“Give the world the best you have and the best will come back to you.”
This quote is made by none other than Swami Dayanand Saraswati, a famous Indian philosopher and ascetic. He was also a renowned social leader. He was also known as Maharshi Dayanand by the people.
Born as Mula Sankara on February 12, 1824, in Gujarat, Dayanand Saraswati is famed for being the founder of the Arya Samaj (Society of Aryans). It was a notable reform movement of the Vedic dharma. He’d once said with regard to this, “Prayer in any form is efficacious because it is an action. It will, therefore, have a result. That is the law of this universe in which we find ourselves.”
Swami Dayanand Saraswati’s infamous slogan, in fact, is “Back to the Vedas”. He had the ideal goal of reconnecting society with its ancient roots- its traditions. He firmly believed that going back to the Vedas was the most effective course of action to achieve this.
Another one of his inspiring quotes would be, “A value is valuable when the value of value is valuable to oneself.”
He, regrettably, was assassinated on the 30th of October, 1883, in Ajmer. Yet, to date, he continues to inspire.