Faith and Trust...
Faith and TrustOne Hundred Quotes and Thoughts With One Hundred Paintings of Lord Ganesha by: R.N. Kogata , Lalita Kogata
The 100 inspiring quotes on Faith and Trust address different facets of our relationship within and with external elements. When Trust moves up to a higher helm, an individual transcends apparent limits, discovering new and awesome strengths. Each quote is attuned to a stimulating painting of Lord Ganesha, the Lord of Peace, Prosperity and Wisdom.
Year Of Publication: 2014
Pages : 108p.
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Through 100 inspiring quotes on Faith and Trust, the authors address one’s relationship within and with external elements. Each quote is attuned to a stimulating painting of Lord Ganesha, the Lord of Peace, Prosperity and Wisdom. Many wise men and women have worked on this wonderful concept of relationship and brought forth a number of thought-provoking and enlightening quotes for one to relish. The authors have supplemented these great personalities with their own creations.
Relationships cannot take place and sustain without Faith and Trust, be it between individuals, families, friends, organizations, societies, or nations. In simple words, it is the willingness of one party to rely on the actions of another. It is the foundation of all one does in his/her life. Trust self first, then others. From trust emanates team spirit and the capability of delegating responsibilities and powers. When it moves up to a higher helm, an individual transcends apparent limits, discovering new and awesome strengths that one was previously unaware of.
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