“It (is) not easy ... to draw a line between Hindu nationalism and true nationalism. The two overlap as India is the only home of Hindus and they form a majority there.” — J. Nehru in Glimpses of World History
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
When I think of all the harm the Bible has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it.” — Oscar Wilde
"Christianity is the most ridiculous, the most absurd and bloody religion that has ever infected the world." — Voltaire
"Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned: yet we have not advanced one inch towards humanity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half of the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support error and roguery all over the earth." — Thomas Jefferson
Many Indians think the term Hindu is a foreign word because it was used by the Persians to identify the people who lived east of the River Sindhu. This is not entirely correct, and the term as a religious and cultural indicator should not be discarded by self-styled Sanatana Dharma purists.
The designator Hindu is a distortion of the river's Sanskrit name Sindhu (called Hindus in Old Persian, from which Indus is derived). In many vernaculars sa is replaced with ha, and Sindhu becomes Hindu. This does not make Hindu a foreign word. The Agama Shastra has reference to Hindu desha demarking the territory of Bharat from Himachala to the Indusarovara (Indian Ocean).
The ancient Greeks referred to "the people of the Indus" as Indoi. The 3rd century bce Greek ethnographer Megasthenes called the land east of the Indus Indica and wrote a fabulous collection of lies about his visit there called, of course, Indica.
During Roman times India---or Indica---became a synonym for Asia and lands east of the Roman Empire's frontiers. Egypt and Ethiopia up to China and Japan were referred to as Indica---literally 'of India'. This use of the term is reflected in modern geographical names like Indo-china and Indo-nesia.
How do you know? - Socrates
Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment. - Seneca
The world has produced three great impostors: Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. - Emperor Frederick II of Sicily
Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal justice if it is to ask for universal assent. - M.K. Gandhi
In news that has relieved lovers of money everywhere, legendary investment guru Warren Buffet has announced that the search for his successor is finally over. New Delhi-based entrepreneur Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Indian Supremo Sonia Gandhi, will soon be taking over as head of Berkshire Hathaway.
“Despite an extremely rigorous gym schedule, this extraordinary young man has become a billionaire in just four years,” said the Sage of Omaha. “Not only did he convince real estate giant DLF to give him an entire suburb of Delhi at throwaway prices, he also got them to lend him the money, interest free. My sources inform me that he is also acquiring two or three other Indian states, but he’s too modest to talk about these things.”
Members of Sonia Gandhi’s Domestic Staff have welcomed the move. “I kiss his boots on a regular basis,” said Law Minister Salman Khurshid, “It’s amazing how smooth he keeps the leather.”
“He’s extremely dynamic,” said baggage-handler Manish Tewari. “When I carry his bags at the airport, I can barely keep up. And it’s not just because he doesn’t have to go through security.”
DLF has rubbished allegations of corruption, and maintains that all dealings have been completely transparent.
“We did everything very openly,” said a spokesperson for DLF. “There is no question of favoritism. We are committed to providing the same benefits to anyone who marries Priyanka Gandhi.”
Others have also earmarked Vadra for international glory.... "Let me just get through this election," said US President Barack Obama. "If I win, I'm going to use this man's help to revive the US economy."
SAINT, n. A dead sinner revised and edited.
The Duchess of Orleans relates that the irreverent old calumniator, Marshal Villeroi, who in his youth had known St. Francis de Sales, said, on hearing him called saint: "I am delighted to hear that Monsieur de Sales is a saint. He was fond of saying indelicate things, and used to cheat at cards. In other respects he was a perfect gentleman, though a fool."
Paradise is only at a place where no Mullah lives, // Where no uproar or clamor from a Mullah is heard, // May the world rid itself of the terror of a Mullah. // May none pay heed to his fatwa. // In a city where a Mullah dwells, // No wise man is ever found. - By Prince Dara Shukoh who was murdered by his brother Aurangzeb for translating the Upanishads into Persian