Jawaharlal Nehru

March 5, 2009 at 11:41 am (Greatest personalities)

Jawaharlal Nehru

Nehru, Jawaharlal
(1889–1964). For more than 20 years Jawaharlal Nehru worked with Mahatma Gandhi to free India from British rule. The two great leaders achieved their goal in 1947, when India became an independent country within the British Commonwealth. Nehru became the first prime minister of the new India.


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Mahatma Gandhi

March 5, 2009 at 11:29 am (Greatest personalities)

Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi’s Talisman

“I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man [woman] whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him [her]. Will he [she] gain anything by it? Will it restore him [her] to a control over his [her] own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj [freedom] for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?
Then you will find your doubts and your self melt away.”
– One of the last notes left behind by Gandhi in 1948, expressing his deepest social thought.

Source: Mahatma Gandhi [Last Phase, Vol. II (1958), P. 65].

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Swamy Vivekananda

March 5, 2009 at 11:19 am (Greatest personalities)


Thoughts – Swamy Vivekananda

When I Asked God for Strength
He Gave Me Difficult Situations to Face

When I Asked God for Brain & Brown
He Gave Me Puzzles in Life to Solve

When I Asked God for Happiness
He Showed Me Some Unhappy People

When I Asked God for Wealth
He Showed Me How to Work Hard

When I Asked God for Favors
He Showed Me Opportunities to Work Hard

When I Asked God for Peace
He Showed Me How to Help Others

God Gave Me Nothing I Wanted
He Gave Me Everything I Needed
– Swami Vivekananda

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