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If I can speak

2011.05.31
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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
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When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.
~~~ Albert Einstein
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India is not an underdeveloped country, but rather, in the context of its history and cultural heritage, a highly developed one in an advanced state of decay -Shashi Tharoo
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Perhaps in return for conquest, arrogance and spoliation, India will teach us the tolerance and gentleness of the mature mind, the quiet content of the unacquisitive soul, the calm of the understanding spirit, and a unifying, a pacifying love for all living things.

~~~ Will Durant
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It has been my long-standing conviction that India is like a donkey carrying a sack of gold - the donkey does not know what it is carrying but is content to go along with the load on its back. The load of gold is the fantastic treasure - in arts, literature, culture, and sciences like Ayurvedic medicine - which we have inherited from the days of the splendor that was India--
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A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery


15 Comments
????? ... and you made them speak, Satish... Thoughtful and spiritual post... I like it. Intriguing ancient ruins...
????? · 2011-05-31: 04:07
danrav A wonderful post Satish. Thank you for the beautiful shots and really thought provoking words!
danrav · 2011-05-31: 05:29
josy63 Excellent set and beautiful ruins and words
josy63 · 2011-05-31: 05:31
AaronChengTP Thanks for sharing this!
AaronChengTP · 2011-05-31: 05:44
Patricia132 So awesome to be able to see such beauty and history in person! Great set!
Patricia132 · 2011-05-31: 09:11
Keryl Love the Will Durant quote - truly words to live by.
Thank you.
Keryl · 2011-05-31: 09:24
????? beautiful photos, very thought-provoking and moody
????? · 2011-05-31: 11:02
joycephotography Very nice.
joycephotography · 2011-05-31: 13:24
IShuttertoThink Great set!!
IShuttertoThink · 2011-05-31: 14:02
lukesmom Great shots and I love all the quotes!
lukesmom · 2011-05-31: 20:58
darfoster Thanks for sharing these beautiful ruins!
darfoster · 2011-06-01: 01:59
SADHYA Interesting post with some thought provoking quotations. Thanks Satish.
SADHYA · 2011-06-01: 05:08
kauphem You are a learned man.....i like what you think
kauphem · 2011-06-01: 06:16
liveandletlive What a wonderful post. The pictures are fantastic and I love the quotes.
liveandletlive · 2011-06-01: 23:03
helys Great textures, colors
Thanks for sharing
helys · 2011-06-03: 13:37
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