“India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages” :: Will Durant

  • India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.  Will Durant, The Case for India (1931).
  • India will teach us the tolerance and gentleness of mature mind, understanding spirit and a unifying, pacifying love for all human beings. Will Durant, attributed in Dancing With Siva : Hinduism’s Contemporary Catechism (2003) by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, p. 691.

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