It goes without saying that India has a rich philosophical heritage — its philosophers, saints, mystics and poets have put considerable effort pondering about time, happiness, knowledge, love, god, and the meaning of life.
Over a dozen of them are globally acclaimed, India's pantheon of philosophers includes Ved Vyasa, the author of the Mahabharata, who was born in 1500 BC, Bodhidharma, a Buddhist monk who lived during 5th AD, Kabir, a Sufi saint born in 1440, and contemporary philosophers like Jiddu Krishnamurti and Osho Rajneesh.... These are timeless quotes from India's greatest philosophers, and feel free to share your favourite quotes in the comments: Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become... The great are strongest when they stand alone, A God-given might of being is their force.... The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.... There is pleasure when a sore is scratched, But to be without sores is more pleasurable still. Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires, But to be without desires is more pleasurable still.... The Soul appears to be finite because of ignorance. When ignorance is destroyed the Self which does not admit of any multiplicity truly reveals itself by itself: When mind is still, then truth gets her chance to be heard in the purity of the silence.... True knowledge is not attained by thinking. It is what you are; it is what you become.... like the Sun when the clouds pass away.... Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world... Sadness is silent, it is yours. It is coming because you are alone. It is giving you a chance to go deeper into your aloneness. Rather than jumping from one shallow happiness to another shallow happiness and wasting your life, it is better to use sadness as a means for meditation. Witness it. It is a friend! It opens the door of your eternal aloneness. 🙏✨👑🐉