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    Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
    -Harriet Tubman



     
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    Dream is not that you see in sleep, dream is something that does not let you sleep.

    -APJ Abdul Kalam



     
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    Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

    –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



     
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    Hope is a waking dream.

    -Aristotle



     
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    If you can dream it, you can do it.
    -Walt Disney



     
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    Janaka and Ashtavakra 

    In ancient India there was a King called Janaka, who was also a sage. One day Janaka was taking a nap
    on his flower-strewn bed with his servants fanning him and his soldiers standing guard outside his door.
    As he dozed off, he had a dream in which a neighboring King defeated him in battle, took him prisoner,
    and had him tortured. As soon as the torture began, Janaka woke with a start to find himself lying on his
    flower-strewn bed with his servants fanning him and his soldiers on guard.

    Once again he dozed off and had the same dream. And once again he woke up to find himself safe and
    comfortable in his palace.

    Now Janaka began to be disturbed by several thoughts: While he was asleep, the world of his dreams
    had seemed so real. Now that he was awake, the world of the senses seemed real. Which of these two
    worlds is the real one, he wanted to know.

    None of the philosophers, scholars, and seers he consulted could give him an answer. And for many
    years he searched in vain, till one day a man called Ashtavakra knocked at the door of the palace. Now,
    Ashtavakra means “entirely deformed or crooked,” and he got that name because that is exactly what his
    body had been from birth.

    At first the King was not disposed to take this man seriously. “How can a misshapen man like you be the
    carrier of a wisdom denied to my seers and scholars?” he asked.

    “Right from my childhood, all avenues have been closed to me – so I avidly pursued the path of wisdom,”
    was Ashtavakra’s reply.

    “Speak, then,” said the King.

    So this is what Ashtavakra said: “O King, neither the waking state nor the dream state is real. When you
    are awake, the world of dreams does not exist and when you dream the world of the senses does not
    exist. Therefore, neither is real.”

    “If both the waking and the dream states are unreal, then what is real?” asked the King.

    “There is a state beyond these two. Discover that. It alone is real.”



     
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    You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

    C. S. Lewis


     
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