Newsletter-cum-magazine of Oasis Movement YEAR 2 I ISSUE 42 I Sept 1, 2009
Teacher's Day Special Issue

Oasis Pays Tribute To The Great Teachers Of This World

Thus Spake The GREAT TEACHERS.....

Abraham Lincoln

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.

- Abraham Lincoln


Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities.
The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.

- Albert Einstein


It is not enough to merely exist. It's not enough to say, 'I'm earning enough to live and support my family. I do my work well. I'm a good parent.' That's all very well. But you must do something more. Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every person has to seek in his own way to make his own self more noble and to realize his own true worth.

- Albert Schweitzer


Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

- Aristotle


Some people would rather die than think.

- Bertrand Russell


There is no real excellence in all of this world which can be separated from right living.

- David Starr Jordan


You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even in your bathtub.

- Elizabeth Kubler Ross


Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self.

- Erich Fromm


The man who foolishly does me wrong, I will return to him the protection of my most ungrudging love; and the more evil comes from him, the more good shall go from me.

- Gautama Buddha


I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something i can do.

- Hellen Keller


I know of no encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

- Henry David Thoreau


Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are right.

- Henry Ford


You must not accept but begin to question everything and find out; and you cannot question if you are inwardly afraid. To question everything means being in revolt, which is to create a new world.

- J Krishanamurti


And stand together, yet not too near together. For the pillars of the temple stand apart and the oak tree and cypress grow not in each others' shadows.

- Khalil Gibran


Kindness in words create confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

- Lao-Tzu


Love is not about opening old wounds. It's about healing them. Love is more concerned in "What's next" than "What's past".

- Leo Buscaglia


All the disharmony and imbalances existing in the world today is because we have forgotten the natural law-the law of bread labour. Simply enough, bread labour means-he who does no labour, is not entitled to eat.

- Leo Tolstoy


A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.

- Mahatma Gandhi


If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as
Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.

- Martin Luther King


Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty
than the person who has nothing to eat.

- Mother Teresa


I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy, I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.

- Rabindranath Tagore


The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them.

- Socrates


India has always existed for humanity and not for herself and it is for humanity and not for herself that she must be great.

- Sri Aurobindo


Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.

- Swami Vivekanand

It's kind of fun to do impossible.

- Walt Disney

Why we fail? Let us examine ourselves while going through an eye opening power point presentation,

click here>>>

Socrates was once asked...What is the cure for "Love at first sight?"

The Philosopher replied... "Take a close second look."

It really helps.

What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.

~ Leo Tolstoy

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

~ Dalai Lama

The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles.  A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom.  The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard.

~ Sloan Wilson

Increase the immunity system of body to fight against infection of Swine Flu.

To know more about Swine Flu click here>>>

  Editor's Note

Celebrating Teacher's Day, 5th September, 2009

At Oasis, we have always been inspired by the great teachers across the globe.

Their teachings have been continuously guiding us to make our lives more & more meaningful.

While we continue our journey, we pay our tribute to some of those legendary teachers by reflecting their life messages in this issue of Alive.

- Team Alive

  Great Teachers of
  Recent Times

What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.

- Dalai Lama


Confronting and solving problems is a painful process which most of us attempt to avoid. And the very avoidance results in greater pain and an inability to grow both mentally and spiritually.

- M. Scott Peck, Dr.


Legendary is the love that withstands rejection. It will be free of anger and ego.

Legendary is the commitment that withstands humiliation. It will be one-pointed and will reach the goal.

Legendary is the wisdom that withstands turbulence. It will be integrated into life.

Legendary is the faith that withstands a million chances of doubt. It will bring perfection - siddhis.

- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

- Stephen Covey


Only to the extent that someone is living out this self transcendence of human existence, is he truly human or does he become his true self. He becomes so, not by concerning himself with his self's actualization, but by forgetting himself and giving himself, overlooking himself and focusing outward.

- Victor Frankl


Nothing in life is trivial. Life is whole wherever and whenever we touch it, and one moment or event is not less sacred than another.

- Vimala Thakar


 Coach of the Century

He was named "Coach of the Century" by ESPN. The Super Bowl Trophy is named in his honor. And almost forty years after his death, legendary coach Vince Lombardi’s words still ring true: “Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization—an army, a political party or a business. The principles are the same.”

His classic words:

Winning is not a some time thing, it is an all the time thing. You don't do things right once in a while… you do them right all the time.

Truth is knowing that your character is shaped by your every day choices.

Winning is not everything- but making the effort to win is.

There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. I do, and I demand that my players do.

The difference between a successful person and other is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.

Mental Toughness
If you're lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he's never going to come off the field second.


Please take a moment today to watch the What It Takes to Be Number One movie.

  Team Alive

  Alkesh Raval

  Ami Nanavati

  Jolly Madhra

  Jwalant Bhatt

  Kshama Kataria

  Mehul Panchal

  Sanjiv Shah

  Sheeba Nair

  Umesh Patel

Alive Archives

To View Alive Archives, Please Click here>>>

You receive this newsletter because you may have registered your name with us.
To unsubscribe from this group, reply with "Unsubscribe" in the subject line to
This newsletter is for circulation for internal purpose only to registered receiver.

  Copy Right by Oasis Self Leadership Education for Community Development, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
Copy of content, logo or any literature from it in part or full without prior written permission is not allowed.