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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What is dangerous is not making mistakes, but to be so enamored of one’s point of view that one does not let facts get in the way. To make progress, we have to constantly go back to the facts, acknowledge our errors, and move.
Abhijit Banerjee

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In my pursuit of truth, I have never bothered about consistency in what I speak. In this exploration, I have changed many of my beliefs, embraced new ideas. One thing that has been deeply embedded in me is that moral integrity is the foundation of a human being, and truth is the cornerstone of every moral principle.
Mahatma Gandhi
I am the Attributeless, Absolute, Nirguna. I have no name, no residence.
Sai Baba
Through tapasya, we can transform our weaknesses into strengths and our flaws into virtues.
Annonymous
One should use one act to achieve another, just as a trained elephant is used to capture another elephant.
Thirukkural
The bourgeoisie cannot exist without constantly revolutionising the instruments of production, and thereby the relations of production, and with them the whole relations of society.
Friedrich Engels
Any action that takes us higher is a good action and is our duty.
R K Murti
Love thy neighbour as thyself because you are your neighbour. It is an illusion that makes you think that your neighbour is someone other than yourself.
Dr S Radhakrishnan
Too much reverance is the mark of a cheat.
Proverb
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
Know that the chanting of My Name destroys all sins in this world, if the chanting is done with one-pointed devotion and complete dependence upon me.
Ramayana
Like the body that is made up of different limbs and organs, all mortal creatures exist depending on one another.
Osho Rajneesh
Each day strive to accomplish some thing that you have always thought you could not accomplish.
Paramhansa Yogananda
A fire cannot be extinguished by another fire. It is only water that can make a difference.
Sudha Murthy
Courtesy is the most precious of jewels. The beauty that is not perfected by courtesy is like a garden without a flower.
Buddhacharita
If we have an aim and yet can never reach it, then it is no aim at all.
Rabindranath Tagore
Happiness lies in contentment. When we stop comparing ourselves with others, we discover the joy in our own lives.
Sudha Murthy
Forsake friends, wife and all; but testify to that for which you have lived and for which you have to die. I want to live my full span of life. And for me I put my span of life at 120 years. By that time India will be free, the world will be free.
Mahatma Gandhi
Any competition will make you more efficient, but that is not the only way of becoming more efficient. Efficiency is within you.
Kishore Biyani
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
One life is not more important than another; every life and every species is important to maintain ecological balance and coherent evolutionary process. Conscious human activity is the only way; give it a chance.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Can we function in life without memory? History is the national memory. How individuals learn form memory is different. If the same thing happens to three individuals they will learn perhaps different things from that. So history also offers different lessons for different individuals.
Irfan Habib
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
Living in a market economy is not very much different from speaking in prose. It is not easy to do without it.
Amartya Sen
Empty and crude speech in public is fruitless and devoid of virtue.
Thirukkural
The world belongs to those who let go.
Lao Tzu
We cannot afford to be divided or else in the future, there may emerge one society of Hindus and a different of some other religion. As we stand on a common platform - we have all agreed to bury our social and religious differences.
Surendranath Banerjee
Our attitude can be expressed in three ways: through words, through tears and through laughter.
Mata Amritanandmayi Devi
Eating of that which should not be eaten and drinking of intoxicating drinks also destroys him.
Bhagvad Gita
Death visits us only once, never twice and it does not make any distinction between a millionaire and a pauper, why, then, should we be afraid of it? Let us all cast aside and for all these false fears of death.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.
Karl Marx
Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.
Rumi
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
Henry David Thoreau
Chess is like a language, the top players are very fluent at it. Talent can be developed scientifically, but you have to first find what you are good at.
Vishwanathan Anand
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the trouble makers, the round pegs in the square hole… the ones who see things differently…they are not fond of rules…you can quote them…disagree with them, glorify or villify them, but the only thing you can't do is to ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough, to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.
Steve Jobs
Let us never forget that we are all children of our motherland. Indeed, I have never worked in any other spirit than that of an Indian who owes devotion to his nation and his fellow citizens.
Dadabhai Naoroji
An impartial (Nishpaksh) man's wealth is an imperishable security to his future generations.
Thirukkural
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Billie Jean King
Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Jaya Kishori
When men of dignity speak useless words, they lose their greatness and esteem.
Thirukkural
If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably superior than man.
Mahatma Gandhi
Dharma is that principle which holds us firm together and leads us to our best welfare.
Rabindranath Tagore
God won't come to us in front of the eyes, but when your devotion is true, you will feel the God all around you.
Surdas
Western Science and the Western Ways of life are two different things. Whereas Western Science is Universal and must be absorbed by us if we wish to go forward, the same is not true about the Western Ways of life and values.
Pundit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
If I die in this struggle for freedom, I am sure I will be born again and again in this great country. I shall live for my country, dream for her freedom and try with all my strength to fulfil the dreams.
Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das
You have to dream before dreams can come true.
Apj Abdul Kalam
Experience is less relevant than knowledge and the ability to learn and to innovate.
