Inspirational Tales (20)

 
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A Light in the Darkness
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Shankara's life may be compared to a brief, but brilliant flash of lightning that lit up many areas of darkness in the life of man. He had an intellect that probed fearlessly, a mind that questioned constantly and a heart that felt deeply. Out of these God-given gifts, in thirty-two years of tireless seeking, arose a great system of philosophy, Advaita and an inspiring body of devotional literature. Shankara travelled throughout India, preaching that the Self or Brahman is on...
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He never stopped questioning
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When Albert Einstein was a very young boy, his teachers and his father despaired about his apparent lack of interest in studies. To top it he had speech difficulties, and was vague and inattentive. Albert hated the kind of rote learning he was obliged to do in school – memorising dates and texts. But as he grew older, it became clear that Albert was no ordinary person. 1905 is often termed his 'miracle year', the year he published not one but four entirely new papers, on ...
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He Lit the Path
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In the area on the present border of India and Nepal, there was a small kingdom in the 6th century before the Common Era. When the prince was born, fortune-tellers forecast that he would be either a great king or a great saint. The king took every care to keep him in a life of pleasure so he would become king, not saint. The prince grew to be a strong, handsome youth. Yet he was kind; he saved a bird struck by his cousin's arrow and so claimed the bird as his. One day, on a r...
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The Kingmaker
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Chanakya lived about 2300 years ago, in Magadha that is Bihar today. Born in a family of educators, he was an ascetic with a vision. Chanakya's fame rests on his role as the chief advisor to Chandragupta Maurya who overthrew the ruling Nanda dynasty and laid the foundation of the great Mauryan Empire that ruled over much of the Indian subcontinent. Striving to make Chandragupta's position secure in an unstable and dangerous time, Chanakya championed a policy of realpolitik. H...
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The Determined Prince
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The story of Chandragupta Maurya, founder of the Maurya dynasty, is told in this title....
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The Founding Guru of Sikhism
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Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born in a critical period of Indian history. On the one hand, the people were divided into castes, sects and factions; on the other, the Muslim rulers perpetrated atrocities on the Hindus and the weaker sections of society....
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The Quiet Conqueror
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Born in Paris in July 1904, Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata was the second child of Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata and his French wife Sooni. His childhood was spent in different countries and he schooled in Paris, Mumbai and Yokohama....
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The Man Who Saw Tomorrow
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Can you think of a man who has two sons and adopts a research institute as his third? That was Jamsetji Tata, the greatest Indian industrialist ever!...
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The Story of the life of Jesus Christ
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This Special Issue tells the story of Jesus clearly and simply, with excellent illustrations faithfully reproducing the local colour and costumes of the time Christ lived, for which much research has been done....
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Little Acts of Love
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"It was on a train from Calcutta (now called Kolkata) to Darjeeling that Mother Teresa first heard the call. A voice beckoned her to leave the sheltered life of the convent and come out to serve the poorest of the poor....