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About Bhaarat Varsh (India) India is Great-1
Be Proud to be an Indian
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Quotes about India by Others
We owe a lot to the Indians, who
taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.
When I read the Bhagavad Gita and
reflect about how God created this universe, everything else appears superfluous.
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.
If there is one place on the face of earth where all
dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of
existence, it is India.
India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20
centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.
If there is one place on the face of this 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."
India was the motherland of our race and Sanskrit
the mother of Europe's languages. India was the mother of our philosophy,
of much of our mathematics of the ideals embodied in Christianity... of
self-government and democracy. In many ways Mother India is the mother of
I found a race of mortals living upon the Earth,
but not adhering to it, Inhabiting cities, but not being fixed to them,
Possessing everything, but possessed by nothing.
Among all nations, during the course of centuries
and throughout the passage of time, India was known as the mine of wisdom and the fountainhead
of justice and good government, and the Indians were credited with excellent intellect, exalted
ideas, universal maxims, rare inventions, and wonderful talents.
It does not behoove us, who were merely savages
and barbarians when the Indians and Chinese people were civilized and learned, to dispute
The motion of the stars calculated by the
Hindus before some 4500 years vary not even a single minute from the tables we are using
today. [Cassine and Meyer tables used in the nineteenth century]
The Sanskrit language is of wonderful structure,
more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined
In the whole world, there is no study,
except that of the original Vedas, so beneficial and so elevating as that of
Upanishads. It has been the solace of my life; it will be the solace of my death.
They present the fruit of the highest knowledge and wisdom.
The Indian teaching teaches to speak truth, love others, and to dispose
trifles. The East is grand and makes Europe appear the land of trifles.
In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmological
philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita, in comparison with which our modern world
and the literature seem puny and trivial.
If I were to look over the whole world to find out the country most richly
endowed with all the wealth, power, and beauty that nature can bestow, in
some parts a very paradise on earth, I should point to India.
Tolstoy not only read the Ved but also spread their teachings in Russia. He included
many of the sayings of the Ved and the Upanishad in his collections.
The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural, real way of life. On the face
of India are the tender expressions, which carry the Creator's hand.
The history of India for many centuries had been happier, less fierce, and
more dreamlike than any other history. In these favorable conditions, they
built a character meditative and peaceful and a nation of philosophers
such as could nowhere have existed except in India.
It is already becoming clear that a chapter, which had a Western beginning, will have
an Indian ending, if it is not to end in the self-destruction of the human race.
India conquered and dominated China culturally
for twenty centuries without having to send a single soldier across her border.
[The Bhagavad Gita] is one of the clearest and most
comprehensive summaries of the perennial philosophy ever to have been done.
Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this
century may claim over all previous centuries.
About a thousand of their [the Jews'] forefathers fled from Palestine to
India after the destruction of the second temple in 135 CE, and were
welcomed by the Hindu ruler of the time, who allowed them to settle
wherever they pleased. The governing factor in politics was dharma
(righteousness) , rather than any panth (denomination).
Says Swami Vivekananda, "Like the gentle dew that falls unseen and unheard, and yet brings into blossom the fairest of roses, has been the contribution of India to the thought of world."
Adapted from the slide show "Mera Bharat Mahan"
ALL OF THE ABOVE IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG, THE LIST COULD BE ENDLESS.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 01/23/13