||The mighty Service rendered by Periyar
is not a mere life story of an individual; it is an Era,
an Epoch, and a turning point.
||Devotion is nothing but one's private
asset. But morality is a public asset. If there is no
devotion nothing is lost. But if there is no morality
everyting is lost.
||Showing gratitude is a duty of the beneficiaries;
if benefactors expect gratitude it is nothing but mean
– mindedness !
||If one has to earn honour and be
ever enthusiastic in life, he has to dedicate himself
and compete to offer his service to humanity.
||Blind faiths could be eradicated only
through the acts of destruction. Only those who possess
conviction of courage and clarity of mind, devoid of least
doubt. . only those who do not care about being slandered
and dare to face even death, can accomplish that task!
||Because of their compromising attitude,
softened approach and tactical behaviour, our country's
reformers' labours of thousands of years of have not borne
||Neem will not taste sweet, nor honey
bitter unless there is something wrong with mouth or tongue,
and tiger will not eat grass unless there is some mutation
in its birth. So is the nature of “Brahmins” !
my life mission ?
The Brahmins (upper caste) have gained unjust privileges
and ‘higher' status through law, scriptures and religion.
I am doing the work of eradicating those “privileges”
and “status” which are being used by them to injure the
interests of the toiling non-Brahmin “lower caste” people.
And this is my Life Mission !
||There is no god
There is no god
There is no god at all
He who invented god is a fool.
He who propagates god is a knave
He who worships god is a primitive.
||If anyone is committed to serve
the human race and if he is honest and wise, he should
be involved in the work of eradicating the superstition
||The temples are not built for gods. They
have come up for the livelihood of the Brahmins and to
degrade and exploit the common people.
||The epics Ramayana and Mahabharata are
meant to ensnare the Dravidians in the Aryan net, and
to make them bereft of honour and rational thought.
||He who invented the concepts of
Soul, Heaven, Hell, Rebirth and the Other World of our
forefathers is a knave. One who believes them is a fool.
One who enjoys the fruits arising out of these concepts
is the worst scoundrel.
||The root cause of all your short-comings
is your acceptance of the status of ‘Sudras' meekly. Be
ashamed of it. It is better to die in the struggle to
eradicate that degradation than to live as sudras.(Sudras
means “bastards” according to Manu.)
One should behave towards others in the same manner as
he would expect others to behave towards him. And this
is my definition of ‘morality'!
To annihilate caste,
get rid of god, religion, shastras, puranas and laws
||The word “Manly behaviour ” is nothing
but degradation of women. . Women will have no freedom
unless they abolish this concept of “Manly behaviour”.
||A woman practising fidelity to her husband
out of fear for ‘sin',
A woman remaining ‘chaste' out of fear of her ‘exposure
A woman being devoted to her husband for fear of ‘slander
on her honour',
A woman being faithful to her husband out of fear for
All belong to the same category !
||The discrimination based on the system
of dividing the producers as ‘labourers' and ‘capitalists'
should not exist. It is nothing but slavery for the workers
to be mere wage – earners (“coolies”) instead of being
||Will rats ever be freed by
the efforts of cats?
Will the non-Brahmins get equality through the goodwill
and efforts of the Brahmins?
Even if these impossibilities become realities, women
will not get freedom by the efforts and goodwill of men.
||If any human being wants to believe a
thing, it should be perceptible to any one of the five
senses or either to thought, or word or deed (Thirikarnas).
||Inequality in life is the fundamental
reason for the worries of humanity. It is the duty of
a humanist to remove inequality and to promote equality
in all spheres
||Oh Dravidians !
To get rid of your Sudra title:
Boycott the temple!
Don't apply religious symbols to the forehead!
Boycott religious festivals!
Don't address the Paarpaan (a literary word) as Brahmin!
(Because it is nothing but accepting you as Sudra)
||It is the duty and responsibility of a
rationalist to think freely using intellectual faculty
, without any attachments to the terms of ‘country,' ‘
language', ‘god',' religion', ‘caste' etc., but attached
to the humanity, before he/she engages in any activity.
the mission of my life?
I have undertaken the service of reforming the Dravidian
society and convert it as a society fully endowed with
self-respect and dignity. I am wholly engaged with that
task and dedicated to this great cause.
||Whether I am “qualified” for that service
or not, I am emboldened to take up the same and continue
to do it, because no one else has come forward to undertake
this “thankless job”.
||Since I don't have any other attachment
(concern) and all my principles, policies and programmes
are chalked out only in the light of reason and free thinking,
I am more than qualified to undertake this task (service).