19/03/2015 7:25 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

42 Spiritual Quotes From India's Greatest Philosophers


It goes without saying that India has a rich philosophical heritage — its philosophers, saints, mystics and poets have put considerable effort pondering about time, happiness, knowledge, love, god, and the meaning of life.

Over a dozen of them are globally acclaimed, India's pantheon of philosophers includes Ved Vyasa, the author of the Mahabharata, who was born in 1500 BC, Bodhidharma, a Buddhist monk who lived during 5th AD, Kabir, a Sufi saint born in 1440, and contemporary philosophers like Jiddu Krishnamurti and Osho Rajneesh.

Flip through these timeless quotes from India's greatest philosophers, and feel free to share your favourite quotes in the comments.

  • Ved Vyasa (The Bhagavad Gita)
    Ved Vyasa (The Bhagavad Gita)
    Painting: Ramanarayanadatta astri (Gorakhpur Geeta Press)
  • Painting: Bodhidharma, by Yoshitoshi, 1887.
  • Kabir, 1440. Photo: Government Of India
  • Swami Vivekananda
  • Sri Aurobindo, Photo: BCCL
  • Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Osho Rajneesh

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