14 Inspirational Quotes By Dayanand Saraswati Who Revived Hinduism, That Will Fill You With Nationalism.

A proponent of the Hindu reform movement, Dayanand Saraswati is known as the founder of Arya Samaj. The organization worked towards reviving and popularizing Hinduism. Apart from that Dayanand was also known for inspiring nationalism in the minds of people. Here's an interesting story about the great social reformer.
Once during his visit to the holy city of Hrishikesh, Dayanand met a sage who had attained divine powers through years of penance.
While having a conversation with the sage, Dayanand asked, "What have you gained by doing penance?" To this the sage replied, "I have studied the Ashtang Yog. Ask me what I have not gained! Why do you ask me what I have gained? I have gained many remarkable Divine illuminations and powers."
In a bid to assert his superiority, the sage further added, "I have all the Divine illuminations and powers. You can see the river Ganga in front of your eyes! I can walk on it like on road. I have gained such Divine power with my penance."
At this Dayanand smiled a cryptic smile and asked, "Can you really walk on water?" The sage replied in a snobbish manner, "Son, do you doubt my ability? I will walk on water and show you!"
Dayanand quipped, "Then how will you come back?" At this the great yogi mocked Dayanand's foolishness and said, "Fool, the way I will go walking on the river, in the same way I will come back."
Unperturbed Dayanand fired another query his way, "I think you had to do a lot of penance to attain such Divine power." The sage answered, "Yes! I spent 60 years for this. To achieve this single Divine power I spent 60 years of my life. And you cannot even imagine what my age could be. It is not a child’s play to achieve Ashta-siddhi! It is not at all easy! I was able to achieve all this with many years of worship."
At this Dayanand calmly replied, "You spent 60 years for this – such a long period of your life. I feel sorry for that." Surprised the yogi asked the reason for feeling sorry at his unmatched feat. To which Dayanand replied, "It is very simple. I can swim very well, and if the river is flooded then I will call a boat-man, give him some money and will go across the river."

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

- Dayanand Saraswati

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

- Dayanand Saraswati

People say that they understand what I say and I am simple. I am not simple, I am clear.

- Dayanand Saraswati

Give the world the best you have and best will come back to you.

- Dayanand Saraswati

The highest form of service is to help a person who is incapable of thanking in return.

- Dayanand Saraswati

Validation of culture of a child is itself validation of a child itself.

- Dayanand Saraswati

A value is valuable when the value of value is valuable to oneself.

- Dayanand Saraswati

A person who consumes the least and contributes most is a mature person, for in giving lies the self-growth.

- Dayanand Saraswati

You want to change others so that you can be free. But, it never works that way. Accept others and you are free.

- Dayanand Saraswati

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

- Dayanand Saraswati

Enlighten- It cannot be an event. All that is here is non-duality. How will it happen? It is clarity.

- Dayanand Saraswati

We need to know luck is also earned and not imposed! There is no un-earned grace.

- Dayanand Saraswati

You cannot stand tall emotionally when you are always at the receiving end.

- Dayanand Saraswati

It is not wrong to be an ignorant; it is an error to continue to be an ignorant.

- Dayanand Saraswati

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