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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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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Money is like manure. It stinks when you pile it. It grows when you spread it.
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Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept always in the tide of Time.
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It is better to speak nice words (Vani) with a sweet smiling face than giving gracious gifts.
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Rather than continuing to seek the truth, simply let go of your views.
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Mahatma Gandhi
Don't be dead serious about your life - it's just a play.
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Those who long for power try to be close to the powerful.
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Love should be expressed as selfless service to humanity.
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Always speak the truth.
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A game of pleasure ought to be played for pleasure alone.
Mahabharata
And is this Power benevolent or malevolent? I see it is purely benevolent. For I can see that in the midst of death life persists, in the midst of untruth truth persists, in the midst of darkness light persists. Hence I gather that God is Life, Truth, Light. He is Love, He is the Supreme Good.
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The flute is sweet, the lute is sweet, say those who never heard the pretty prattle of their own children.
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According to me under the present circumstances, there is nothing more scientific and intelligent than banning cow slaughter.
Jai Prakash Narayan
When we have control over our passions, we shall succeed.
Swami Virajananda
Every bird is injured here. But the one who could fly again is alive there.
Annonymous
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Mahatma Gandhi
Believe in forgiveness.
Mahatma Gandhi
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
Karl Marx
People should never worship images. The spread of mental darkness is due to the prevalence of idolatry.
Swami Dayanand Saraswati
Joy is never tomorrow. It is always now.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Give up your head, but forsake not those whom you have undertaken to protect. Sacrifice your life, but relinquish not your faith.
Guru Teg Bahadur
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
With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe. The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability. Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more that we need them. Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.
Arundhati Roy
Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.
Rumi
Those who tolerate the rude remarks of the unjust are purer than the ascetics.
Thirukkural
Are thy troubles mountain-high? Be brave! And even if they be as Mount Sumeru, Regard them as no more than a particle of dust.
Bhagwan Ram
The moment you recognize what is beautiful in this world, you stop being a slave.
Arvind Adiga
He who sees Him in all and all in Him, hates none. He who feels for others as he feels for himself, loves all.
Isha Upanishad
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Chanakya
If you're happy in a dream, does that count?
Arundhati Roy

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