Vikram Sarabhai
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Mother Teresa
The greatest power is the power of love.
Mata Amritanandmayi Devi
Performance leads to recognition. Recognition brings respect. Respect enhances power. Humility and Grace in one's moments of power enhances the dignity of an organization.
Narayan Murthy
I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds, but our hearts and our souls.
Malala Yousafzai
Brahman is beyond mind and speech, beyond concentration and meditation, beyond the knower, the known and knowledge, beyond even the conception of real and unreal. In fact it is beyond all relativity.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
Let your life ligtly dance on the edges of time like dew on a tip of leaf.
Rabindranath Tagore
If God was a capricious person instead of being changeless, unchangeable living law, He would in sheer indignation wipe out those who in the name of religion deny Him and His Law.
Mahatma Gandhi
Every great idea starts out as a blasphemy.
Bertrand Russel
Tapasya is the ultimate test of self-control and self-mastery. By practicing tapasya, we can train our mind and body to overcome any obstacle.
Annonymous
Even a harmless lie can be considered as truth when it brings benevolent results.
Thirukkural
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
Hegel put forward the principles of thesis, anti-thesis and synthesis; Karl Marx used this principle as a basis and presented his analysis of history and economics; Darwin considered the principle of survival of the fittest as the sole basis of life; but we in this country saw the basic unity of all life.
Pundit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
Forgiveness means they do not live in your mind anywhere.
B K Shivani
We don't get a chance to do that many things and everyone should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief and then you die, you know? We have all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.
Steve Jobs
This they call the highest state: when the five senses and the mind are still, when not even reason stirs.
Upanishad
The greatest musical instrument given to a human being is the voice.
Swami Dayanand Saraswati
Everything is easy when you are busy. But nothing is easy when you are lazy.
Swami Vivekananda
Education is not merely the acquisition of knowledge but also the ability to use it for the betterment of society.
Sudha Murthy
A good leader creates leaders, not followers.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Company's size doesn't matter. Credibility does.
Anand Mahindra
Education is your best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Chanakya
The artist is a lover of nature. Therefore he is her slave and her master.
Rabindranath Tagore
Who ignores not weak foe, with intellect waits for his opportunity, who displays in season ability, with the stronger desires no hostility; grieves not in calamity, applying all senses, patiently bearing misery, is wise - foremost of persons and all his foes but vanquished to be.
Vidur
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
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi
There is no harm if we possess the things of the world. But if would be a tragedy if things of the world possess us.
Swami Chinmayananda
Once you are in the orbit of your destiny, weightlessness is the only result.
Baba Amte
Endurance is the most difficult discipline, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
Gautam Buddha
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
Freedom can exist only when there is equality in all walks of life. Without equality, to talk about freedom is to deny freedom to many in the interest of a few.
Ram Manohar Lohia
Make a wrong-doer feel shy, by doing him a favour.
Thiruvalluvar
Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.
John F Kennedy
Living with devotion to and with thoughts of the scriptures and of God is punya.
Morari Bapu
The work that you do is to be performed with a right attitude.
Swami Sardananda
The finest country in the world is India.
Mohammed Iqbal
Women and gold keep men immersed in worldliness. The woman is disarmed when you view her as the manifestation of the Divine Mother.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
Anger against the week is wrong but it is useless against the strong.
Thirukkural
Discipline does not concern itself with what should not be done but more with what should be done.
Ram Manohar Lohia
There is advantage only in construction. I want to tell you categorically I will not support anybody in destrcution.
Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
Those who long for power try to be close to the powerful.
Ramayana
If you give me rice, I will eat today. If you teach me how to grow rice, I'll eat everyday.
Mahatma Gandhi
National character cannot be built on the shaky foundations of untruth, hypocrisy, ostentatious and conspicuous consumption.
Ram Manohar Lohia
All the wealth earned by the benevolent by tireless efforts is meant to serve the worthy men.
Thirukkural
I have always believed and still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
Hermann Hesse
The perfect cosmic vision and cosmic sentiment is the cure of all error and suffering, but most men succeed only in enlarging the range of their ego.
Aurbindo Ghosh
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
G B Shaw
Oh Khusrau, the river of love runs in strange directions. The one who jumps into it drowns, and one who drowns is the one who gets across…
Amir Khusro
Go through the life with dedication and commitment. Your life is dedicated to a cause on this planet. This brings valour, vigour, peace and stability.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
Indira Gandhi
Swarajya is my birthright and I shall have it.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
My ambition is not only to chronicle but to interpret and reveal the movement of the mind and unfold the sources of India in the profound plane of human nature.
Dr S Radhakrishnan
No doubt we have to have bigger projects, bigger industries, basic industries, but it is a matter of the highest importance that we look to the common man, the weakest element in the society.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
There is no economy in the world which is a mixed economy. The question is, what kind of mixture?
Amartya Sen
If you believe in living a respectable life, you believe in self-help which is the best help.
B R Ambedkar

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