Vedic-Hindu principles and spirituality transcend the Judeo-Christian-Islamic definition of "religion", and contain much more -- they include the arts, sciences and technology. I have posted the following excerpts (and many more) over the years:
o Excerpt 1 - Indians originated concepts of zero, infinity, numerals o Excerpt 2 - 'Science. We did it first' o Excerpt 3 - Tachyons lose mass, energy the faster they travel o Excerpt 4 - Mundakopanishad, Atharv Ved: Tachyons faster than light o Excerpt 5 - Astronomy in ancient Bharat o Excerpt 6 - Knowledge of equinoxes, precession, astrology, palmistry o Excerpt 7 - Achievements of Vedic-Hindu sage-scientists
[ India's heritage of solving problems is often [ overshadowed by centuries of colonialism and conquest. [ Outside Delhi I visited one of the oldest monuments to [ that history . . . pillar of iron alloy, smelted by [ Indian metallurgists with such skill that it has remained [ rustless for 1,500 years. (Photograph on page 533.) [ [ These superb technicians were brethren of Indian thinkers [ who originated the concepts of zero and infinity and [ devised the inaccurately named Arabic numeral system, [ giving the science of mathematics to a world drenched in [ superstitious ignorance. [ [ - Bryan Hodgson in National Geographic Magazine, [ Volume 167, Number 4, April 1985, page 527
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[ From: Dr. Jai Maharaj [ Subject: Re: Animal Killers are Savages [ Date: 16 Jul 1994 [ [...] [ Tachyons -- as everyone knows, don't they? -- are the [ whiz kids of Einstein's light theories. They are faster [ than light particles (would we see them if they had [ headlights?) built as cosmic balancers into Albert's [ equations. They represent metaphysical outriders in the [ material physics' description of the universe. [ [ Einstein didn't think up his gravity and light theories. [ He intuitively imagined them in a process called "thought [ experiment." He saw them in a trance-like state. No [ experiments. Others nearly verified his theories [ experimentally much later. [ [ And that is basically how the Vedic scientitists of [ millenia past parted the fabric of the cosmos -- with the [ meditative mind. The results revolutionized human [ knowledge and culture, and foreshadowed and outpaced many [ of today's most exotic biological, astronomical and [ atomic principles. [ [ As much as the world honors Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, [ Plank, Rutherford, Einstein and Heisenburg, the people of [ India could have a bumper sticker that reads, "Science. [ We did it first." [ [ And science was not separated from the sacred as it is [ today. Vedic science is charged with supernatural [ connections and purpose, ultimately plugged into the [ primeval energy and omniscience (omni-science) of [ Brahman. [ [ The invention of the decimal, of numeration, including [ the principles of zero and infinity in ancient India, are [ some of the greatest contributions to human knowledge. [ Some other discoveries include the heliocentric system of [ astronomy, the concept of lunar mansions, or nakshatr's; [ the precession of equinoxes due to Earth's axial tilt and [ the determination of their rate; the establishment of [ luni-solar and planetary years; the construction of an [ astronomical calendar on a scientific basis; the rotation [ of Earth on its axis; the knowledge of algebraic, [ geometric and trigonometric principles; the spherical [ shapes of planets; the role of interplanetary attraction [ in equilibrium; to name only a few. [ [ Vedic notions concerning time and space, the nature of [ light and heat, gravity and magnetic attraction and the [ wave-theory of sound, were later re-confirmed by modern [ science. [ - Hinduism Today, 1994 [ Excerpt 2 ends
