A trubute to my symbolic mother, one who gave me life, love, and dignity.
On her 64th Independence Day celebrations…
Twenty eight states, seven union territories, 1618 languages, 6400 casts, 6 religion, 29 major festivals – one country ! A country of infinite wisdom, love and tolerance!
Durlabhe Bharate Janam – Being born an Indian is a rare and divine blessing….
Some things are. They just are. Because the psyche is crafted that way. They are archetypal strivings and no amount of wishing and training can change us. Love of land, the desire to have a home, the instinct to protect the loved ones – these arise in reaction to how you were held and loved by your own physical mother – one is either thankful and grateful, or one is antagonistic, or one is indifferent. If we could choose to be otherwise, you’d think millions of years of trying to be otherwise would have achieved it. A nobler way to deal with it to channel it constructively into something fruitful rather than empty conversations and dialogues. What have I done today to take the world forward?
Tagore on Freedom
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action–
Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake.
India – The land of Vedas, the remarkable works contain not only religious ideas for a perfect life, but also facts which science has proved true. Electricity, radium, electronics, airship, all were known to the seers who founded the Vedas – Wheeler Wilcox
Durlabham Bharte Janm : To be born as an Indian is a rare and precious opportunity, good fortune.
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
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
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 (Roman Scholar)
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. — Abraham Lincoln
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 ourmathematics; 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
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be won… — Franklin D. Roosevelt
Durlabham Bharte Janm
Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men… — Dwight D.Eisenhower
Liberty is the breath of life to nations… — Bernard Shaw