Eternal India’s Message
to Young India
“India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples.”
“We of the coming day stand at the head of a new age of development which must lead to a new and large synthesis. We do not belong to the past dawns, but to the noons of the future.”
“The individuals who will most help the future of humanity in the new age will not accept the theory that many must necessarily remain for ever on the lower ranges of life and only a few climb into the free air and the light, but will start from the standpoint of the great spirits who have striven to regenerate the life of the earth and hold that faith in spite of all previous failures.”
“That which thou hast to transcend is the self that thou appearest to be, and that is man as thou knowest him.
The Self that thou hast to become is that self that thou art within behind the veil of mind and life and matter. It is to be the master of thy mind, thy life and thy body; it is to be a king over Nature of whom thou art now the tool, lifted above her who now has thee under her feet. It is to be free and not a slave, to be one and not divided, to be immortal and not obscured by death, to be full of light and not darkened, to be full of bliss and not the sport of grief and suffering, to be uplifted into power and not cast down into weakness. It is to live in the Infinite and possess the finite. To become thyself is to be this and all that flows from it.”
We would like to thank DMA Schools, Rampur and Varanasi, for giving us permission to feature photographs of their school children. We also thank the Spice Group for providing photographs from their archives.
Photographic material was kindly loaned to us by:
Ishan Khosla: cover; pages 13, 16, 25, 26, 29, 30, 35, 40, 45, 46,
54, 57, 58, 60, 63, 64,67
Aditya Arya: pages 36, 49, 50
Akash Das: 42