Saturday, December 20, 2008

World Peace

सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनह् सर्वे सन्तु निरामया
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चित्दुख्भाग्भवेत्।

sarve bhavantu sukhinah sarve santu nirāmayā
sarve bhadrāṇi paśyantu mā kaścitdukhbhāgbhavet|

Friday, December 5, 2008

Bhaaratiya, the Indians

Not long ago, reading in a great English review, it was remarked, and remarked quite truly,

It is doubtful if in any other country than India so large a proportion of the reverently high-minded have agreed — and acted accordingly — that the greatest and eventually happiest use to which they could apply themselves was the assiduous seeking and the intrepid finding of God, all else in life being accounted as subordinate in importance”.

[“The Vital Value in the Hindu God-idea”, Hibbert Journal. Oct 1906. loc cit. By William Tally Seeger

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Our Strength

"I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not
seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have
seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such caliber,
that I do not think we would ever conquer this country unless we break
the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural
heritage, and, therefore, I propose that we replace her old and
ancient educational system, her culture, for if the Indians think that
all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own,
they will lose their self-esteem, their native culture and they will
become what we want them, a truly dominated nation

Lord Macaulay's Address To The British Parliament - February 2, 1835

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pilgrim,Pilgrimage and Road

" All you have been,and seen,and done, and thought,
Not You,but I,have seen and been and wrought. . .
Pilgrim,Pilgrimage and Road
Was but Myself at my own Door. . .
Come, you lost Atoms, to your Centre draw. . .
Rays that have wandered into Darkness wide,
Return, and back in your Sun subside"

Man ti qu t- Tair (tr. Fitzgerald)