Quotes from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice

Anand Neelakantan ·  456 pages

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“What makes you think you can survive as a saint in this world, unless you make it your business to exploit the gullible and greedy?”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“When our schools fail to teach our children what they should know, other schools take their place and teach different lessons, which we may not like.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“No self-respecting God would allow a good man to be happy for long. God has relevance only in the unhappiness of good people.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“There are people who will offer you many things and demand nothing in return. Fear them the most, for they are the ones who will take the things that are most precious to you and then their demands will come at a time when it is most inconvenient to you.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“If Lord Duryodhana was an evil man, why did great men like Bhishma, Drona, Kripa, Karna, entire army of Krishna fight war on his side??”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice



“Can you plant a sapling and expect it to grow into a tree overnight? You have to water it, nurture it, give it sunlight, rain, and manure, and then slowly, it will grow.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“Survival is the biggest dharma. The scriptures say, nothing is a sin during danger. It is called apat dharma. Think and you will find a way out.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“Never associate any evil with a group. Hate their sins, but not the people.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“The right decision is always based on the greatest common good and not in favour of one particular group.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“Fighting for glory is a small passion. Fighting for the voiceless, powerless, ignorant and poor, will put fire in your veins and give your muscles incredible power. Then you will not be alone. The whole Universe will come to your aid. Who can stop you then? Now get up and fight like a man.” Balarama lifted his foot from Suyodhana’s chest and helped him up.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice



“learning was useless if there was no love; that sacrifices were meaningless without purity of heart; and gifts worthless if bestowed on the undeserving.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“When our schools fail to teach our children what they should know, other schools take their place and teach different lessons, which we may not like. We are building our own funeral pyre.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“The people of Hastinapura did not need a certificate of greatness from them. Nevertheless, it irked the elite that these foreigners did not see the inherent spirituality in their music and art or understand the scientific basis of every ritual and superstition. Why did they insist on going about the stinking slums and talking about the Shudras who lived there? Why did they even care?”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“Never associate any evil with a group. Hate their sins, but not the people. Be generous. Keep giving and the world will return those favours manifold.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“Every principle is broken one day or another and if it is for the right cause, there is nothing wrong in that.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice



“The deity at the Malanada Temple in Poruvazhy village, Kerala, is none other than the most reviled villain of Indian mythology – Duryodhana.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“Learning is a continuous process and your training has merely prepared you for that never-ending journey. Learn from everyone, everywhere, and everything. Use every moment to do so. That is the only legacy we leave behind when the Great God of Time, calls us back to his abode. My second piece of advice is, when you are in positions of power, the trappings of power are many and may often hinder you in taking the right decision. When your mind knows not what to do, here is a mantra for differentiating between right and wrong: any decision you take will affect some people favourably and others unfavourably. The right decision is always based on the greatest common good and not in favour of one particular group.” Bhishma”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“Survival is the biggest dharma. The scriptures say, nothing is a sin during danger. It is called apat dharma. Think”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“the oppressed becomes the oppressor. All his talk about equality is mere eyewash.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“Every era produces men who dare to dream the impossible. They are not perfect human beings or incarnations of Gods on our poor earth. They are mere mortals and have many faults. Many who tried, failed by a whisker, but that did not take away the sheen of their achievements.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice



“Life is a gamble. You do not know how the dice will fall. But once they have, how you move the pieces is in your hands.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“Blind Gods! Hear my words. If there is truth in my art, let what I say be true eternally. The sweat and blood of Naga women built this city, but you banished them. From today, may no woman feel safe in this city. May corrupt and evil people forever rule this wretched place. May every man be possessed with lust – for woman, money, position, prestige, and power. May each man fight another. May brothers butcher brothers and rape their own sisters. Every time a woman steps outside her home, may she feel the fear of violation. Let this be the asylum of evil men and woman. May the high and mighty ever fear for their lives and live in self-imposed jails for security. May the ruled despise their rulers and may the rulers fear the ruled. May this be a city of graveyards. May invaders from across the borders ransack the city repeatedly, changing the roles of oppressor and oppressed without end. May invaders plunder the city of her wealth again and again. May this be a city without trust, a city of anger and violent passions. May the blood of holy men fall here. May her citizens pollute this sacred river, making it into a sewer. May the air be poisonous and the streets filthy and crowded. May this city be damned forever.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“when you are in positions of power, the trappings of power are many and may often hinder you in taking the right decision. When your mind knows not what to do, here is a mantra for differentiating between right and wrong: any decision you take will affect some people favourably and others unfavourably. The right decision is always based on the greatest common good and not in favour of one particular group.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“be grateful for what life has offered you and be generous,”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice


“be grateful for what life has offered you and be generous, especially when fortune and luck desert you.”
― Anand Neelakantan, quote from Ajaya: Roll of the Dice



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Anand Neelakantan
Born place: in Cochin, India
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