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    , , , Truth, Vijayalakshmi Pandit, ,   


    Education is not merely a means for earning a living or an instrument for the acquisition of wealth. It is an initiation into life of spirit, a training of the human soul in the pursuit of truth and the practice of virtue.

    -Vijayalakshmi Pandit



     
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    Where the Mind is Without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore 

    Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
    Where knowledge is free;
    Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
    Where words come out from the depth of truth;
    Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection:
    Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
    Where the mind is lead forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action–
    Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.



     
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    If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule : Never lie to yourself.

    -Paulo Coelho



     
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    Whatever you do for the sake of truth, will take you to truth. Only be earnest and honest. The shape it takes hardly matters.

    -Nisargadatta Maharaj, (I am that, Chapter 38)



     
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    I once asked [Bertrand] Russell if he was willing to die for his beliefs. ‘Of course not,’ he replied. ‘After all, I may be wrong.’”

    -Leonard Lyons, The New York Post, June 23, 1964.



     
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    P.C. Hodgell, , Truth   


    That which can be destroyed by the truth should be.

    — P.C. Hodgell, Seeker’s Mask, Kirien



     
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    I don’t give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it is hell.

    -Harry S Truman



     
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    A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

    -Oscar Wilde



     
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    Lewis Thomas, , , Truth,   


    Instead of always emphasizing what we actually know in science, it would be enormously fruitful to focus on what we do not know. For it is here that the wonders lie. To know is the domain that is safe, where risk taking is no longer necessary. To dwell in it forever is not only to never advance, it is also to promote a deceptive and false view of ourselves as knowing more than we do, of being more powerful that we really are.

    -Lewis Thomas, Former President of Sloane Kettering Cancer Institute



     
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    That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.

    -Rumi



     
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    Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
    -Carl Jung



     
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    Appearance, , , , Sentience, Truth   


    There is no permanent form. Whatever appears is a state and has to disappear. Anything that is sensorially seen and interpreted by the mind is an appearance in consciousness, and is not true. What you see is not what is. Appearances will dissolve on investigation and the underlying reality will come to the surface. All appearance and disappearance presupposes a change against some changeless background.

    Fascinated by names and forms, which are by their very nature distinct and diverse, you distinguish what is natural and separate what is one. From the bodily standpoint, all forms appear as separate entities. But at the consciousness level, they are consciousness-manifest and not separate.

    You have no innate form. You have no form, no design. The names and forms you see are your consciousness only. The forms are only instruments for the functioning of consciousness. You are not the form but the consciousness which gives sentience to the form.

    -Nisargadatta Maharaj



     
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    , Mundaka Upanishad, , Truth   


    Satyameva jayate nānṛtam 

    Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.6

    सत्यमेव जयते नानृतं
    सत्येन पन्था विततो देवयानः ।
    येनाक्रमन्त्यृषयो ह्याप्तकामा
    यत्र तत् सत्यस्य परमं निधानम् ॥६॥

    satyameva jayate nānṛtaṁ
    satyena panthā vitato devayānaḥ
    yenākramantyṛṣayo hyāptakāmā
    yatra tat satyasya paramaṁ nidhānam

    Truth alone triumphs; not falsehood.
    Through truth the divine path is spread out
    by which the sages whose desires have been completely fulfilled, reach
    where that supreme treasure of Truth resides



     
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    There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true. The other is to refuse to accept what is true.

    -Soren Kierkegaard



     
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    , Immortality, , , Truth   


    Asatō mā sadgamaya 

    असतो मा सद्गमय । Asatō mā sadgamaya
    From untruth lead us to Truth.

    तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय । tamasō mā jyōtirgamaya
    From darkness lead us to Light.

    मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । mr̥tyōrmā amr̥taṁ gamaya
    From death lead us to Immortality.

    ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ Om śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ
    Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

    -Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.3.28



     
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    , Stephanie Klein, Truth   


    Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.

    ―Stephanie Klein, Straight Up and Dirty: A Memoir



     
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    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

    ―Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29



     
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    , , Swami Vivekananda, Truth   


    Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.

    -Swami Vivekananda



     
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    I find the great thing in this world is, not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


     
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    Anecdote, , Truth   


    A husband is tossing and turning in bed, unable to sleep and this does not let his wife fall asleep. She asks him what’s wrong. He responds, “I owe money to our neighbor, the loan is due tomorrow but I can’t pay it”. She picks up the phone and calls their neighbor, “Sorry to bother you so late but my husband can’t pay that loan back tomorrow” and hangs up. Then she turns to her husband, “There, I fixed it. You can go to sleep in peace now, let the neighbor stay awake tossing and turning in his bed” The moral of the story is that you need to fight fire with fire: let your feelings be known. You will either get a positive response and your life can become better; or you will get a definitive “No” and you can start the healing process. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.


