“ Today, the western scientific progress has physically united the world. It has not only got rid of the ‘space’ factor, it has also equipped the various countries of the world with deadly arms. But they have not yet learnt the art of knowing and loving one another. If we want to save humanity at this most critical juncture, the only option is the Indian approach.”
- Dr. Arnold Joseph Toynbee (1889-1975), British Historian
"So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked."
Took up research and devoted his entire life to scientific research.
Upheld self esteem by opposing discrimination at Presidency College
If anybody ever intends to dedicate himself to a great mission, let him not expect a fruitful end. If his patience be infinite then alone he will come to understand that a day will come when his perseverance, inspite of repeated failures will bring him success….
I was raised in Tamilnadu in South India, in the ashram of Sri Ramana Maharishi, of an English father and a Polish mother. Both were dedicated followers of Sri Ramana Maharishi. Therefore as a child growing up in the small town of Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, I was fluent in Tamil and was surrounded by Indians who were proud of their nationality and heritage, and believed they had a lot to teach us Europeans. I still speak enough Tamil to get by, and feel that my roots are indeed in India. I must be only professed "vellakaaren" (=white) Tamilian in America.
After all, how could anyone, even an English boy, grow up in Tiruvannamalai, in the ashram of Sri Ramana Maharishi, and not acquire a pride in his roots?
It is therefore with some misgivings that today I find myself dealing with Indians, many of who do not feel proud of their Indianness. Indian Americans represent the most affluent minority in America, ahead of Jewish Americans and Japanese Americans. This is a statistic and not an opinion.
Indians are recognized throughout America as technically superior.
Since the day Indians learn pride, India will rapidly move out of its third world status to become one of the world’s inductrial powers.
Just matching my preference with the groups choice
With harmony of personal goals with national interest
Honesty and Integrity
Let us come up with top 3 as a group…
“ Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. ” - Swami Vivekananda