- On the path of life you can walk the path of wisdom. If you come out of it convinced that you know nothing, you have learned a lot.
- When the waves have subsided and the water is calm, then the light is reflected and you can see the bottom.
- Only stones are thrown against the tree that bears fruit.
- Before judging a person, you may walks three moons with his shoes.
- It is hypocritical to say that we love humanity as a whole and hate those who do not adopt our views.
- When you speak, try to make your words better than silence.
- The word must be dressed like a goddess and rise like a bird.
- Old age begins when memories outweigh hopes.
- Material things are unable to give full happiness to the heart of man.
- The good we did the day before is what brings us happiness in the morning.
- He who recognizes the truth of the body can then know the truth of the universe.
- To believe that a weak enemy cannot harm us is to believe that a spark cannot cause a fire.
- A man possesses only what he cannot lose in a shipwreck.
- He who before his death has planted a tree has not lived uselessly.
- An open book is a brain that speaks; closed, a friend that waits; forgotten, a soul that forgives; destroyed, a heart that cries.
- If you wish to be happy, you have to wish to see others happy too.
- The tree does not deny its shadow even to the woodcutter.
- I learn while I live.
- The heart in peace sees a feast in every village.
- There is no tree that the wind has not shaken.
- The ignorant are outdone by those who read books. Those who hold back what they have read. Those who understand what they have read. To these, those who put their hands to work.
- What does the blind see even if a lamp is placed in his hand?
- He who does not doubt knows nothing.
- The deep rivers run in silence, the streams are noisy.
- The more adverse to you are the circumstances around you, the better will your inner power be manifested.
- To discover the immensity of the divine depths, silence is necessary.
- The longest walk begins with a step.
- When all is lost there is still hope.
- I dreamed that life was joy. I woke up and saw that life is service. I served and saw that service gives joy.
- God too is hidden in the ocean of a drop of water.
- I am not my body; I am more. I am not my speech, my organs, my hearing, my smell; that is not me. Even a thinking mind is not me. If I am none of these things, then who am I? The consciousness that remains, that is me.
- The earth is not an inheritance from our parents but a loan from our children.
- The man who wishes to be at peace must be deaf, blind and dumb.
- Ignorance is transient, knowledge endures.
- With my teachers I have learned much; with my colleagues, more; with my students, even more.
- The foolish one who recognizes his folly is a sage; but a foolish one who believes himself to be a sage is indeed a fool.
- When you are born, all around you smile and you cry; live life in such a way that when you die, all around you cry and you smile.
- Silk is woven by humble worms; gold is obtained from the rocks… The lotus flower grows in the mud and emeralds are found on the head of the serpent.
- Life is a challenge: face it; and it is also love: share it; life is a dream: make it come true.
- To make alliance with a powerful ally and to create conflict between powerful enemies: these are the means employed by the wise to increase his own fortune and prosperity.
- Difficult to achieve and even more difficult to preserve. Troublesome both to lose and to spend. Money is indeed a bundle of problems, from the beginning to the end.
- The raven, the coward and the deer never abandon their children, but the elephant, the lion and the nobleman leave as soon as they smell dishonor.
- Many are those who have a flattering language, sweet words that gratify the ear; but those who are prepared to hear the naked truth, without any fear, are indeed most rare.
- There is nothing to stop the skillful; there is no distance for the fiery; nor is there any foreign country for the learned: he who is eloquent fears none.
- The burning fire destroys the trees, but leaves the roots intact; but the meek water undermines them and drags them away.
- Pain is unavoidable; suffering is optional.
- The foolish man hates the wise man, the poor man hates the rich man, the cowardly man envies the hero, the miserable man despises the generous man, and the degraded man cannot even see the virtuous man.
- It is not your friend who once favors you, nor your enemy who once insulted you. The only way to recognize him is to know whether his heart is sincere or false.
- He who abandons the true to run after the doubtful, loses both.
- If there is a remedy, why do you complain? If it is hopeless, why do you complain?
Hinduism, besides being one of the most extensive religions in the world, embodies a philosophy of life that has been cultivated for centuries in Asian countries such as Nepal and India.
There are many aspects of Hinduism, and all of them have in common a conception of the universe where respect for others and for nature are the basis of life and happiness.
It is a religion widely practiced in the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, and some practitioners and scholars refer to it as Sanātana Dharma, «the eternal tradition» or the «eternal path.
Scholars consider Hinduism to be a synthesis of several Indian cultures, with diverse roots and no particular founder. This «Hindu synthesis» began to develop between 500 A. C. and 300 A. C., after the end of the Vedic period (1500 to 500 B.C.), and flourished in the medieval period, with the decline of Buddhism. in India.
Although Hinduism contains a variety of philosophies, it is linked by shared concepts, recognizable rituals, cosmology, shared textual resources and pilgrimage to sacred sites. Hindu texts are classified at Śruti and Smṛti. These texts include theology, philosophy, mythology, Vedic yajna, yoga, agathic rituals and temple building, among other topics. The main scriptures include the Vedas and Upanishads, the Puranas, the Mahabharata, the Ramayana and the Āgamas.
The sources of authority and eternal truths in their texts play an important role, but there is also a strong Hindu tradition of questioning authority to deepen the understanding of these truths and further develop the tradition.