“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” —Dalai Lama
“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” —John F. Kennedy
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
.Life is a journey from being to becoming, from budding into blossoming. Life has great potentials , intrinsic beauty of its own .but unbridled consumerism and violence are eating into the vitals of contemporary society. The trend now is to appreciate wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without service and rights without responsibilities. To overcome this vicious circle, we must find an equitable balance between materialism and morality and strive for awakening of the soul..
“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.” — Mahatma Gandhi
“We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” — Jimmy Carter
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This world is a manifestation of diversity, but flowing underneath is the thread of unity which, if properly nurtured, can bring cultural integration, functional co-operation, contributing to the cause of peace, harmony and development. Hence cultural and spiritual upbringing has immense significance in equipping man in his march for a higher level of civilized existence.
What is needed is a change in our behavior, attitudes and beliefs. We have to come out of the spiritual vacuum. But who will lead us out ? the answer is All of us..
5 june 2019
“If the many and the One be indeed the same Reality, then it is not all modes of worship alone, but equally all modes of work, all modes of struggle, all modes of creation, which are paths of realization. No distinction, henceforth, between sacred and secular. To labour is to pray. To conquer is to renounce. Life is itself religion. To have and to hold is as stern a trust as to quit and to avoid.”
“a single generation enamoured of foreign ways is almost enough in history to risk the whole continuity of civilization and learning.”
― Sister Nivedita, Myths of the Hindus & Buddhists
I love the sorrow and the struggle and the divine self-sacrifice that may be ours.
* Each man and woman, that is to say, when perfectly educated, becomes an epitome of the history either of his or her own race, or of Humanity as a whole.
* The hero is one who fights, loves fighting and his supreme joy is to be beaten by one who is superior, after fighting his best…. Fight, fight, fight again, but not with meanness and not with rancour…. By no means be found sleeping when the cry comes for battle.
* The idea of safety and repose, usually associated with spirituality, is the most false of all the notions. You, young men, must always guard yourselves against that sham spirituality that dreads trouble and hankers after safety. The spiritual ideal that the Rishis set forth in their lives and in their work was never an ideal of ignoble ease of safety, obtained by a cowardly retreat from the battle-field of life.
* Can we not cultivate in our children and ourselves a vast compassion? This compassion will make us eager to know the sorrows of all men, the griefs of our land and the dangers to which in these modern days the religion is exposed; and this growing knowledge will produce strong workers, working for work’s sake, ready to die, if only they may serve their country and fellow-men.
* Throughout the world the women are the guardians of humanity’s ethical ideals.
* Yet again shall come the great re-establishment of Dharma, when the whole of this nation shall be united together, not in a common weakness, not in a common misfortune or grievance, but in a great, overflowing, complex, actual, ever-strong, ever-living consciousness of the common nationality, the common heritage, the common struggle, aye! the common destiny and the common hope.
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