For the shishya who devotedly remembers, “My guru is actually Siva Himself who grants Liberation,” fulfillment is not far off. Kularnava Tantra 4.2 Hinduism has remained in constant, replenished usage throughout this tremendous stretch of time, impervious to outside influence, as onward flowing as the imperturbable Ganga itself. Swami Dayanand Saraswati (1824-1883), Hindu religious leader and founder of the Arya Samaj—a Hindu reform movement of the Vedic tradition Hindu God is not an external God who reveals himself only to a chosen prophet to be then imposed as the ultimate authority on others. Navaratna S. Rajaram, Indian mathematician The Hindu religion, or Sanatana Dharma, is the way of life of perfect living and of gaining mastery over oneself. This religion reveals the secret process which brings forth an effective personality out of a shattered man of despair and disappointment. Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati (1916-1993) , founder of Chinmaya Mission Truth is the offspring of silence and meditation. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1726), English mathematician, astronomer and physicist The sacred scriptures make the life of the spirit real even to those who are incapable of insight. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975), first Vice President of India I’ve been bringing home a Ganpati idol (for Ganesha Chaturthi) for 16 years. I believe that Ganesha will help me achieve my goals faster. Sonu Sood, Indian actor, model, producer The first great thing is to find yourself; and for that you need solitude and contemplation, at least sometimes. Deliverance will not come from the rushing, noisy centers of civilization; it will come from the lonely places. Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat The soul, being immortal, having been born again many times, and having seen all things that exist, whether in this world or in the world below, has knowledge of them all; thus all enquiry and all learning is but recollection. Socrates, from Plato’s Menos You do not belong to the brahmin or any other caste; you are not at any stage, nor are you anything that the eye can see. You are unattached and formless, the witness of everything—so art by a . Manivel be happy. Ashtavakra Gita 1.5 The Hindu lives in eternity. He is profoundly aware of the relativity of space and time and of the illusory nature of the apparent world. Alain Danielou (1907-1994), French historian and a noted Western convert to and expert on Saivite Hinduism The first great error to be thrown away is a common one—acceptance of the physical body as the real self when it is only an expression and channel, instrument and vehicle of the Self. Paul Brunton (1898-1981), British mystic and author An examination of Indian Vedic doctrines shows that it is in tune with the most advanced scientific and philosophical thought of the West. Sir John Woodroffe (1865-1936), British Orientalist You don’t want to stimulate spiritual power until you have achieved mental calmness. Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, publisher of Hinduism Today One of the fastest ways to destroy the stability of families and societies is through promiscuity, mental and/or physical, and the best way to maintain stability is through self-control. Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927-2001) , founder of Hinduism Today
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