Dayanand Saraswati (12 February 1824 – 30 October 1883) was a Hindu religious leader and founder of the Arya Samaj, a Hindu reform movements of the Vedic tradition. He was also a renowned scholar of the Vedic lore and Sanskrit language. He was the first to give the call for Swaraj as “Indian for India” in 1876, a call later taken up by Lokmanya Tilak.
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.
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.
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.
The greatest musical instrument given to a human being is the voice.
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.