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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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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

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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
One who drinks spirituous drinks, one who kills a Brahman, one who steals…. Is released from that sin only by penance well performed.
Bhagvad Gita
There is no occasion for women to consider themselves subordinate or inferior to men.
Mahatma Gandhi
Think before you act.
Mahatma Gandhi
Meditation is seeing God in yourself. Love is seeing God in the person next to you. Knowledge is seeing God everywhere.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
If we have an aim and yet can never reach it, then it is no aim at all.
Rabindranath Tagore
Wise men who have clear mind will refrain from eating the flesh of a lifeless animal.
Thirukkural
Religion can be realised. Are you ready? Do you want it? You will get the realisation if you do, and then you will be truly religious. Until you have attained realisation there is no difference between you and atheists. The atheists are sincere, but the man who says that he believes in religion and never attempts to realise it is not sincere.
Swami Vivekananda
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Einstein
Most of the time you are thinking about life, not living life.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
The snake itself is not affected by the poison in its fangs; but when it bites, the poison kills the creature bitten. Likewise, Maya is in the Lord but does not affect Him, while the same Maya deludes the whole world.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
I feel that healing doesn't begin after the pain is over. Healing begins when we go throught the pain. Experiecning the pain is part of the healing process as well.
Gaur Gopal Das
Don't look over mind's cravings. Rather overlook them.
Amogh Lila Das
No society can prosper if it aims at making things easier - instead it should aim at making people stronger.
Samrat Ashoka
Do not be satisfied with stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.
Rumi
The function of music… is to quiet the mind to make it more sensitive to divine intervention.
Samveda
Kill not, cause no pain. Nonviolence is the greatest religion.
Mahavira
I believe in metrics rather than rhetoric. Articulation is not accomplishment.
Narayan Murthy
The purpose of this mortal life is to reach the shore of immortality by conquering both life and death.
Srimad Bhagvatam
At a certain stage in the path of devotion, the devote finds satisfaction in God with form, and at another stage, in God without it.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
A successful leader maintains a balance by listerning to the head as well as the heart.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
An impartial (Nishpaksh) man's wealth is an imperishable security to his future generations.
Thirukkural
A man is universe in miniature - and the universe, a giant living body.
Kabir
Desire never abates with the enjoyment of what are desired. Like fire, fed with ghee, it grows all the more.
Adi Parva
He cannot cease to be because hideous immoralities or inhuman brutalities are committed in His name. He is a long suffering. He is patient but He is also terrible. He is the most exacting personage in the world and the world to come. He metes out the same measures to us that we mete out to our neighbors men and brutes. With Him ignorance is no excuse. And withal He is ever forgiving for He always gives us the chance to repent.
Mahatma Gandhi
My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of its parts. That's how I see business… Great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people.
Steve Jobs
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Rumi
Wealth may come today and be gone tomorrow, but good character will last our whole life.
Mata Amritanandmayi Devi
Let us not equate love with expectations.
B K Shivani
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its reason for existence.
Einstein
Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about their success.
Nelson Mandela
Persists in your efforts without fearing failure. True contentment lies in sincere endeavours.
Chanakya
He who has a hundred wants a thousand.
Panchtantra
The old need the young so that they renew their contact with life.
Indira Gandhi
Don't listen to friends when the Friend inside you says "Do this."
Kasturba Gandhi
When you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
Paramhansa Yogananda
In order to attain to ideal Brahmacharya one has in the beginning to observe strict rules regarding chastity. Not only should one keep oneself strictly aloof from the least association with the opposite sex, but also give up the company of married people even.
Swami Vivekananda
To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
Mother Teresa
Ignorance is always afraid of change.
Jawahar Lal Nehru
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
The struggle for democracy cannot be separated from the struggle against caste society.
E M S Namboodaripad
Don’t be worried about what the world thinks, do what is right and just in the eyes of the Lord.
Guru Govind Singh
You who believe, seek help through patience and prayer; surely, God is with the steadfast.
Quran
Agriculture is the backbone of the livelihood security system of nearly 700 million people in the country and we need to build our food security on the foundation of home grown food.
M S Swaminathan
The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles.
Friedrich Engels
The poor are no less rational than anyone else—quite the contrary. Precisely because they have so little, we often find them putting much careful thought into their choices:They have to be sophisticated economists just to survive.
Abhijit Banerjee
If people were silent, nothing would change.
Malala Yousafzai
I have never been frightened of anything. Because I fought British tommies to save the honor of an Indian lady, Gandhiji called me abhay sadhak, a fearless seeker of truth. When the sweepers of Warora challenged me to clean gutters, I did so. But that same person who fought goondas and British bandits quivered in fright when he saw the living corpse of Tulshiram, no fingers, no clothes, with maggots all over. That is why I took up leprosy work. Not to help anyone, but to overcome that fear in my life. That it worked out good for others was a by-product. But the fact is I did it to overcome fear.
