Quotes on Education

Famous Quotes on Education Monday 25 February 2013 at 11:31 am

Quotes on Education

Famous Quotes About Education

Alber Einstein Famous Quotes About Education

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"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

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Ravi Shankar

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Ravi Shankar: Light a Candle

Let his soul rest in peace

Ravi Shankar or Pandit, an Indian legend, a superb musician and composer and a wonderful sitar player died on the 11th December 2012.

This page is Ravi Shankar's tribute. 

Light a candle for his soul...

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Why Vegetarian

Vegetarian Quotes, Vegetarian Diet is a Conscious Diet Sunday 17 June 2012 at 7:14 pm

 Spiritual Quotes

Vegetarian Quotes

For Healthier Body & Happier Humanity

movement should cause special joy those whose life lies in the effort to bring about the kingdom of God on earth... because it is a sign that the aspiration of mankind towards moral perfection is serious and sincere, for it has taken the one unalterable order of succession natural to it, beginning with the first step.

Flesh eating is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act, which is contrary to moral feeling: killing. This is dreadful! Not the suffering and death of the animals, but that a man suppresses in himself, unnecessarily, the highest spiritual capacity -- that of sympathy and pity towards living creatures like himself -- and by violating his own feelings becomes cruel. And how deeply seated in the human heart is the injunction not to take life!  So strong is humanity's aversion to all killing. But by example, by encouraging greediness, by the assertion that God has allowed it, and above all by habit, people entirely lose this natural feeling.’

 Vegetarian Quotes, Tolstoy on Vegetarianism

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Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieriquotes, Poems by Dante Thursday 31 May 2012 at 09:16 am

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Dante Alighieri Life and (1265 – 1321)

Dante Alighieri was born in Florence around 1265. In Florence, in 1300, he became an ambassador and was appointed "prior", one of the 100 leading citizens who ran the city in rotation. He confronted the Pope Boniface who condemned him to be burnt at the stake for his political beliefs. 

"It was Boniface," writes Duffy, "who declared the first Jubilee or Holy Year in 1300, when tens of thousands of pilgrims converged on Rome to gain indulgences, adding enormously to the prestige of the papacy and the spiritual centrality of Rome." All who visited were promised "full and copious pardon", and so enriched Rome's churches that the sacristans "had to scoop in the pilgrim offerings with rakes".

It was Boniface, too, who in his bull of 1302, Unam Sanctam says: "It is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman pontiff."

When Boniface sent a military envoy to Florence to conquer the place for the Church, Dante agreed to go to Rome with two other ambassadors of the republic. While he was away, enemies at home cooked up charges against him, Boniface detained him in Rome and he was sentenced to death.

Dante holding a copy of the Divine Comedy in Florence Michelino fresco

Dante holding a copy of the Comedy in Florence Michelino fresco

In 1315 he was offered an amnesty, and friends and relatives wrote urging him to come back. He rejected them all, and in return was once again condemned to death, this time in company with his children. He died in Ravenna in 1321. 

Dante's visit to Venice was also the cause of his death, because on the way back, he contracted malaria which killed him in Ravenna September 14, 1321.

The Florentine poet Dante Alighieri is considered one of the greatest poets of all time

Poems by Dante

The Divine Comedy is an epic poem written around 1300.  This sacred  is an allegory of our journey to enlightenment.  It describes our paths through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven to understand the Divine Essence, and attain the union with the Divine Love.

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