[From the draft to become Chapter 29 of the Second Edition of my Autobiographical Memoir, On the Loom of Time ( see www,shivakantjha.org)]
I had begun this Chapter with the words of Lord Krishna:
uddhared atmana’tmanam Na’tmanam avasadayet
atmai ’va hy atmano bandhuratmai’va ripur atmanah.
(We are our own friends, we are our own foes.)
I would underscore this idea quoting from the Holy Quran that they thought it appropriate to inscribe on the arc-shaped outer-lobby of our Lok Sabha: Arabic quotation
‘इ_नलाहो ला यूगय यरो मा _बकौ _मनह_ता युगय यरो वा _बन _तसे हुम
I understand its original Quranic text runs thus: