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Conversational journey to find knowledge makes attaining it that much more satisfying, — Amish Tripathi

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Shared secrets have a way of creating bonds. Sati — Amish Tripathi

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Myths are part of our DNA. We're a civilisation with a continuous culture. The effort to modernize it keeps it alive. Readers connect with it. — Amish Tripathi

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At the outset, I think that one should be natural, not just when it comes to writing but in every area of life. If you try to be something that you are not just to impress others, then it's a rather sad life. — Amish Tripathi

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The simple truth hit Shiva: if the entire society was conscious of its duties, nobody would need to fight for their individual rights. Since everybody's rights would be automatically taken care of through someone else's duties. Lord Ram was a genius! — Amish Tripathi

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But the strange thing about anger is that it is like fire; the more you feed it, the more it grows. It takes a lot of wisdom to know when to let anger go. — Amish Tripathi

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Sometimes one needs a little bit of faith when faced with a difficult situation. Rational answers don't always work. We also need a miracle. — Amish Tripathi

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In India, it is not a contradiction for religion and liberalism to co-exist. — Amish Tripathi

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The oppposite of love is not hate. Hate is just love gone bad. The actual oppposite of love is apathy. When you don't care a damn as to what happens to the other person. — Amish Tripathi

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Freedom is an ally, if used with wisdom. — Amish Tripathi

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No disrespect to any other god, but Shiva's an outsider god. He breaks the rules. He's a brilliant musician, a brilliant dancer; he treats his wife as an equal, and she opposes him many times, but he obsessively loves her. — Amish Tripathi

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Destiny lies beyond the mountains. Whether you fulfil it or run away once again, is up to you. — Amish Tripathi

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Everything in the world is maya, an illusion. The ultimate truth one has to realise is that we actually need nothing. Because to possess an illusion is as good as possessing nothing. — Amish Tripathi

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Ekam Sat Vipra Bahudha Vadanti
Truth is one though the sages know it as many — Amish Tripathi

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Remember nobody is good or bad. They are either strong or weak. Strong people stick to their morals, no matter what the trials and tribulations. Weak people, — Amish Tripathi

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Justice in terms of "right" or "wrong" is a man-made concept. — Amish Tripathi

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We believe that everything in the world is a carrier of shakti or energy. The plants, animals, objects, our bodies, everything carries and transmits energy. But the biggest carrier of energy that we are physically in touch with is Mother Earth herself - the ground that we walk on. — Amish Tripathi

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Tell me this is not true. Just say it and I will believe you, regardless of what anyone else says. — Amish Tripathi

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Expecting people to follow rules just because they should is being too hopeful. Rules must be designed to dovetail with selfish interest because people are primarily driven by it. They need to be shepherded into good behaviour through this proclivity. — Amish Tripathi

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You had decided upon your course of action already. But that did not stop you from having a discussion, allowing us to be a part of the decision. Somehow, you guided us all into saying what you wanted to hear. And yet, you made each one of us feel as if it was our own decision. That is leadership. — Amish Tripathi

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How can the land belong to any of us? We belong to the land! — Amish Tripathi

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A writer can't afford to just focus on writing and leave marketing aside in today's competitive market. — Amish Tripathi

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Desire creates attachment. Attachment to this world. And, when you don't get what you want or get what you don't want, it leads to suffering. And that to violence and wars. Which finally results in destruction. So, if you want to avoid destruction and suffering, you should control your desire right? Give up maya, the illusion of this world? — Amish Tripathi

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Blood shall always be answered with blood. — Amish Tripathi

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One day, they will — Amish Tripathi

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You need energy for everything that you do. You have to source the energy from around you. It comes from people, from objects, from Mother Earth herself. You have to ask for it respectfully. — Amish Tripathi

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There are no bystanders in a dharmayudh - it is a holy war. — Amish Tripathi

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Make the main objective of the enemy difficult and they will lose the will to fight. — Amish Tripathi

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As a writer, it's important to stay true to your story without giving a hoot about publishers, critics and readers. You should do your karma as an author the way you want to, and rest is up to God. — Amish Tripathi

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The difference between two dissimilar ways of life gets portrayed as a fight between good and evil. Just — Amish Tripathi

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Nobility is about being noble, Maa. It's about the way of the Arya. Its not about your birth, but how you conduct yourself. Being a noble is great responsibility, not a birthright. — Amish Tripathi

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The Naga laughed softly, 'There's a thin line that separates courage from stupidity.'
'And that line is only visible in retrospect, my friend. If I'm successful, people will call me brave. If I fail, I will be called foolish. Let ,me do what I think is right. I'll leave the verdict to the future. — Amish Tripathi

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The masculine way needs to be revived. The way of the Asuras is a possible answer to India's current problems. But the Asura way cannot and should not be replicated. Some improvements and adjustments are necessary. Questioning must be encouraged. And, it has to be tailored to suit our current circumstances. — Amish Tripathi

