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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I love to follow truth; nay, I have made it my duty to persuade others to act on truth and abjure falsehood for the sake of their own good. So, the eradication of iniquities is the object of my life.
Swami Dayanand Saraswati

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Experience is less relevant than knowledge and the ability to learn and to innovate.
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Excellence of the material body consists in colour, loveliness of form, strength and density.
Patanjali
And did the thought never come to you that you are also subject to decay, that you also cannot escape it?
Gautam Buddha
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Arundhati Roy
Many people in this country have paid the price before me and many will pay the price after me.
Nelson Mandela
One should understand a brahman who merely reads much, to be a man of many words. Know him only to be true Brahman who swerves not from the truth.
Sanatsugatia
Cheerful patience is required both for naughty children and your own mind.
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Sickness is not cured by saying 'Medicine,' but by drinking it.
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To allot God a secondary place in life was, to me, inconceivable. Though He is the sole Owner of the cosmos, silently showering us with gifts from life to life, one thing yet remains which He does not own, and which each human heart is empowered to withhold or bestow - man's love.
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All troubles come to an end when the ego dies.
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Life is a beautiful mystery. Just live it. Trying to understand mystry is confusing, when we live the mystery of life so totally, joy dawns.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Dalai Lama
I believe that schools of today with all their answers on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, above everything else, take us back to the industrial revolution in time, when people thought that nature could be conquered and consumption or production could be unlimited.
Sonam Wangchuk
The benevolent men should serve society seeking no return. For how can the earth recompense the bounty of the rain clouds.
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Just as a building supported by strong pillars decays in course of time and comes down, so do men pass away, being victims of old age and death.
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He is the greatest democrat the world knows, for He leaves us unfettered to make our own choice between evil and good. He is the greatest tyrant ever known, for He often dashes the cup from our lips and under the cover of free will leaves us a margin so wholly inadequate as to provide only mirth for Himself at our expense. Therefore it is that Hinduism calls it all His sport lila, or calls it all an illusion maya.
Mahatma Gandhi
As often as you fail, get up and try again. God will never let you down, so long as you don't let Him down, and so long as you make the effort.
Paramhansa Yogananda
The Simple Path Silence is Prayer Prayer is Faith Faith is Love Love is Service The Fruit of Service is Peace.
Mother Teresa
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Dr S Radhakrishnan
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
A good leader creates leaders, not followers.
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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
Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.
Nelson Mandela
A true diagnosis is three-fourths the remedy.
Mahatma Gandhi
I am not concerned that you have fallen; I am concerned that you arise.
Abraham Lincoln
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Mahatma Gandhi
Start the practice of self-control with some penance; begin with fasting.
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Steve Jobs
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.
Mahatma Gandhi
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
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We have to surmount the difficulties that face us and work steadfastly for the happiness and prosperity of our country.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Preserve the best in your tradition and culture, and live for selfless devotion to your ideas.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
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
Empty and crude speech in public is fruitless and devoid of virtue.
Thirukkural
The most remarkable phenomenon is that all men, all animals desire to live forever.
Swami Vijnanananda
If we cannot set our own house in order, we can never achieve the destiny of this country.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
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You should not call in a cat to settle the argument of two birds.
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Don't listen to friends when the Friend inside you says "Do this."
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B K Shivani
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Nelson Mandela
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You may go with a fanfare to a happy home, but you must go unannounced to a grieving home.
Proverb
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Paramhansa Yogananda
If people were silent, nothing would change.
Malala Yousafzai
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Proverb
When the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders.
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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Everyone has a different clock. Wait for your time.
Jay Shetty
Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.
John F Kennedy
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Pundit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances and deomonstrations for impressions.
John Ruskin
Our desires lends the colours of the rainbow to the mere mists and vapurs of life.
Dr S Radhakrishnan
Every tiny molecule of ash is in motion with my heat. I am such a lunatic that I am free even in jail.
Bhagat Singh
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I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
Mother Teresa
Wise men who have clear mind will refrain from eating the flesh of a lifeless animal.
Thirukkural
But if yours is to be a spiritual warfare, your weapons must be those of the spiritual soldier. Anger is not for you, hatred is not for you, nor for you is pettiness, meanness or falsehood.
Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das
Incredible things can be done simply if we are committed to make them happen.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
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Kaivalya Upanishad
I want art and literature that can speak to the humanbeing.
R B Harishchandra
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Osho Rajneesh
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Ramkrishna Paramhansa
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Swami Vivekananda
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Baba Amte
The image of that dying leprosy patient was burning me like a branding iron and would not give me a moment’s rest. From that moment on I was out to conquer fear…. Where there is fear there is no love. Where there is no love there is no God.
Baba Amte
He who has a hundred wants a thousand.
Panchtantra
If you're happy in a dream, does that count?
Arundhati Roy
There is scope even for those who have killed every virtue but not for those who have killed gratitude.
Thirukkural
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
Swami Vivekananda
In the past 1000 years whatever we assimilated-whether it was forced on us or we took with willingness-cannot be discarded now.
Pundit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
Indifferentism is the worst kind of disease that can affect people
B R Ambedkar
The world is a Bridge, pass over it, but build no houses upon it. He who hopes for a day, may hope for eternity; but the World endures for an hour. Spend it in prayer for the rest is unseen.
Akbar The Great
All lamps are not real lamps. To the great, the lamp of truth alone is the lamp.
Thirukkural
If a man destroys all his desires completely, he will easily achieve noble deeds.
Thirukkural
An impartial (Nishpaksh) man's wealth is an imperishable security to his future generations.
Thirukkural
Not every debt can be paid off with money.
Rabindranath Tagore
I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realise is that you're not alone.
Dwayne Johnson
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
The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.
Aristotle
What is new in the world? Nothing. What is old in the world? Nothing. Everything has always been and will always be.
Sai Baba
There is no occasion for women to consider themselves subordinate or inferior to men.
Mahatma Gandhi
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
Gautam Buddha
Political power grows out of the barrel of the gun…
Mao Zedong
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
I consider Islam to be a religion of peace in the same way as Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism.
Mahatma Gandhi
This is the sum of duty: do naught to others which if done to thee, would cause thee pain.
Ved Vyas
I have learnt one thing in my life and I thoroughly believe in it. Don't wait for the destination, start finding happiness while you are on the journey. Don't postpone your happiness to them.
Gaur Gopal Das

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