Baba Amte
Developing countries can leapfrog several stages in the development process through the application of bio-technology in agriculture.
M S Swaminathan
We notice it between father and son, between brother and sister, friend and friend. But we have to learn to use that force among all that lives, and in the use of it consists our knowledge of God. Where there is love there is life; hatred leads to destruction.
Mahatma Gandhi
Our country is growing not because of its size or democracy but because of its outstanding entrepreneurs and hardworking people.
Rahul Bajaj
As a solid rock is not shaken by the wind, wise people falter not, amidst blame and praise.
Dhammapada
Too much reverance is the mark of a cheat.
Proverb
Dharma or religion which instills fear, that I do not consider that to be dharma; Religion is one which gives fearlessness.
Morari Bapu
You can count the number of fruits produced by a tree, but not the number of trees produced by its fruit.
Proverb
When the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders.
Rabindranath Tagore
There is diversity and plurality in life but we have always attempted to discover the unity behind them.
Pundit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
When we feel shame or guilt for what we've done in the past, it's because those actions no longer reflect our values.
Jay Shetty
Strength lies not in unrestrained behaviour but in well regulated action.
Pundit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
God is a very hard taskmaster. He is never satisfied with fireworks display. His mills although they grind surely and incessantly grind excruciatingly slow and He is never satisfied with hasty forfeitures of life. It is a sacrifice of the purest that He demands, and so you and I have prayerfully to plod on, live out the life so long as it is vouchsafed to us to live it.
Mahatma Gandhi
Non-violence is not a passive idea. It is ethical activism at its political best.
Ela Bhatt
There can be no distinction between man and man in a free country. All must have equal opportunities, equal rights and equal responsibilities. This is a difficult achievement in practice, but we must continuously strive towards that end.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
Audrey Hepburn
Faith is not something to grasp. It is a state to grow into.
Mahatma Gandhi
We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.
Martin Luther King Jr
Life gives you both positive and negative. Focus on the good, and move ahead with commitment.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Forgive others not because they deserve forgiveness but because you deserve peace.
Jaya Kishori
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Mother Teresa
Watching people getting absorbed in news, I have learned that if the media wants, it can empower citizens with its brave questions. It can make India's democracy more alive.
Ravish Kumar
The strong live and the weak die. There is some bloodshed, and out of it emerges a much leaner industry, which tends to survive.
Ratan Tata
The highest eduction is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
Rabindranath Tagore
The pinching poverty of the wise is far better than the ill-gotten wealth.
Thirukkural
It is not kingdom I desire, nor heaven, nor release from rebirth; what I desire is the destruction of the pains of creatures scorched by suffering.
Jamna Lal Bajaj
The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.
Mother Teresa
We are not going to be free but free already.
Swami Vivekananda
Live in the present and shape the future, do not be casting lingering looks to the distant past for the past has passed away, never again to return. 
Subramaniam Bharthi
There is scope even for those who have killed every virtue but not for those who have killed gratitude.
Thirukkural
Bhakti yoga isn't something you join. It means love, falling in love.
Krishna Das
The best book is the book of the heart. Everyone has it: but how many are there who can read it? On the very first page of the book are written the words; Take care of your thoughts; As you think so you become.
J P Vaswani
There weren't any schools in my village, so I learnt to read and write from my mother. I played in the fields, sowing seeds, working with animals, jumping in the river, climbing trees.
Sonam Wangchuk
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
William Shakespeare
Doubts, too, are a stepping stone to wisdom.
T L Vaswani
Feel grateful for your existence and all the love you have received. This will bring happiness and joy to you.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?
Jesus Christ
Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.
Nelson Mandela
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa
The most important guru mantra is to never reveal your secrets to anyone. It will destroy you.
Chanakya
Learning is a plant that grows in all climes.
Akbar The Great
When there are mangoes in the tree, stones are many.
Proverb
If you react, you are wasting and depleting your energy, you are reducing your emotional strength. When you encounter next situaition, you'll be weaker than before.
B K Shivani
All sensory pleasures in the world are like wrapping paper. The true bliss is the present inside.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
A true yogi may remain dutifully in the world; there, he is like butter on water and not like the easily-diluted milk of unchurned and undisciplined humanity.
Paramhansa Yogananda
He alone is a man who keeps his word: Not that he has one thing in the heart, and another on the tongue.
Guru Govind Singh
Evil thoughts do not grow alone in mature heads. They can spring up like weeds in the minds of children too.
Mahabharata
Intellectual beauty is indeed, the highest kind of beauty.
Dr C V Raman
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Billie Jean King
The internal and external ethics of an organization must be the same; you cannot talk about minimum wages for poor people and not pay minimum wages to your own workers.
Aruna Roy
We can, We must.
Swami Chinmayananda
But defeat is not the end, it is only a gate or a beginning.
Aurbindo Ghosh
Love must conquer hate, because hate can't conquer itself.
Swami Vivekananda

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