[ ''Forty years ago physicists were convinced that they had [ discovered the smallest particle in the atom. Today they [ know that there is a subatomic world which is tinier than [ the atomic nucleus and contains much more energy than [ anything that we can so far conceive of as 'nascent [ energy.' [ [ The concept of time breaks down in this miraculous world. [ Physicists no longer know where or how they should [ classify the electron, that building stone and atomic [ envelope. With mathematically proven particles which [ travel faster than light -- say, the tachyons, tradyons [ and luxyons calculated by Gerald Feinberg -- all concepts [ of time collapse definitely. They behave in exactly the [ opposite way to our 'normal' elementary particles. [ [ Instead of exhibiting infinite mass and with infinite [ energy when they reach the speed of light -- as Einstein [ reckoned they would -- these particles lose mass and [ energy the faster they travel. What is really [ inconceivable is that the speed of light is the lowest [ limit of their velocity -- above it they can reach a [ trillion fold the speed of light.'' [ [ - Erich Von Daniken, Miracle of the Gods, Dell Pubs., [ Inc., 1975, p. 163. [ Excerpt 3 ends
[ From: Dr. Jai Maharaj [ Subject: Re: India owes $92.8 Billion to the World [ Date: 1998/06/22 [ [ [...] And how much does the rest of the world owe to [ Bharat as a result for the following contributions? [ [ This is a partial list, couresy of Prasad Gokhale: [ [ *************************************** [ Achievements of the Ancients [ ---------------------------- [ (Courtesy: Dr.P.V. Vartak, Pune, India) [ *************************************** [ [ Medical Sciences [ ---------------- [ [ Knowledge Ancient Reference Modern [ Reference [ --------- ----------------- -------------- [ [ Plastic Surgery (Repair of nose Sushruta A German [ Surgeon [ by the skin flap on forehead) (4000 - 2000 BCE) (1968 CE) [ [ Artificial Limb RigVed (1-116-15) 20th Century [ [ Chromosomes Cunavidhi(Mahabharat) 1860-1910 CE [ (5500 BCE) [ [ Number of Chromosomes (23) Mahabharat-5500 BCE 1890 CE [ [ Combination of Male and Female Shrimad Bhagwat 20th Century [ chromosomes in zygote (4000 BCE) [ [ Analysis of Ears RigVed Labyrinth [ [ -McNally [ [ Eitereya Upanishad 1925 [ (6000 BCE) [ [ Beginning of the Foetal Heart Eitereya Up. Robinson, 1972 [ in the second month of pregnancy Shrimad Bhagwat [ [ Parthenogenesis Mahabharat 20th Century [ [ Test Tube Babies [ a) from the ovum only Mahabharat Not possible yet [ [ b) from the sperm only Mahabharat Not possible yet [ c) from both ovum and sperm Mahabharat Steptoe, 1979 [ [ Elongation of Life in Shrimad Bhagwat Not yet [ confirmed [ Space Travel [ [ Cell Division (in 3 layers) Shrimad Bhagwat 20th Century [ [ Embryology Eitereya Upanishad 19th Century [ (6000 BCE) [ [ Micro-organisms Mahabharat 18th Century [ [ A material producing a disease S-Bhagwat (1-5-33) Haneman,18thCent. [ can prevent or cure the disease [ in minute quantity [ [ Developing Embyro in Vitro. Mahabharat 20th Century [ [ Life in trees and plants Mahabharat Bose,19thcent. [ [ 16 Functions of the Brain Eitereya Upanishad 19-20th Cent. [ [ Definition of Sleep Prashna-Upanishad 20th Century [ Patanjali Yogsootra [ [ ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [ [ Physical Sciences [ ----------------- [ [ Knowledge Ancient Reference Modern Reference [ --------- ----------------- ---------------- [ Velocity of Light RigVed 19th Century [ Sayan Bhashya (1400 CE) [ [ Trans-Saturnean Planets Mahabharat (5500 BCE) 17-19th Century [ [ [ [ Space Travel to another Shrimad Bhagwat Under Trials [ solar system (4000 BCE) [ [ Gravitational Force Prashnopanishad 17th Century [ (6000 BCE) [ Shankaracharya [ (500 BCE) [ [ Ultravoilet Band Sudhumravarna --- [ (Mundakopanishad - M.U) [ [ Infra-red Band Sulohita (M.U) --- [ [ Tachyons faster than light Manojava (M.U) Sudarshan, 1968 [ [ Nuclear Energy Spullingini (M.U) 20th Cent. [ [ Black Holes Vishvaruchi (M.U) 20th Century [ [ Monsoon at Summer Solstice RigVed (23720 BCE) --- [ [ Entry in South America by Valmiki Ramayan --- [ Aeroplanes (7300 BCE) [ [ Phosphorescent Trident at V.Ramayan 1960 CE [ the Bay of Pisco, Peru, [ S.America [ [ Aeroplanes RigVed --- [ Ramayan [ Samarangan Sutradhara [ (1050 CE) [ [ Robot Samarangan Sootradhara --- [ [ Atom (Divisible) Shrimad Bhagwat Dalton [ (Indivisible) [ (4000 BCE) 1800 CE [ [ Subatomic Particles (Electr, Shrimad Bhagwat(4000 BCE) Thomas, [ Rutherford [ Proton,Neutron and other) (Param-Mahan) Chadwick (20th [ Cent.) [ [ Genesis of Universe RigVed (>10000 BCE) Gamaow, et.al [ (1950) [ (Nasadeeya Sootra) [ [ Atom Bomb Mahabharat (5500 BCE) 1945 CE [ (Brahm-Astra) [ [ Sound Energy used to powder Mahabharat (Vajrastra) Gavreau, 1964 [ materials [ [ Mercury as energy source