Neither the military might nor the economic and technological development makes a nation great. It is made great by it's citizens with Self Respect and Integrity ingrained in their lives.

— Pandurang Shastri Athavale

The most provocative Pandurang Shastri Athavale quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

Love - Truth-seeking The strength of Truth lies in Love and the strength of Love lies in Truth.


Devotion does not mean only Chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.


Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.


Devotion (Bhakti) includes Sentimental Devotion (Bhav Bhakti) and Devotion through action (Kruti Bhakti).


Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.


Devotion is the realization that wealth, education and power are God given gifts and not the endowments of fate.


An enlightened society is one where all people - the rich and the poor, the literate and the illiterate, the black and the white, men and women - live happily as children of the same Lord. Thus experiencing the brotherhood of men under the fatherhood of God.


Knowledge, Action and Devotion are complementary to each other.


That which takes us nearer to the Almighty (Sat) is truth.

Truth needs no external support to sustain or promote itself.


To achieve progress and development it is necessary to bring about co-ordination between liberty and security through Devotion.


It is essential that in a society, divine thoughts and power should co-exist.

Simple Faith, not backed by material forces, is weak and Strength without touch of Divinity is monstrous.


Even if one is not hungry and although eat is called HumanBeing Even though one is hungry and although does not eat is HumanBeing


About Pandurang Shastri Athavale

Quotes 17 sayings
Profession Philosopher
Birthday October 19, 1920

Bhakti is a Social Force


Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.


Universal brotherhood under the fatherhood of God.


The most Superior amongst the colors in the universe is the color of Devotion.