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Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots
Author Index
Invocation Introduction
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Wednesday's Lesson Thursday's Lessson
Friday's Lesson Saturday's Lesson
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Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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This duty is called 'loyalty'. It is 'love' in other words. Your noble sentiments like, love, regard, devotion, allegiance and loyalty are all compressed into a dignified, sonorous term called 'patriotism'. It is all. comprehensive, and holds in its compass all your noble feelings for your motherland.

For a true patriot, nothing else is dearer, higher, nobler, holier, mightier and purer than his motherland. He loves it, adores it, serves it, commends such a one and lastly lays down his precious life for country's progress and glorification. He has no interests other than his country's. He stands for them, represents them and lives for their realisation.

Is he content with the mere offering of his own energies and faculties? No. He utilizes the profits of friendship plus the good will of the "like minded" countries for the same. He hesitates not to wrest with justice anything from others for its up-liftment. He equates himself with his country.

Whole-hearted devotion to it is the hall-mark of a cultured man. He is ever proud of his motherland and never ceases to broadcast its glory and rich history, however unpleasant, unprofitable and unworthy they may be in comparison with that of others. He never disowns, if it is unworthy, in matters of location, or climate. Far from it. He frowns at others, who descend to cast a slur on his motherland covertly and overtly. He brands such mean stock as traitors and assails them all round, with all the vehemence of his tongue and fist at his command. As long as the flame of his life burns, he fights for her rights and sheds his pure, hot blood for it, if need be.


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About On Mother And Motherland 
Section One: Mother Pg1 
Section One: Mother Pg2
Section Two: Mother Land Pg1
Section Two: Mother Land Pg2
Section Two: Mother Land Pg3
Section Three: Patriotism Pg1
You are Here! Section Three: Patriotism Pg2
Section Three: Patriotism Pg3
Section Three: Patriotism Pg4
Section Three: Patriotism Pg5
Section Four: Fellow Feeling Pg1
Section Four: Fellow Feeling Pg2
Section Four: Fellow Feeling Pg3
Section Four: Fellow Feeling Pg4
Section Four: Fellow Feeling Pg5
Section Four: Fellow Feeling Pg6
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