1. 10

    While all men are born as equals, to say that Brahmins alone are the highest and all others are low as Pariah (the Untouchables) or Panchama is sheer nonsense. It is roguish to say so. It is a big hoax played on us.

    132
  2. 9

    I want the Brahmins to realize that the Dravidian people today are very much hating those who cunningly cheated them with absurdities. They are now aware of the particular community making a living by spreading the foolishness. People have begun to hate god, religion, caste, mythologies (puranas) and so on.

    147
  3. 8

    Foreigners are sending messages to the planets. We are sending rice and cereals to our dead fore-father through the Brahmins. It is a wise deed?

    157
  4. 7

    Wisdom lies in thinking. The spear-head of thinking is rationalism.

    165
  5. 6

    Man treats woman as his own property and not as being capable of feelings, like himself. The way man treats women is much worse than the way landlords treat servants and the high-caste treat the low-caste. These treat them so demeaningly only in situations mutually affecting them; but men treat cruelly and as slaves, from their birth till death.

    166
  6. 5

    You cannot expect any rational thought from a religious man. He is like a rocking log in water.

    166
  7. 4

    There is no use of simply acquiring titles or amassing wealth if one has no self-respect and scientific knowledge.

    167
  8. 3

    Any opposition not based on rationalism or science or experience will one day or other, reveal the fraud, selfishness, lies and conspiracies.

    177
  9. 2

    There is no god, there is no god, there is no god at all. He who invented god is a fool. He who propagates god is a scoundrel. He who worships god is a barbarian.

    251
  10. 1

    Man is equal to man. There should not be exploitation. One should help the other. No one should harm anybody. Generally there should be no room for grievance or complaint from anybody. Everyone should live and let others live, with a national spirit.

    316
  11. Last Update: 30 November 2022

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