INDIA:- A  LAND OF SAINTS AND SAGES The sword of reality is the saint's protection .
OVERVIEW <ul><li>1.  INDIA:- A  LAND OF SAINTS AND SAGES- An Introduction. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Life sketches of Saint...
INDIA’S LIFEBLOOD- SAINTS AND SAGES <ul><li>Saints and sages are a blessing to the world at large.  </li></ul><ul><li>They...
<ul><li>Many Saints & Sages have descended on this earth. They enshrined, preached & spread the highest values of life.  <...
<ul><li>A large number of Saints  & Sages have taken advent on this earth to provide salvation to the human beings. This p...
RAMAKRISHNA <ul><li>Supreme God-intoxicated devotee.  </li></ul><ul><li>Approached God through a multitude of paths. </li>...
BUDDHA <ul><li>Identified the cause of suffering. </li></ul><ul><li>Spread the doctrine of enlightenment to millions of pe...
SAMARTHA RAMDAS <ul><li>Shivaji's preceptor and guide. </li></ul><ul><li>Ramadas imparted  the message that we need to ful...
VEDA VYASA <ul><li>Veda Vyasa was the sage who  gave the world this storehouse of realism, wisdom and compassion.  </li></...
SHIRDI SAI BABA <ul><li>Crest Jewel of the Saints  . An Incarnation of God Shiva . </li></ul><ul><li>Omniscient presence -...
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA <ul><li>His inspiring personality was well known both in India and in America among youth. </li></ul><ul...
GURU NANAK DEV JI <ul><li>First of the ten Sikh Gurus. </li></ul><ul><li>Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed...
MAHARISHI VALMIKI <ul><li>Valmiki has been described as a cuckoo on the tree of poetry, singing sweetly.  </li></ul><ul><l...
MIRABAI   <ul><li>Saint who dedicated her life to the devotion of Krishna.  </li></ul><ul><li>She wanted to be &quot;colou...
DAYANAND SARASWATI <ul><li>Preached egalitarianism.  </li></ul><ul><li>Opposed to the widespread casteism prevalent in the...
MOTHER A WOMAN WHO NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION. SERINITY, SPIRITUALITY AND BELIEF IN GOD WERE HER ARMS. Born in Yugoslavia but m...
Conclusion <ul><li>Saints & Sages have provided the human beings the salvation through their good deeds, sacrifices and be...
<ul><li>Saints and Sages are as pure as the snow. </li></ul><ul><li>They are effulgent like the Sun. </li></ul><ul><li>Sai...
Prayer <ul><li>May our country be filled with benevolent Saints and Sages. </li></ul><ul><li>May the blessings of Saints a...
Acknowledgement & Reference <ul><li>We,  Lakshay Mundeja & Paritosh Sharma  studying in X class are grateful to our  Princ...
<ul><li>THANKING YOU ALL FOR BEING PATIENT VIEWERS. </li></ul>
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  1. 1. INDIA:- A LAND OF SAINTS AND SAGES The sword of reality is the saint's protection .
  2. 2. OVERVIEW <ul><li>1. INDIA:- A LAND OF SAINTS AND SAGES- An Introduction. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Life sketches of Saints & Sages. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Conclusion. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Prayer & submission </li></ul><ul><li>5. Acknowledgment / Reference </li></ul>
  3. 3. INDIA’S LIFEBLOOD- SAINTS AND SAGES <ul><li>Saints and sages are a blessing to the world at large. </li></ul><ul><li>They are the custodians of superior divine wisdom, spiritual power and inexhaustible spiritual wealth. </li></ul><ul><li>Their glory is indescribable & their wisdom is unfathomable . </li></ul><ul><li>To love them is the highest happiness & to be near them is real education. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Many Saints & Sages have descended on this earth. They enshrined, preached & spread the highest values of life. </li></ul><ul><li>Saints & Sages have preserved our heritage & made the Nation in the highest esteem of the World. </li></ul><ul><li>Ramayna & Mahabharta, the two epics establish that saint & sages have always sided with the truth and with their intervention the truth has come out to be victorious. </li></ul><ul><li>Kabir rightly said: &quot;If all the land were turned to paper and all the seas turned to ink, and all the forests into pens to write with, they would still not suffice to describe the greatness of the guru.&quot; </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>A large number of Saints & Sages have taken advent on this earth to provide salvation to the human beings. This presentation gives a brief description of a few such Saints & Sages as under:- </li></ul>
  6. 6. RAMAKRISHNA <ul><li>Supreme God-intoxicated devotee. </li></ul><ul><li>Approached God through a multitude of paths. </li></ul><ul><li>Spoke and laughed directly with the Divine Mother. </li></ul><ul><li>Passed his intoxication on to many others including Vivekananda. </li></ul>“ God is in all men, but all men are not in God; that is why we suffer”
