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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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Who is a professional? A professional is someone who has a combination of competence, confidence and belief. A water diviner is a professional. A traditional midwife is a professional. A traditional bone setter is a professional. These are professionals all over the world. You find them in any inaccessible village around the world.
Bunker Roy

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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
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
The breeze of grace is always blowing; set you sail to catch that breeze.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
Bhakti is love - loving God, loving your own self, and loving all beings. The small heart should become bigger and bigger, and eventually totally expansive. A spark can create a forest fire.
Mata Amritanandmayi Devi
All souls are equal and alike and have the similar nature and qualities.
Mahavira
Don’t be worried about what the world thinks, do what is right and just in the eyes of the Lord.
Guru Govind Singh
The glory of benevolence depends on the excellence of perseverance.
Thirukkural
The contented man looks into his own heart to find total peace.
Ramayana
Don't be afraid to dream big, but remember to work hard to achieve those dreams.
Jaya Kishori
If you want to hire great people and have them stay working for you, you have to let them make a lot of decisions. You have to run by ideas, not by hierarchy.
Steve Jobs
The mind is a powerful instrument. Every thought and every emotion that you create changes the very chemistry of your body.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Stolen wealth seems to grow but actually it will result in limitless ruin.
Thirukkural
Our country is growing not because of its size or democracy but because of its outstanding entrepreneurs and hardworking people.
Rahul Bajaj
Whatever is readily yielded to courtesy is never yielded to force.
Mahatma Gandhi
I am grateful for the award since it is possible that it may provide a measure of encouragement to those, who like myself, have been motivated in their scientific pursuits, principally, for achieving personal perspectives, while wandering, mostly, in the lonely byways of Science…
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Discipline (anushasan) brings honour. So, it should be cherished more precious than life.
Thirukkural
An artist is not a special kind of man, but every man is a special kind of artist.
Ananda K Coomaraswamy
They cannot make history who forget history.
B R Ambedkar
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Stephen Hawking
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Swami Vivekananda
Knowing their worth, the goddess of wealth stays with the wise who value virtue and do not covet riches.
Thirukkural
The right to know is the right to live.
Aruna Roy
Democracy is not merely a form of government, it is a way of life, an act of faith in the dignity and freedom of the individual.
Dr S Radhakrishnan
Depth of friendship doesn not depend upon length of acquaintance.
Rabindranath Tagore
Truth requires as much of strength to give as to receive.
R K Narayanan
Quality is better than quantity. One home run is better than two doubles.
Steve Jobs
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
A man is universe in miniature - and the universe, a giant living body.
Kabir
Small things grow mighty if they are skillfully combined. Blades of grass will make a rope to bind a raging elephant.
Hitopadesha
If you possess happiness you possess everything: to be happy is to be in tune with God. No matter what you are doing, keep the undercurrent of happiness. Learn to be secretly happy within your heart in spite of all circumstances.
Paramhansa Yogananda
As the great ocean has only one taste, the taste of salt, so my doctrine has only one flavour, the flavour of emancipation.
Gautam Buddha
The real worth of a person becomes apparent not during conditions of plenty but during privation.
Ramayana
Living without expectation from anyone is punya (merit).
Morari Bapu
What the country needs most at the present moment is a spirit of self-sacrifice on the part of our educated young men, and they may take it from me that they cannot spend their lives in a better cause than raising the moral and intellectual level of their unhappy low castes and promoting their well-being.
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
The earth bearing the burden of men without fame loses its ferility and yields less.
Thirukkural
It is a man making education all round: that is what we want.
Swami Vivekananda
We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi
Brahmacharya should be like a burning fire within the veins!
Swami Vivekananda
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Napolean Bonapart
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Steve Jobs
If some of you see the villages, you will not be fascinated by the sight. You will have to scratch below the dung heap. I do not say that they ever were heavenly places. Today they are really dung-heaps. They were not like that before. What I say is not from history but from what I have seen myself. I have travelled from one end of India to the other and have seen the miserable specimen of humanity with lustreless eyes. They are India. In these humble cottages, in the midst of these dung-heaps, are to be found the humble Bhangis in whom you find the concentrated essence of wisdom.
Mahatma Gandhi
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Billie Jean King
Where the light of the undying Sun shines, the light of burning lamp seems insignificant. By Guru's grace, I know this. Servant Namdev is absorbed in Celestial Lord.
Saint Namdev
The strength of collective decision making and political responsibility is not only a question of recognizing other people's ability. It is also recognizing one's own limitations.
Aruna Roy
No one can be a yogi, maintaining a state of mental equilibrium, free from inner involvement in planned desireful activities, unless he has renounced identification with his ego and its unsatisfiable lust for the fruits of actions.
Paramhansa Yogananda
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
My study of the Quran has convinced me that the basis of Islam is not violence but pure peace.
