It is impossible for one to be internationalist without being a nationalist. Internationalism is possible only when nationalism becomes a fact, i.e. when peoples belonging to different countries have organized themselves and are able to act as one man. It is not nationalism that is evil, it is the narrowness, selfishness, exclusiveness which is the bane of modern nations which is evil. Each wants to profit at the expense of, and rise on the ruin of, the other.

Indian nationalism has struck a different path. It wants to organize itself or to find full self-expression for the benefit and service of humanity at large … God having cast my lot in the midst of the people of India, I should be untrue to my Maker if I failed to serve them. If I do not know how to serve them I shall never know how to serve humanity. And I cannot possibly go wrong so long as I do not harm other nations in the act of serving my country.

Mahatma Gandhi (Young India, 18 June 1925, p211)

NON-COOPERATION WITH EVIL IS AS MUCH A DUTY AS IS COOPERATION WITH GOOD (GANDHI)

NON-COOPERATION WITH EVIL IS AS MUCH A DUTY AS IS COOPERATION WITH GOOD (GANDHI)

ALL TRUTH PASSES THROUGH THREE STAGES; FIRST, IT IS RIDICULED, SECOND, IT IS VIOLENTLY OPPOSED, THIRD, IT IS ACCEPTED AS BEING SELF-EVIDENT. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

I WILL TELL YOU ONE THING FOR SURE. ONCE YOU GET TO THE POINT WHERE YOU ARE ACTUALLY DOING THINGS FOR TRUTH'S SAKE, THEN NOBODY CAN EVER TOUCH YOU AGAIN BECAUSE YOU ARE HARMONIZING WITH A GREATER POWER. (George Harrison)

THE WORLD ALWAYS INVISIBLY AND DANGEROUSLY REVOLVES AROUND PHILOSOPHERS (Nietzsche)

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

SATYAMEVA JAYATE - Happy Independence Day 2020


THERE IS NO GOD HIGHER THAN TRUTH. (Gandhi)

There is nothing more necessary than truth, and in comparison with it everything else has only secondary value.This absolute will to truth: what is it? Is it the will to not allow ourselves to be deceived? Is it the will not to deceive? One does not want to be deceived, under the supposition that it is injurious, dangerous, or fatal to be deceived. (Nietzsche)

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together...There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think we live in alienation. (Eugene Ionesco)

PATRIOTISM CAN NOT BE OUR FINAL SPIRITUAL SHELTER. MY REFUGE IS HUMANITY. I WILL NOT BUY GLASS FOR THE PRICE OF DIAMONDS, AND I WILL NEVER ALLOW PATRIOTISM TO TRIUMPH OVER HUMANITY AS LONG AS I LIVE. (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...

INTO THAT HEAVEN OF FREEDOM, MY FATHER, LET MY COUNTRY AWAKE! (Tagore)

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