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Dayananda Saraswati, Indian Leader ( February 12, 1824 - October 30, 1883 )

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There is no verb for compassion, but you have an adverb for compassion. That's interesting to me. You act compassionately. But then, how to act compassionately if you don't have compassion? That is where you fake. You fake it and make it. This is the mantra of the United States of America.~Dayananda Saraswati


Compassion America Me

The greatest musical instrument given to a human being is the voice.~Dayananda Saraswati


Greatest Voice Human

What is crucial in dealing with loss is not to lose the lesson. That makes you a winner in the most profound sense.~Dayananda Saraswati


Loss You Winner

Because a human being is endowed with empathy, he violates the natural order if he does not reach out to those who need care. Responding to this empathy, one is in harmony with the order of things, with dharma; otherwise, one is not.~Dayananda Saraswati


Empathy Care Harmony

Though music transcends language, culture and time, and though notes are the same, Indian music is unique because it is evolved, sophisticated and melodies are defined.~Dayananda Saraswati


Music Time Culture

Prayer in any form is efficacious because it is an action. It will, therefore, have a result. That is the law of this universe in which we find ourselves.~Dayananda Saraswati


Law Universe Prayer

To be compassionate is not a joke. It's not that simple. One has to discover a certain bigness in oneself. That bigness should be centered on oneself, not in terms of money, not in terms of power you wield, not in terms of any status that you can command in the society, but it should be centered on oneself.~Dayananda Saraswati


Money Power Society

Compassion is not defined in one form. There's no Indian compassion. There's no American compassion. It transcends nation, the gender, the age. Why? Because it is there in everybody. It's experienced by people occasionally.~Dayananda Saraswati


Age Compassion People

No human heart is denied empathy. No religion can demolish that by indoctrination. No culture, no nation and nationalism - nothing can touch it because it is empathy.~Dayananda Saraswati


Religion Culture Heart

Lyric helps invoke the core person. And, without lyric, it is difficult to touch the core. Lyrical music is the music of India.~Dayananda Saraswati


Music Difficult Touch

A value is valuable when the value of value is valuable to oneself.~Dayananda Saraswati


Value Oneself Valuable

In life, loss is inevitable. Everyone knows this, yet in the core of most people it remains deeply denied - 'This should not happen to me.' It is for this reason that loss is the most difficult challenge one has to face as a human being.~Dayananda Saraswati


Life Challenge Loss