) cannot be lost.
Mahavira
The new man will not be a Christian or a Hindu, a Mohammdean or a Buddhist. He will simply be religious.
Osho Rajneesh
Lyric helps invoke the core person. And, without lyric, it is difficult to touch the core. Lyrical music is the music of India.
Swami Dayanand Saraswati
In order to attain to ideal Brahmacharya one has in the beginning to observe strict rules regarding chastity. Not only should one keep oneself strictly aloof from the least association with the opposite sex, but also give up the company of married people even.
Swami Vivekananda
It is alright if you have no idea of the past. What is dangerous is, if you have a wrong idea of the past.
Irfan Habib
Living among beast of prey, one should have to arm oneself. Getting oneself to be clawed to death by them is not acting angelic but being a fool.
Premchand
All human beings are our brothers and sisters. Working for their welfare is obligatory for Muslims.
Syed Ahmed Khan
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.
Mahatma Gandhi
If we want to achieve our goal, then let us empower ourselves with the weapon of knowledge and let us shield ourselves with unity and togetherness.
Malala Yousafzai
Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.
Satya Sai Baba
Life is pain. Pain arises out of dark desires. Wisdom lies in the stilling of desire.
Gautam Buddha
To me God is Truth and Love; God is ethics and morality; God is fearlessness. God is the source of Light and Life and yet HE is above and beyond all these, God is conscience. HE is even the atheism of the atheist. For in HIS boundless love God permits the atheist to live.
Mahatma Gandhi
Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.
Sai Baba
We are here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why else even be here?
Steve Jobs
Swaraj is my birthright, and I shall have it!
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Life is a journey and challenges are just a pit stop along the way.
Jaya Kishori
Living without expectation from anyone is punya (merit).
Morari Bapu
Don't judge the future of a person based on his present conditions, because time has the power to change black coal to shiny diamond.
Chanakya
Whatever action is performed with compassion is truly karma; without compassion, it is all merely kriya.
Morari Bapu
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without spiritual life.
Gautam Buddha
Truth requires as much of strength to give as to receive.
R K Narayanan
Discipline does not concern itself with what should not be done but more with what should be done.
Ram Manohar Lohia
Money is like manure. It stinks when you pile it. It grows when you spread it.
Jrd Tata
Freedoms are not only the primary ends of development, they are also among its principal means.
Amartya Sen
Meciless criticism and independent thinking are the two necessary traits of revolutionary thinking.
Bhagat Singh
World will prosper in knowledge and intellect, if both men and women are deemed equal.
Subramaniam Bharthi
Dream the impossible. Know that you are born in this world to do something wonderful and unique.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Kindness costs nothing, but its value is immesureable. Spread kindness wherever you go, for it has the power to change lives.
Sudha Murthy
To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.
Aurbindo Ghosh
Today it is time for every child to have a right to life, right to freedom, right to health, right to education, safety, the right to dignity, right to equality, and right to peace.
Kailash Satyarthi
We are our choices.
Jean-paul Sartre
If we have to die, we must die like brave men. As human beings with a sense of human dignity, we cannot die crying.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
It is the women who are the leaders in change and without their participation poverty can never be removed
Ela Bhatt
Foolish people inflict pain upon them self which is worse than what an enemy can bring upon.
Thiruvalluvar
I am formless and everywhere. I am in everything. I am in everything and beyond. I fill all space. All that you see, taken together, is Myself. I do not shake or move.
Sai Baba
If you are through with dreams, then progress halts.
Baba Amte
Educate Agitate Organise
B R Ambedkar
Joy is a net of love in which you can catch souls.
Mother Teresa
No one can attain perfection while he is in the body for the simple reason that the ideal state is impossible so long as one has not completely overcome his ego, and ego cannot be wholly got rid of so long as one is tied down by the shackles of the flesh.
Mahatma Gandhi
The practice of tapasya requires us to face our fears and transcend them.
Annonymous
Who cares for your bhakti and mukti? Who cares what your scriptures say? I will go into a thousand hells cheerfully if I can rouse my countrymen, immersed in tamas, to stand on their own feet and be men inspired with the spirit of karma-yoga. I am a follower only of he or she who serves and helps others without caring for his own bhakti and mukti!
Swami Vivekananda

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