Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2016’

Swami Vivekananda

Words to Live by

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far! : By Swami Vivekananda India has often been blessed with great visionaries, whose life and works have surpassed the boundaries of time and place and have left an indelible mark on the mind of millions of common …

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Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi, Father of Nation

Building Strong Communities based on Love and Nonviolence in Today’s World

Building Strong Communities based on Love and Nonviolence in Today’s World – Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi, Father of Nation (1869 – 1948) During his time, Gandhi was the leader of tremendous social change in the face of gross injustices. His philosophy was firmly grounded on principles of truth and nonviolence. Waging war and using violent means to achieve an end only …

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Swami Vivekananda

Words to Live by

“Arise, Awake……and Stop not till the goal is reached!” – Swami Vivekananda A great visionary of his time and the patriot saint of modern India, Swami Vivekananda had been a premier inspirer of the country’s dormant national consciousness. Through his messages and speeches, Swamiji remained a tireless preacher of the virtues and values that one should practice to be a true …

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Dr. Durgesh Thaker

Dr. Durgesh Thaker

Shekar Reddy was born in India and has been living in Florida for the past 30 years. He is a successful business owner with 28 years of retail experience and actively supports the local communities in which he does business. Mr. Reddy is co-founder of the Gummakonda Reddy Foundation, a non-profit charity organization whose main purpose is to provide assistance …

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Gandhi Maharaj

Gandhi Maharaj ~ By Rabindranath Tagore

by Rabindranath Tagore We who follow Gandhi Maharaja’s lead have one thing in common among us: we never fill our purses with spoils from the poor nor bend our knees to the rich. When they come bullying us with raised fist and menacing stick, we smile to them, and say: your reddening stare may startle babies out of sleep but …

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About the Author - DR. GUNVANT B. SHAH

About the Author – DR. GUNVANT B. SHAH

DR. GUNVANT B. SHAH Born in Rander (Surat) on March 12, 1937; was educated in Surat and Baroda. Worked as Lecturer and Reader in the M. S. University of Baroda, Baroda (1961-72); Visiting Professor to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U.S.A.) in the year 1967-68; Professor and Head, Department of Education, Technical Teachers’ Training Institute, Madras (1972-73); Professor of …

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C.P. Viswanath and Shobha Viswanath

Craning for the Peak

The year was 1957. Clutching a hundred rupee note given by his father, a youngster in Guntur started out on his supari business and an entrepreneurial dream. He believed that sticking to quality alone would help him find a place in customers’ hearts. Today, his investment is Rs 35 crore. Grandhi Subba Rao (pic: above) alias `Crane’ Subba Rao still …

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India Spiritual Heritage - By Glen P. Kezwer, Ph. D.

India Unveiled

Author by Robert Arnett The following article is an expert from Robert Arnett’s magnificent book India Unveiled, an incredible journey through India with words and pictures. See our Book Review Section for more information. For those unfamiliar with India and her customs, I would like to share some background. The term Indians applies equally to Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Jains, …

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India Spiritual Heritage - By Glen P. Kezwer, Ph. D.

India Spiritual Heritage – By Glen P. Kezwer, Ph. D.

Spirituality is an intrinsic part of Indian culture and life. Every Indian home is adorned with a poojaa shrine containing a picture of Lord Krishna, Shri Ganesh, Lord Shiv, the Goddess Lakshmi, Saraswati, or some other deity surrounded by candles and incense and garlanded with a maalaa. It is here that people stop for a praanaam to the devi or …

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ESSENCE OF THE UPANISHADS A Key to Indian Spirituality : Eknath Easwaran

ESSENCE OF THE UPANISHADS A Key to Indian Spirituality : Eknath Easwaran

Easwaran takes one of India’s classic wisdom texts, the Katha Upanishad, and explains how it embraces all the key ideas of Indian spirituality within the context of a powerful mythic quest – the story of a young hero who ventures into the land of death in search of immortality. Easwaran shows how the Katha Upanishad can help us understand our lives …

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