Hindu Quotes

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Mahatma Gandhi
“Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Carl Sagan
“The Hindu religion is the only one of the world’s great faiths dedicated to the idea that the Cosmos itself undergoes an immense, indeed an infinite, number of deaths and rebirths.
It is the only religion in which the time scales correspond to those of modern scientific cosmology. Its cycles run from our ordinary day and night to a day and night of Brahma, 8.64 billion years long. Longer than the age of the Earth or the Sun and about half the time since the Big Bang.”
Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Ahmed Deedat
“Language is the key to the heart of people.”
Ahmed Deedat

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda
“Anyone who is steady in his determination for the advanced stage of spiritual realization and can equally tolerate the onslaughts of distress and happiness is certainly a person eligible for liberation.”
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, The Bhagavad-gita

Mahatma Gandhi
“If I were asked to define the Hindu creed, I should simply say: Search after truth through non-violent means. A man may not believe in God and still call himself a Hindu. Hinduism is a relentless pursuit after truth... Hinduism is the religion of truth. Truth is God. Denial of God we have known. Denial of truth we have not known.”
Mahatma Gandhi

B.R. Ambedkar
“The Hindus criticise the Mahomedans for having spread their religion by the use of the sword. They also ridicule Christianity on the score of the Inquisition.

But really speaking, who is better and more worthy of our respect—the Mahomedans and Christians who attempted to thrust down the throats of unwilling persons what they regarded as necessary for their salvation, or the Hindu who would not spread the light, who would endeavour to keep others in darkness, who would not consent to share his intellectual and social inheritance with those who are ready and willing to make it a part of their own make-up?

I have no hesitation in saying that if the Mahomedan has been cruel, the Hindu has been mean; and meanness is worse than cruelty.”
B.R. Ambedkar, Annihilation of Caste

John  Adams
“...Turn our thoughts, in the next place, to the characters of learned men. The priesthood have, in all ancient nations, nearly monopolized learning. Read over again all the accounts we have of Hindoos, Chaldeans, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Celts, Teutons, we shall find that priests had all the knowledge, and really governed all mankind. Examine Mahometanism, trace Christianity from its first promulgation; knowledge has been almost exclusively confined to the clergy. And, even since the Reformation, when or where has existed a Protestant or dissenting sect who would tolerate a free inquiry? The blackest billingsgate, the most ungentlemanly insolence, the most yahooish brutality is patiently endured, countenanced, propagated, and applauded. But touch a solemn truth in collision with a dogma of a sect, though capable of the clearest proof, and you will soon find you have disturbed a nest, and the hornets will swarm about your legs and hands, and fly into your face and eyes.

[Letters to John Taylor, 1814, XVIII, p. 484]”
John Adams, The Letters of John and Abigail Adams

“Krishna taught in the Bhadavad Gita: ‘karmanyeva-adhikaraste ma phalesu kadachana’, which means, ‘Be active, never be inactive, and don’t react to the outcome of the work.”
Anonymous, Buddhist Scriptures

Andy Weir
“Do you believe in God, Venkat?” Mitch asked.
“Sure, lots of ’em,” Venkat said. “I’m Hindu.”
Andy Weir, The Martian

Virchand Gandhi
“…the designation of wife in India, of the Hindu wife, is higher and grander than that of Empress. She is called Devi”
Virchand Raghavji Gandhi

Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
“If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One... I am become Death, the Shatterer of Worlds.”
The Bhagavad Gita

John  Adams
“I am bold to Say that neither you nor I, will live to See the Course which 'the Wonders of the Times' will take. Many Years, and perhaps Centuries must pass, before the current will acquire a Settled direction... yet Platonic, Pythagoric, Hindoo, and cabalistic Christianity, which is Catholic Christianity, and which has prevailed for 1,500 years, has received a mortal wound, of which the monster must finally die. Yet so strong is his constitution, that he may endure for centuries before he expires.