     
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    A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.

    Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy


     
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    A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.

    Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy


     
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    Everything is changing constantly. But the real beauty of life is, throughout these changes, the underlying current of truth never changes. And if we can connect ourselves to the beauty of this truth, we can be stable through all the unpredictable uncertainties of life.

    Radhanath Swami


     
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    Attachment, , , , Truth   


    In this world, if we just attach ourselves to the flow of truth which is eternal, we will find real peace.

    Radhanath Swami


     
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    When you don’t have a higher experience of truth then you see a grain of sand like an enormous mountain. But when you connect to that inner truth you see the grain of sand for what it is and strive for the real mountain.

    Radhanath Swami


     
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    The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.

    Aristotle


     
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    Don Miller, , , , Truth   


    Telling the truth is the slow, mundane, difficult route to a meaningful life.

    Don Miller


     
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    , , Heal, , , Truth   


    Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.

    Buddha


     
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    If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it.
    Marcus Aurelius


     
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    Be true to your work, your word and your friend.

    Henry David Thoreau


     
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    Consistency, , , , Truth   


    Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

    Mahatma Gandhi


     
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    , , , Truth, Yevgeny Yevtushenko   


    Replacement of truth 

    When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.

    Yevgeny Yevtushenko



     
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    Nirpathuve, Nadappathuve, Parappathuve Lyrics – நிற்பதுவே, நடப்பதுவே, பறப்பதுவே 

    The lyrics below are from the sound track “Nirpathuve, Nadappathuve, Parappathuve” from the Tamil film Bharathi.

    நிற்பதுவே, நடப்பதுவே, பறப்பதுவே,
    நிற்பதுவே, நடப்பதுவே, பறப்பதுவே,
    நிற்பதுவே, நடப்பதுவே, பறப்பதுவே,
    நீங்களெல்லாம் சொற்பனந்தானோ?
    பல தோற்ற மயக்கங்களோ?
    சொற்பனந்தானோ?
    பல தோற்ற மயக்கங்களோ?

    கற்பதுவே, கேட்பதுவே, கருதுவதே,
    நீங்களெல்லாம் அற்ப மாயைகளோ?
    உம்முள் ஆழ்ந்த பொருளில்லையோ?
    அற்ப மாயைகளோ?
    உம்முள் ஆழ்ந்த பொருளில்லையோ?

    வானகமே, இளவெயிலே, மரச்செறிவே,
    வானகமே, இளவெயிலே, மரச்செறிவே,
    நீங்களெல்லாம் கானலின் நீரோ?
    வெறும் காட்சிப் பிழைதானோ?
    வானகமே, இளவெயிலே, மரச்செறிவே,

    நீங்களெல்லாம் கானலின் நீரோ?
    வெறும் காட்சிப் பிழைதானோ?

    போனதெல்லாம் கனவினைப்போல்
    புதைந்தழிந்தே போனதனால்
    நானும் ஓர் கனவோ?
    இந்த ஞாலமும் பொய்தானோ?

    நிற்பதுவே, நடப்பதுவே, பறப்பதுவே,

    நிற்பதுவே, நடப்பதுவே, பறப்பதுவே,

    நீங்களெல்லாம் சொற்பனந்தானோ?
    பல தோற்ற மயக்கங்களோ?
    சொற்பனந்தானோ?

    பல தோற்ற மயக்கங்களோ?

    காலமென்றே ஒரு நினைவும்
    காட்சியென்றே பல நினைவும்
    கோலமும் பொய்களோ?
    அங்குக் குணங்களும் பொய்களோ?
    காலமென்றே ஒரு நினைவும்
    காட்சியென்றே பல நினைவும்
    கோலமும் பொய்களோ?
    அங்குக் குணங்களும் பொய்களோ?

    காண்பதெல்லாம் மறையுமென்றால்
    மறைந்ததெல்லாம் காண்பமன்றோ?
    நானும் ஓர் கனவோ?
    இந்த ஞாலமும் பொய்தானோ?

    நிற்பதுவே, நடப்பதுவே, பறப்பதுவே,

    நிற்பதுவே, நடப்பதுவே, பறப்பதுவே,

    நீங்களெல்லாம் சொற்பனந்தானோ?
    பல தோற்ற மயக்கங்களோ?
    சொற்பனந்தானோ?

    பல தோற்ற மயக்கங்களோ?

    கற்பதுவே, கேட்பதுவே, கருதுவதே,
    நீங்களெல்லாம் அற்ப மாயைகளோ?
    உம்முள் ஆழ்ந்த பொருளில்லையோ?
    அற்ப மாயைகளோ?

    உம்முள் ஆழ்ந்த பொருளில்லையோ?



     
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