The best lack all conviction, while the worst/Are full of passionate intensity – William Butler Yeats
There is a significant saying that while sacred shrines and tirthas purify and sanctify all mankind, the sacred shrines and tirthas are themselves more sanctified and divinized by the Holy Men and Saints who grace them with their passing footprints or prolonged presence.
- Sri Swami Tapovanam
Self-redemption must come ultimately from ourselves. The external props such as temples, idols, and gurus are all encouragements and aids. They must be intelligently used to help build up inner perfection.
- Swami Chinmayananda
Gandhiji used to say, ‘True democracy is not run by twenty people sitting in Delhi ….I would like to distribute these power centres in seven lakh villages of India.’
- From ‘Swaraj’ by Arvind Kejriwal
Shaq pe hai yakeen to, yakeen par hai shaq mujhe …kiska jhooth jhooth hai, kiska sach sach nahin … Jaan loon ki jaan doon, main rahoon ki main nahin
- From the film ‘Haider’
He who would go to sea for pleasure, would go to hell for a pastime
- Old French Proverb
….the two stages of sea sickness described by a wise man: “The first stage is when you think you are going to die. The next stage is when you wish you were dead.”
Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp.
Or what’s a heaven for?
- - Robert Browning