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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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

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B K Shivani
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Jawahar Lal Nehru
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Rig Veda
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Dr S Radhakrishnan
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Karl Marx
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Mahatma Gandhi
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Ram Manohar Lohia
Bhakti yoga isn't something you join. It means love, falling in love.
Krishna Das
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Margret Mead
The benevolent men should serve society seeking no return. For how can the earth recompense the bounty of the rain clouds.
Thiruvalluvar
If you believe in living a respectable life, you believe in self-help which is the best help.
B R Ambedkar
Those who hoard and lose wealth do not know the joy of gladdening the poor with charity.
Thirukkural
The Sanskrit name for a student, Brahmachârin, is synonymous with the Sanskrit word Kâmajit. Our goal of life is Moksha; how can that be ever attained without Brahmacharya or absolute continence? Hence it is imposed upon our boys and youth as an indispensable condition during their studentship. The purpose of life in the West is Bhoga, enjoyment; hence much attention to strict Brahmacharya is not so indispensably necessary with them as it is with us.
Swami Vivekananda
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Paramhansa Yogananda
I know the path. It is sharp and winding. Like the edge of a sword. Yet I find joy in walking upon it.
Mahatma Gandhi
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Pundit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
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Baba Amte

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