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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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When doubt surrounds me, despair confronts me, and not even a ray of light is visible on the horizon, I take refuge in the Bhagwad Gita. One or the other verse of it reassures me, and I start smiling even in the midst of deep sadness.
Mahatma Gandhi

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Forgive others not because they deserve forgiveness but because you deserve peace.
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Kill not, cause no pain. Nonviolence is the greatest religion.
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A good leader is a good communicator.
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If you want to go east, don't go west.
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Hard work never brings fatigue. It brings satisfaction.
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It is better to refrain from killing and eating meat than numerous offerings of ghee on fire.
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Time can dull the sharpest ambition.
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Einstein
Those who want to be free from sufferings will not do wrong sincle all wrongs recoil on wrong doers.
Thirukkural
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M S Swaminathan
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
If there ever is to be a republic of every village in India, then I claim verity for my picture in which the last is equal to the first or, in other words, no one is to be the first and none the last.
Mahatma Gandhi
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
B R Ambedkar
Clasping Kunti's hands in her thin, old, ivory-hued fingers, Gandhari whispered, Calm down, calm down, O Mother of the Pandavas! Calm down. Time moves in cycles, circling like the wheels of the chariot. Our life cycle is shrinking. Soon it will be just a dot. And finally even that dot will merge into the void.
Mahashweta Devi
Hinduism is not just a faith. It is the union of reason and intuition that can not be defined but is only to be experienced. Evil and error are not ultimate. There is no Hell, for that means there is a place where God is not, and there are sins that exceed his love.
Dr S Radhakrishnan
Tapasya is the art of realizing the ultimate truth through self-discipline.
Annonymous
Leaders don't look behind or to the side. Instead they look ahead.
Anand Mahindra
To reprove a harm-doer, put him to shame by doing a good deed in return.
Thiruvalluvar
You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the Sun rises. Can you, therefore, say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? O man, because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
The pressure of Muslims for cow slaughter is the limit… I have studied both Quran and Bible. According to both of them, to kill a cow even indirectly is a great sin.
Vinoba Bhave
A game of pleasure ought to be played for pleasure alone.
Mahabharata
I learnt that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. A brave man is not who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Nelson Mandela
The forms are many, but the informing spirit is one. How can there be room for distinctions of high and low where there is this all embracing fundamental unity underlying the outward diversity? For that is a fact meeting you at every step in daily life. The final goal of all religions is to realize this essential oneness.
Mahatma Gandhi
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
Each day strive to accomplish some thing that you have always thought you could not accomplish.
Paramhansa Yogananda
A literary genius, it is said, resembles all, though no one resembles him.
Dr S Radhakrishnan
The heart has no language, it speaks to other heart.
Mahatma Gandhi

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