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Category : July 1998

Quotes & Quips

"You'd think our children would be more religious.
After all, we did beat the hell out of them."

Overheard at a social gathering where parents lamented their kids' lack of religious interest

The biggest room in the world is room for improvement. Dada J.P. Vaswani

We are a nation of many nationalities, many races, many religions bound together by the single unity of freedom and equality. Whoever seeks to set one nationality, race or religion against another, seeks to degrade all nationalities, enslave all races and destroy all religions. Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd US president (1882รถ1945), in a New York address, November 1, 1940.

The low-minded are happier than men who know the good, for they are never troubled by the pains of conscience. Tirukural, Verse 1072

Children are so wonderful they just can't be beat! Swami Beyondananda

If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

A yoga master stepped up to a samosa stall and said: "Make me one with everything." The vendor fixed a samosa and handed it to the yogi, who paid with a $20 bill. The vendor put the bill in a cash drawer and closed the drawer. "Where's my change?" asked the yogi. The vendor smiled, "Change must come from within."

Cool Dot Gets Hotter
The bindi, or pottu in tamil, is a small dot worn on the forehead, made of red powder, sandalpaste, clay, cosmetics or other substances. A sign that one is a Hindu, and a beauty mark for Hindu women, it mystically represents the "third eye" which sees things physical eyes cannot. Today the bindi is an international fashion ornament. Western celebrities are all over it, from Hollywood actresses to rock singers like Gwen Stefani. (See Turning Cruel to Cool this issue.)