Monday, July 14, 2008


Indians say that their gift is for synthesis. It might be said, rather, that for too long, as a conquered people, they have been intellectually parasitic on other civilizations. To survive in subjection, they have preserved their sanctuary of the instinctive, uncreative life, converting that into a religious ideal; at a more worldly level,. They have depended on others for the ideas and institutions that make a country work.

- V.S.Naipaul in ‘India: A Wounded Civilization’

And do thy duty, even if it be humble, rather than another’s, even if it be great. To die in one’s duty is life; to live in another’s is death

- Bhagavad Gita

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time

- T.S.Eliot in The Four Quarters

You are your deep driving desire
As is your desire, so is your will
As is your will, so is your act
As is your act, so is your Destiny

- Kathopanishad

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