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Don't be afraid of the dark, my child. Light has a source. It can be snuffed out. But darkness has no source. It just exists. This darkness is a path to That, which has no source: God. Wise — Amish Tripathi

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A real leader doesn't choose to lead only the deserving. He will, instead, inspire his people into becoming the best that they are capable of. — Amish Tripathi

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She has that something, like the thread in a crystal-bead necklace. She holds it all together. — Amish Tripathi

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When logic fails, faith can serve a purpose. Sunaina — Amish Tripathi

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Death is believed to be inauspicious in some foreign lands to the west of us; to them it signifies the end of everything. But nothing ever really dies. No material can ever truly escape the universe. It just changes form. In that sense, death is actually also the beginning of regeneration; the old form dies and a new form is born. If the south is the direction of death, then it is also the direction of regeneration. — Amish Tripathi

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These people are beyond all limits of incompetence,' said Lakshman, as he steered his horse close to his brother. — Amish Tripathi

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I thank Lord Brahma that your preference doesn't extend to a man being loyal to same woman for many lifetimes! — Amish Tripathi

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It is attachment that makes people forget not only their moral duties but even who they
really are. — Amish Tripathi

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I never really wanted to be a writer. I know it sounds strange, but I honestly believe that I didn't pick the story; the story has picked me. I've written absolutely no fiction before 'The Immortals of Meluha.' Not even a short story in school - absolutely nothing. — Amish Tripathi

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You don't need to apologise, my friend,' smiled the Pandit. There is no "your god" or ";my god". All godliness comes from the same source. Just the manifestations are different. But I have a feeling that one day you will find a temple worth walking into just for prayer, not to admire its beauty. — Amish Tripathi

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If karma is giving you a negative signal repeatedly, then it is not testing you, it is trying to teach you. — Amish Tripathi

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Anuj Bahari has always been a really good literary agent for me. What a good agent does is that he manages many of your business aspects so you can keep your time free for writing. — Amish Tripathi

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Even though many Indians can read or speak English, for most, it is not their first language. At the office, we speak in English, but we consume our culture in our own language. — Amish Tripathi

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A king need be judged solely on the basis of what he achieves for his people. His personal life is of no consequence. His public life, though, has one singular purpose: to provide for his people and improve their lives. — Amish Tripathi

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One makes one's own luck, but you have to give the universe the opportunity to help you. — Amish Tripathi

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This attitude is basic human nature. We'd rather look outward and blame others for ills that befall us than point the finger at ourselves. — Amish Tripathi

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The only true One God is the one who picks no sides, who belongs to everything, who doesn't demand loyalty or fear; in fact, who doesn't demand anything at all. Because the Ekam just exists; and His existence allows for the existence of all else. — Amish Tripathi

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Often,our immediate reaction to a sudden crisis help us save ourselves. Our response to gradual crises that creep up upon us, on the other hand,may be so adaptive as to ultimately lead to self-destruction. — Amish Tripathi

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I am the Neelkanth! — Amish Tripathi

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If you want to know the strength of a cloth, you inspect the quality of its weave. If you want to understand a person's character, look closely at their interpersonal behaviour or their transactions. — Amish Tripathi

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You must use your heart to decide the destination, but use your head to plot the journey. — Amish Tripathi

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Shields!' shouted Sita. — Amish Tripathi

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The expendables first, defenders second and the most vulnerable in the inside. — Amish Tripathi

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There is a wealth of readership for regional language literature in India that is not given importance. We must give respect to our own languages. — Amish Tripathi

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Yadyatkarma karomi tattadakhilam shambho tavaaraadhanam My Lord Shambo, My Lord Shiva, every act of mine is a prayer in your honour — Amish Tripathi

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Khalil Gibran said that parents are like a bow, And children like arrows. The more the bow bends and stretches, the farther the arrow flies. I fly, not because I am special, but because they stretched for me. — Amish Tripathi

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If the universe is trying to maintain balance, we must aid this by ensuring that Good is not enjoyed excessively. Or else the universe will re-balance itself by creating Evil to counteract Good. That is the purpose of Evil: it balances the Good. — Amish Tripathi

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Forgive me for killing you, O noble beast,' he whispered the ancient apology that all hunters offered, as he gently touched the deer's head. 'May your soul find purpose again, while your body sustains my soul. — Amish Tripathi

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Only visible in retrospect, my friend. If I'm successful, people will call me brave. If I fail, I will be called foolish. — Amish Tripathi

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If you decide to challenge your destiny, your opponent would not be some judgemental Lord Almighty who is seeking to punish you; your opponent would only be the limitations of your own mind. This will empower you to fight your fate. — Amish Tripathi

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When I write, I tend to be quite cut off from the world. At that point of time, I'm not thinking about editors, publishers or readers. I write the story the way it comes to me. — Amish Tripathi

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India has a long tradition of reinterpreting religious myths. — Amish Tripathi

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A person's ethics and character are not tested in good times. It is only in bad times that a person shows how steadfast he is to his dharma. — Amish Tripathi