Mahatma Gandhi
If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?
Steve Jobs
Equity means words without bias that come from a firm and unbiased (nishpaksh) mind.
Thirukkural
Let no despondency enter into your heart; despair is the greatest enemy of progress in one's path.
Annonymous
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mahatma Gandhi
Give to the poor with a glad heart, just as the tree offers leaves, flowers, shade, fruits, and roots without difference. This is genuine altruism.
Gyaneshwar
The mind is like a bird; if you hold it too tightly, it will suffocate.
Tuka Ram
If there is a fundamental distinction between man and beast, it is the former's progressive recognition of the law and its application in practice to his own personal life. All the saints of the world, ancient and modern, were each according to His light and capacity a living illustration of that supreme Law of our Being.
Mahatma Gandhi
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
Whoever comes to me finds me a mirror to whatever is in his heart. Thus, I try to help him to see qualities in himself that he needs to overcome.
Paramhansa Yogananda
You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women.
Jawahar Lal Nehru
Knowledge gives us power, love gives us fullness.
Dr S Radhakrishnan
Better a thousand enemies than an unfaithful friend.
Proverb
Democracy cannot be made secure and strong without peace. Peace and democracy are the two sides of a coin. Neither of them can survive without the other.
Jai Prakash Narayan
Struggle is the law of progress.
Lala Lajpat Rai
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them our eyes open.
Jawahar Lal Nehru
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations.
Steve Jobs
We can win respect in the world only if we are strong internally and can banish poverty and unemployment from our country.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
A true diagnosis is three-fourths the remedy.
Mahatma Gandhi
Indian art is not one thing. Indian art is so many different schools and styles. (Nevertheless) I think lyricism, the love of nature, the symbolic aspect of art (like showing rain in a few lines of dots in a Rajput miniature) the looking for the essence in natural forms and human forms, and then going for the essence rather than the surface - that I think is primarily what distinguishes Indian art from Western art. Not just Indian art but Eastern art in general. Chinese and Japanese art also, if you come to think about it, have the same qualities as Indian art.
Satyajit Ray
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
Results are produced only by action; not be riding the chariot of the mind.
Panchtantra
The highest eduction is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
Rabindranath Tagore
Just wake up and see that all the past is only a memory. In the flow of time, all events are dissolving.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Beneath all diversities, lies only one unity in which the lover and the beloved both lose their individuality. And only love exists.
Swami Ramtirth
Big dams are to a nation's 'development', what nuclear bombs are to its military arsenal. They are both weapons of mass destruction.
Arundhati Roy
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
Lovers of God do not belong to any caste.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
A socially backward people cannot develop a sound political sense and without a sound political sense there can be no democracy.
Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
Life is pain. Pain arises out of dark desires. Wisdom lies in the stilling of desire.
Gautam Buddha
It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.
Rabindranath Tagore
I cannot account for the existence of evil by any rational method. To want to do so is to be co-equal with god. I am therefore, humble enough to recognize evil as such; and I call God long-suffering and patient precisely because He permits evil in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi
The small wisdom is like water in a glass - clear, transparent, pure. The great wisdom is like the water in a sea - dark, mysterious, impenetrable.
Rabindranath Tagore
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Einstein
The focus is what is right before you - to give it your best. It sows the seeds of tomorrow.
Kiran Bedi
An intelligent man knows that death is born along with his own birth.
Bhaktivedant Swami Prabhupad
Just as beauty spots and hair beautify women, proverbs beautify language.
Proverb
He who desires happiness should be thoroughly contented, for contentment is the real happiness and desire brings woe.
Manu
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
Faith is realizing that you always get what you need.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Three things to hold on to - sharpness in the intellect, happiness in the mind and tenderness in the heart.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
Voltaire
Political power grows out of the barrel of the gun…
Mao Zedong
We have to surmount the difficulties that face us and work steadfastly for the happiness and prosperity of our country.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Too much reverance is the mark of a cheat.
Proverb
Fearing the bond of desires is a great virtue as desires have the power to deceive.
Thirukkural
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Mother Teresa
Do not kill your goad just for its wool.
Proverb
A king is honoured only within his own bounds. A learned man is respected everywhere.
Chanakya
Happiness lies in contentment. When we stop comparing ourselves with others, we discover the joy in our own lives.
Sudha Murthy
May all roads lead to infinite love.
A R Rehman
Don't limit a child to your own learning for they were born in another time.
Rabindranath Tagore
Let righteousness and Dharma prevail, and all communities and societies progress. Let our beloved Motherland regain its lost glory, and the sons of Bharat be victorious.
Madan Mohan Malviya
I believe that the sum total of the energy of mankind is not to bring us down but to lift us up, and that is the result of the definite, if unconscious, working of the law of love. The fact that mankind persists shows that the cohesive force is greater than centrifugal.
Mahatma Gandhi

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