Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Famous quotes about India

As India completes 60 years of independence, just wanted to share with you some famous quotes on India - from famous westerners. Ought to make Indians proud about their history and culture.

We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made!
Albert Einstein

India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most astrictive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!
Mark Twain

If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.
Romain Rolland

We're living in a time when the world has suddenly discovered India because it's run out of raw material for its imagination. The raw materials for imagination are inexhaustible here.
Deepak Chopra

The surgery of the ancient Indian physicians was bold and skilful. A special branch of surgery was dedicated to rhinoplasty or operations for improving deformed ears, noses and forming new ones, which European surgeons have now borrowed.
Sir W. Hunter (British Surgeon, 1718-1783)

If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India.
Max Mueller

India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.
Will Durant, American historian who wrote the best-seller "The Story of Philosophy."

There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won’t go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds. It was as if all my life I had been seeing the world in black and white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor.
Keith Bellows

India profoundly changed my outlook on life because you see how people can be content and very happy with little or even no possessions. It's the reverse of the West.
Gary Wright

When I die India will be found engraved on my heart.
Queen Mary

It is already becoming clear that a chapter which had a Western beginning will have to have an Indian ending if it is not to end in the self-destruction of the human race. At this supremely dangerous moment in history, the only way of salvation for mankind is the Indian Way.
Dr Arnold Toynbee (British Historian, 1889-1975

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Love Quotes from the Bible

"Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices in truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
Corinthians 13:4-7

Prioritize your giving; give to Him first
God will often bless people materially who give first to him
3:10; 13:21

Those who are stingy often end up with nothing
11:24b;11:26b; 28:22

Sunday, July 8, 2007

How to change your Attitude Positively?

A nice tip on why changing your attitude is a surefire way to win in Life. From Mike Moore of Motivational Plus.

Attitudinal transformation takes time, effort and determination but it can be done. Don't expect perfection, just progress. It took a long time to develop negative attitudes and it will take time to transform them. It is also important not to concentrate on more than one or two negative attitudes at once. If you overload your agenda for change you run the risk of becoming discouraged and giving up.

Once you have identified the negative attitude you wish to transform, commit yourself to the process of becoming conscious of that attitude cropping up throughout the day. You will be surprised at how quickly you will become aware of your target attitude. When you are focussed on the attitude, visualize it leaving your body and flying off into the great beyond. Now replace it with a positive attitude and give yourself the suggestion that from now on this will be your dominant thought pattern.
  • Mike Moore
  • Thursday, July 5, 2007

    Monday Morning Quotes

    Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
    Brian Tracy

    When you know what you want,and you want it badly enough,you'll find a way to get it .
    Jim Rohn

    May you live all the days of your life.
    Jonathan Swift

    Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there's a dream, there is hope, and as long as there is hope, there is joy in living.

    One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
    Dick Gregory

    I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the Promised Land.
    Martin Luther King Jr

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    Wednesday, July 4, 2007

    Thoughts from Bhagavad Gita

    No knowledge is to be found without seeking, no tranquility without travail, no happiness
    except through tribulation. Every seeker has, at one time or another, to pass through a
    conflict of duties, a heart-churning.

    Knowledge is hidden by selfish desire - hidden by this unquenchable fire for

    I (God) am easily attained by the person who always remembers me and is attached to nothing

    Content with getting what arrives of itself. Passed beyond the pairs, free from envy, not
    attached to success or failure. Even acting, he is not bound. He is recognized as eternally
    free, who neither loathes nor craves; For he that is freed from the pairs, is easily freed
    from conflict.

    To action alone hast thou a right and never at all to its fruits; let not the fruits of
    action be thy motive; neither let there be in thee any attachment to inaction.

    Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered by delusion. Reasoning is destroyed when
    the mind is bewildered. One falls down when reasoning is destroyed.

    Fixed in yoga, do thy work, O Winner of wealth (Arjuna), abandoning attachment, with an even
    mind in success and failure, for evenness of mind is called yoga.

    With the body, with the mind, with the intellect, even merely with the senses, the Yogis
    perform action toward self-purification, having abandoned attachment. He who is disciplined
    in Yoga, having abandoned the fruit of action, attains steady peace.

    The Bright one may be taken to mean the path of knowledge and the dark one that of

    He who has achieved even-mindedness by dint of devotion, knowledge and service not only
    obtains the fruit of all his good actions, but also wins salvation.

    One gradually attains tranquillity of mind by keeping the mind fully absorbed in the Self by
    means of a well-trained intellect, and thinking of nothing else.