{Letter to Thomas Jefferson, July 16 1814}”
John Adams, The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
“ A Hindu is a born mystic, and the luxuriant nature of his country has made him a zealous pantheist”
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan
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Sita Ram Goel
“Hindu society is the only significant society in the world today which presents a continuity of cultural existence and functioning since times immemorial.”
Sita Ram Goel, Hindu Society Under Siege

Shunya
“There are trillions of bacteria living in your body. As compared to planet Earth, your body is just a bacteria. As compared to the galaxy. the Earth is just a bacteria.

Only the experiences are real for the soul. The matter and thoughts are just props to create the experience.”
Shunya

Shunya
“A cave is formed naturally by interplay of the five elements, and your house is man-made. But what is man? Nothing but an interplay of five elements. Even the thoughts that you consider your own are nothing but fireplay happening in your mind. When you realize this truth, your house will also feel like a cave and your life will become a meditation.”
Shunya

Shunya
“How do gods help so many people at the same time? Because they don’t have to do anything except being who they are. You have to tune yourself to get their help.
Dance like Shiva to allow His energy to flow through you. Rest like Vishnu for receiving His energy, be creative like Brahma, be playful like Krishna, be egoless like Hanuman and so on. If you keep worrying, only demonic energies will flow through you.”
Shunya

Shunya
“On the path of devotion, the relationship between the devotee and deity is personal and unique. Your father’s Hanuman can be different from your Hanuman. Maybe his Hanuman doesn’t allow him to cut nails on Tuesday, your Hanuman might allow. The devotee assigns characteristics to the deity out of love. There are as many deities as there are devotees.”
Shunya

Shunya
“Meera loved her deity so much that she would see Him in everyone. When you see a poor beggar suffering, you may get angry at the society or God but Meera would give him food and say, “That is my deity doing drama to invoke feeling of compassion in me and to make me feel like a giver.”
Shunya

Sita Ram Goel
“There will always be individuals in non-Hindu societies who will recover the mystique of Sanatana Dharma through their efforts at self-discovery.”
Sita Ram Goel, Hindu Society Under Siege

Shunya
“Those who fit in social constructs are loved and respected in society. Those who don't fit are labelled destructive. They get love only from Shiva because He knows that there can be no construction without destruction.”
Shunya

“Modi wave is not perennial”
Lukhman Pambra

“People say that in all spiritual
organizations there is so much politics. I ask
them, ‘What do you mean?’ There is politics
inside the very persons who make this
statement! To create politics, you don’t even
need two people. One person is more than
enough.”
The SPH JGM HDH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam, Reviver of KAILASA - the Ancient Enlightened Hind

“People say that in all spiritual
organizations there is so much politics. I ask
them, ‘What do you mean?’ There is politics
inside the very persons who make this
statement! To create politics, you don’t even
need two people. One person is more than
enough.”
The SPH JGM HDH Nithyananda Paramashivam, Reviver of KAILASA - the Ancient Enlightened Hindu Nation

Shunya
“Take a child from any part of the world. Keep him away from religious texts and imagery. Just teach him meditation. As he evolves spiritually, the first thing he will see in meditation will be a Yogi whose head is adorned by a crescent moon (Shiva). Pictures of Hindu gods are based on experience of Yogis, not imagination of artists.”
Shunya

Shunya
“Detachment from the world means nearness to Shiva. Souls that are attached to both suffer immeasurable pain.”
Shunya

Shunya
“The journey to meet Shiva is difficult. You may have to wash dishes in roadside eateries, spend nights at railway stations, disappoint your parents and loved ones who are in grip of Maya. 1 in a million undertakes that journey. Others just become part of fan groups and get intoxicated on songs and substances.”
Shunya

“Yoga is a Hindu way of Salvation, and if you consider it a set of exercises, you are an idiot.The moment you start doing yoga, you become a Hindu.”
Anupam S Shlok

Shunya
“Shiva lives on the mountain top of awareness. This world is in the valley. Many old souls have been trying to climb this mountain in reverse gear. Even if they climb and reach near Shiva, they roll back down to the valley because of their attachments. Climbing this mountain is not as important as changing the orientation: Turn your back to the valley and face towards Shiva.”
Shunya

Soman Gouda
“The hall looked bleak in her absence, like a moonless sky, like the forehead of a Hindu widow.”
Soman Gouda, Spoor of an Indian Horse

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