This volume is a continuation of volume no. 69 of the Vangmaya series. It contains quotable quotes and sayings of great saints, thinkers and social reformers. Essence of thoughts and experiences of other glorious persons, who have achieved ideal success in different walk of life, are also cited here.
The previous volume cites the quotations, sayings and excerpts on the philosophy of life, spirituality, and related topics pertaining to the inner world of sentiments, thoughts, convictions, and intrinsic tendencies of mind. The topics covered in the present volume deal with the behavioral aspects and worldly activities. The list includes those concerning - adoption and practice of chastity, modesty, integrity of character, mutual cooperation, etc; healthy body and healthy mind; elimination of evil tendencies and habits; refinement of talents for viable materialistic progress; ideal modes of using wealth and prosperity; social development; civilization and culture; etc.
It is interesting to see what the sayings and excerpts of the Vedas, Upnishadas and other scriptures of the different religions of the world convey and teach about the gamut of duties, activities and attainments of life. The unity of objective and essence found here in the diversities of the different approaches, enlightens our faith in the universality of true knowledge.
The quotations, extracted from the ancient treatises and the views of the erudite scholars and noted personalities of different ages, presented here, reflect different colors of the eternal glow of knowledge under different shades of human psychology and changing patterns of human life - its social prospects, and civilization, with the flow of time. Experienced guidelines for what is most suitable and applicable in the present circumstance of life, are also available in the selected "thoughts for the day" conveyed by the author.
Wide varieties of questions, on topics ranging - from "how to eat and what to eat?" to "medical and psychological aspects of chastity"; from "religious conducts in married life" to "management of family"; from "glory of women" to "social and national progress"; from "secrets of prosperous life" to "economic development"; from "personal elevation" to "culmination of human culture"; etc, are trenchantly answered in these short but precise quotes.
The selection, sorting, and compilation of great many thoughts and sayings on multifarious aspects of human life is indeed remarkable. The condensed presentation of the essence of the seemingly limitless amount of knowledge in this volume together with the previous one materializes the apparently impossible task of "collecting an ocean (of knowledge) in a small bucket (of a compact volume)".
The two volumes together will serve to be "Concise Encyclopedia" of the ideas and opinions of the great spiritual masters, erudite scholars, distinguished experts and glorious personalities. This would be a precious collection of references for thorough research in the broad areas like - "Comparative Study of the Ancient and Modern Schools of Philosophy/ Psychology/ Sociology / etc"; "Unified Approaches of Different Religions"; "History and Trends of Cultural and Social Developments"; etc.
The quotations being small are easy to remember. They work like "pocket guides" extracted from copious treatises of knowledge. 'Food' for righteous and creative thinking is available here in a "ready-made, delicious and easy-to-digest" form. It is up to us how we benefit from this nectar.
Be those the problems of day-to-day life, social interactions, management of personal and professional domains of life, or the endeavors of enlightened elevation and progress in specific direction, the quotable quotes, sayings, and essence of thoughts presented here will provide instant solutions and timely guidance, which perhaps will not be always available from any other source.
If we develop a habit
of reading, recalling and obeying even a single quotation per day, our intellect, talents, creativity, mode of working, and overall conduct, will soon begin to glow with excellence and open up the doors of success along the righteous path of progress.