  7. 7. BUDDHA <ul><li>Identified the cause of suffering. </li></ul><ul><li>Spread the doctrine of enlightenment to millions of people. </li></ul><ul><li>He said- Be tranquil in mind, tolerant of others, bring no harm to anyone. </li></ul>“ Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace”
  8. 8. SAMARTHA RAMDAS <ul><li>Shivaji's preceptor and guide. </li></ul><ul><li>Ramadas imparted the message that we need to fulfill the required duty towards thee motherland. </li></ul><ul><li>He provided succor and guidance to thousands. </li></ul>“ Your problem is you're... too busy holding onto your unworthiness”
  9. 9. VEDA VYASA <ul><li>Veda Vyasa was the sage who gave the world this storehouse of realism, wisdom and compassion. </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘ Mahabharata' written by Veda Vyasa remains a marvel in the literature of the world . </li></ul>“ Deal with others as thou wouldst thyself be dealt”
  10. 10. SHIRDI SAI BABA <ul><li>Crest Jewel of the Saints  . An Incarnation of God Shiva . </li></ul><ul><li>Omniscient presence - Promoted unity among Hindu and Muslim disciples. </li></ul><ul><li>Vowed to look after all devotees even after death . </li></ul>“ Surrender completely to God”
  11. 11. SWAMI VIVEKANANDA <ul><li>His inspiring personality was well known both in India and in America among youth. </li></ul><ul><li>The natural tendency of his mind was to soar above the world and forget itself in contemplation of the Absolute . </li></ul>“ That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material”
  12. 12. GURU NANAK DEV JI <ul><li>First of the ten Sikh Gurus. </li></ul><ul><li>Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed Guru Nanak's divinity and religious authority. </li></ul><ul><li>Guru Nanak puts the event up to the prospect of a merciful yet all-powerful God. </li></ul>“ God is one, but He has innumerable forms”
  13. 13. MAHARISHI VALMIKI <ul><li>Valmiki has been described as a cuckoo on the tree of poetry, singing sweetly. </li></ul><ul><li>He was a perfect meditator and he wrote the epic The Ramayna. </li></ul>“ As birds are made to fly and rivers to run, so the soul to follow duty”
  14. 14. MIRABAI <ul><li>Saint who dedicated her life to the devotion of Krishna. </li></ul><ul><li>She wanted to be &quot;coloured with the colour of dusk&quot; (the symbolic colour of Krishna ). </li></ul>“ Let yourself be silently drawn towards what you really love”
  15. 15. DAYANAND SARASWATI <ul><li>Preached egalitarianism. </li></ul><ul><li>Opposed to the widespread casteism prevalent in the society during his lifetime. </li></ul><ul><li>He elucidated his concept of Dharma in his Beliefs and Disbeliefs. </li></ul>“ Awake , arise and stop not till your goal is reached...”
  16. 16. MOTHER A WOMAN WHO NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION. SERINITY, SPIRITUALITY AND BELIEF IN GOD WERE HER ARMS. Born in Yugoslavia but made Calcutta ( India) her home . Set up a missionary in Calcutta & served down-trodden & the poor. TERESA
  17. 17. Conclusion <ul><li>Saints & Sages have provided the human beings the salvation through their good deeds, sacrifices and benevolent acts. </li></ul><ul><li>Their very existence inspire us and goad us to become like them. </li></ul><ul><li>They are instrumental in achieving the same state of bliss as accomplished by them. </li></ul><ul><li>They are deep like ocean, steady like the Himalayas. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Saints and Sages are as pure as the snow. </li></ul><ul><li>They are effulgent like the Sun. </li></ul><ul><li>Saints and Sages are not bound by the geographical limits. </li></ul><ul><li>They belong to the whole earth. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Prayer <ul><li>May our country be filled with benevolent Saints and Sages. </li></ul><ul><li>May the blessings of Saints and Sages fall upon us all. </li></ul><ul><li>May our country flourish under their eternal guidance and teachings. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Acknowledgement & Reference <ul><li>We, Lakshay Mundeja & Paritosh Sharma studying in X class are grateful to our Principal who provided us with this opportunity to participate in the Cyber Media contest held at Sacred Heart Convent Sr. Sec. School, Ludhiana on November 7 th , 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>We are also grateful to our computer faculty who inspired and guided us to take part in this competition. </li></ul><ul><li>We solemnly affirm and declare that this “Presentation” is the result of our own making, though of course after picking references from here and there & the same has not been copied from anywhere in its present form. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>THANKING YOU ALL FOR BEING PATIENT VIEWERS. </li></ul>

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