17 Quotes by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan that’ll connect you with your Inner self!

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Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

He was students’ teacher. He found his joy in making them a learned person. He was a great Indian philosopher and the second President of the country. We are talking about Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Born on 5th September 1888, he is considered to be the one of greatest philosophers’ of the twentieth-century world has seen.  Not only this, he also played a significant role in not only bridging the gap between a home school of thoughts with the Western ideologies but also defended Hinduism against ‘uniformed Western criticism’.

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

It is said that after Radhakrishnan became the president, his students asked him to celebrate the birthday. To which he replied, “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be proud privilege if September 5 is observed.

Today on his 43rd death anniversary, here are best 17 quotes by Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan that inspire us everyday.

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

The word Atman (Soul) means the ‘breath of life’. Atman is the principle of man’s life, the Soul that pervades his being, his breath, his intellect and transcends them. Atman is what remains when everything that is not the self is eliminated. It is the unborn and immortal element in man, which is not to be confused with body, mind or intellect.

* Teachers should be the best minds in the country.

* The worst sinner has a future, even as the greatest saint has had a past. No one is so good or bad as he imagines.

* Love thy neighbour as thyself because you are your neighbor. It is illusion that makes you think that your neighbor is someone other than yourself.

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

* Religion is behavior and not mere belief.

* Man is a paradoxical being-the constant glory and scandal of this world.

* The ultimate self is free from sin, free from old age, free from death and grief, free from hunger and thirst, which desires nothing and imagines nothing.

* Tolerance is the homage which the finite mind pays to the inexhaustibly of the Infinite.

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

* When we think we know, we cease to learn.

* It is said that a man without religion is like a horse without bridle.

* Love thy neighbor as thyself because you are your neighbor. It is illusion that makes you think that your neighbor is someone other than yourself.

* A literary genius, it is said, resembles all, though no one resembles him.

* Religion is the conquest of fear; the antidote to failure and death.

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

* A life of joy and happiness is possible only on the basis of knowledge and science.

* The ultimate self is free from sin, free from old age, free from death and grief, free from hunger and thirst, which desires nothing and imagines nothing.

* To look upon life as an evil and treat the world as delusion is sheer ingratitude.

* Books are the means by which we build bridges between cultures.

* God is the Soul of all souls – The Supreme Soul – The Supreme Consciousness.

Remembering India‘s first vice president and first recipient of highest civilian award “BharatRatna” – Dr Sarvepalli Radhkrishnan on his death anniversary,

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