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Stability allows a person the freedom of choice, my friend. People can pursue their dreams only when they are living in a society where survival is not threatened on a daily basis. — Amish Tripathi

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I believe if you want to convey a complex philosophy, it's advisable to keep it simple: day-to-day lingo. — Amish Tripathi

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A leader is not just a person who gives orders. He is also the one who symbolises the society he leads. If the leader is corrupt, then the society must be corrupt too. — Amish Tripathi

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His burden didn't feel any lighter. but he felt strong enough to carry it — Amish Tripathi

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There are many realities. There are many versions of what may appear
obvious. Whatever appears as the unshakeable truth, its exact opposite
may also be true in another context. After all, one's reality is but
perception, viewed through various prisms of context. — Amish Tripathi

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Shiva embraced his younger son. 'Give them hell, Kartik! — Amish Tripathi

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There is always unity at the end, and it brings a new tranquility. But the meeting of two worlds causes a lot of temporary chaos. — Amish Tripathi

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When I'm writing, I am lost in my book. Except family and close friends, I don't care about what critics, publishers or readers might think. — Amish Tripathi

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People should be allowed to do whatever they wish.' 'Then there will be chaos,' shouted Daksha. 'Your stupidity is even more apparent than your immoral values! — Amish Tripathi

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The law cannot be broken. It is supreme, more important than you or me. — Amish Tripathi

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The good news is that a vast majority of Indians from different religions see no contradiction between religiosity and liberalism, keep India stable. We religious liberals don't talk loudly enough. — Amish Tripathi

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It is your karma to fight evil. It doesn't matter if the people that evil is being committed against don't fight back. It doesn't matter if the entire world chooses to look the other way. Always remember this. You don't live with the consequences of other people's karma. You live with the consequences of your own — Amish Tripathi

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In the beginning of time, there was nothing except darkness and primordial flood. Then out of this darkness, desire was born. Desire was the primal seed, the germ of creation. — Amish Tripathi

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I see everything like a movie. I laugh and cry, I smell, touch, see and describe my own experience. I don't care if this sounds strange; I am not the creator - I am only the channel. The story is given to me. — Amish Tripathi

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I'm not a fan of everything that our ancestors did. But some practices are worth reviving. One of them is looking upon marriage as a sacred partnership between two souls; not as a political alliance between two power centres. — Amish Tripathi

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And if there is anything that appears like a miracle, the only explanation is that a scientific reason for it has not been discovered as yet. — Amish Tripathi

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A man becomes a Mahadev, only when he fights for good. A Mahadev is not born from his mother's womb. He is forged in the heat of battle, when he wages a war to destroy evil. Har Har Mahadev - All of us are Mahadev. — Amish Tripathi

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Fortunately, I grew up in a traditional family where questioning was encouraged, particularly by my pandit grandfather. We are all voracious readers, seeking knowledge. I learn a lot from discussions with my wife, siblings and parents. — Amish Tripathi

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Anandmayi must have insisted. If there is one woman who can entice Parvateshwar into breaking his vow of celibacy, it is her. 'My — Amish Tripathi

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Strong people stick to their morals, no matter what the trials and tribulations, Weak people, many a times, do not even realize how low they have sunk. — Amish Tripathi

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We criticise corruption in others, but are blind to our own dishonesty. We hate others who do wrong and commit crimes, blithely ignoring our own misdeeds, big and small. We vehemently blame Raavan for all our ills, refusing to acknowledge that we created the mess we find ourselves in. — Amish Tripathi

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Every emotion in the universe exists for a purpose; nothing is superfluous in nature's design. — Amish Tripathi

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There is your truth and there is my truth. As for the universal truth, it does not exist. — Amish Tripathi

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Way from Panchavati to Meluha or do we take a detour?' asked Shiva, goading — Amish Tripathi

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A man becomes Mahadev only when he fights for good. — Amish Tripathi

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Sometimes, truth causes pain and suffering. At such times, silence is preferred. — Amish Tripathi

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If you make a person believe that his misfortune in this birth is due to his sins in his previous birth, he will resign himself to his fate and not vent his fury on society at large. — Amish Tripathi

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laws are not important. What is important is justice. If the purpose of justice is served by breaking a law, then break it.' 'Lord Ram said that?' asked — Amish Tripathi

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The moment that every unrealised heart craves for. The unforgettable instant that a soul, clinging on to the purest memory of its previous life, longs for. The second, that in spite of a conspiracy of the gods, only a few lucky men experience. The moment when she enters his life. — Amish Tripathi

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One cannot undo what has happened. But the inexorable march of time offers the wise opportunities for redemption. I entreat you, do not escape. Stay in this world and do your karma. — Amish Tripathi

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If the government interferes to such an extent that the weak thrive and the strong are oppressed, society itself will collapse over time. — Amish Tripathi

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There is nothing more pathetic than people hiding their
cowardice behind seemingly noble intentions. — Amish Tripathi

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A society should not forget that it thrives on the ideas and performance of the talented among its citizens. — Amish Tripathi

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Consistency is the virtue of mules! — Amish Tripathi