for Samrangan Sutradhara Indian Express, [ aeroplanes 20-10-1979 CE [ [ North Pole Valmiki Ramayan Piery, 1909 CE [ [ Antartica Valmiki Ramayan Piery, 1950 CE [ Premordial matter from RigVed (>10000 BCE) 20th Century [ which the universe emanated (Ambha) [ [ Formations of premordial RigVed (>10000 BCE) Gammow, 1950 [ matter (Ambha-Nasadeeya) [ [ Natural Cycle of Water RigVed (>10000 BCE) 19th Cent. [ Valmiki Ramayan [ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- [ [ Physical Sciences [ ----------------- [ [ Electricity (DC) Mitra/Varuna-Teja/Agasti 18th Cent. [ [ Water Analysis by Agasti (Prana+Udana) 19th Cent. [ electricity (H2 + O) [ [ Electroplating Agasti 19th Cent. [ [ Vega becoming Pole Star Mahabharat (Vanaparva) --- [ [ Seven Colors in sunrays RigVed (8-72-16) --- [ [ Black Spots on the Sun Valmiki Ramayan --- [ [ Temporary Bridge on Sea Valmiki Ramayan --- [ [ Equinox's and Solstice's RigVed (10-18-1) --- [ [ Meteors "Ulka" AtharvaVed (19-9) --- [ [ Pythagorus Theorm Sulbha Sootra (800 BCE) Pythagorus, 500 [ BCE [ [ Comet (at Mula) Valmiki Ramayan --- [ [ Mars in Aldebaren V.Ramayan not occured in [ last [ "Breathing" of a Star RigVed (Nasadeeya) Gamov, 1950 [ [ [ Gravity and Heat Production RigVed (Nasadeeya) Gamov, 1950 [ in a Star [ [ Order of origin of space, RigVed, Upanishads --- [ gases, heat, water and earth [ [ Life on Earth Mahabharat, Puranas Salem, Jogesh [ 1980 [ 1.7 X 10^10 years Pati-10^10 years [ [ Layers of Atmosphere accor- V.Ramayan (Kish.8) --- [ ding to specific gravity [ [ Microscope Mahabharat (5500 BCE) 16th Century [ ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [ [ Jai Maharaj [ http://www.mantra.com/jai [ Om Shanti [ Excerpt 4 ends
[ Astronomy in ancient Bharat [ [ email@example.com wrote: [ [ Here is an extract from a book on the topic "Astronomy in [ Ancient India": [...] "Astronomy is one area which has [ fascinated all mankind from the beginnings of history. In [ India the first references to astronomy are to be found [ in the Rg Ved which is dated around 2000 BCE. Vedic [ Aryans in fact deified the Sun, Stars and Comets. [ "Astronomy was then interwoven with astrology and [ since ancient times Indians have involved the planets [ (called Grahas) with the determination of human fortunes. [ The planets Shani, i.e. Saturn and Mangal i.e. Mars were [ considered inauspicious. [ In the working out of horoscopes (called [ Janmakundali), the position of the Navagrahas, nine [ planets plus Rahu and Ketu (mythical demons, evil forces) [ was considered. The Janmakundali was a complex mixture of [ science and dogma. But the concept was born out of [ astronomical observations and perception based on [ astronomical phenomenon. [ "In ancient times personalities like Aryabhatta and [ Varahamihira were associated with Indian astronomy. [ "It would be surprising for us to know today that this [ science had advanced to such an extent in ancient India [ that ancient Indian astronomers had recognised that stars [ are same as the sun, that the sun is center of the [ universe (solar system) and that the circumference of the [ earth is 5000 Yojanas. One Yojana being 7.2 kms., the [ ancient Indian estimates came close to the actual figure. [ [...] Regards Sudheer
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[ Count Louis Hamon, known to millions as Cheiro, earned [ the highest appellations through thirty years of diligent [ study of the science of prediction. He was an expert in [ both astrology and numerology but was most famous for his [ amazing knowledge of palmistry. He wrote in 1949: [ [ "As regards the people who first understood and practiced [ this study of the hand, we find undisputed proofs of [ their learning and knowledge. Long before Rome or Greece [ or Israel was even heard of, the monuments of India point [ back to an age of learning beyond, and still beyond. [ [ "From the astronomical calculations that the figures in [ their temples represent, it has been estimated that the [ Hindus understood the precession of the equinoxes [ centuries before the Christian era. [ [ "In some of the ancient cave temples, the mystic figures [ of the [deities] silently tell that such knowledge had [ been possessed and used in advance of all those nations [ afterward so celebrated for their learning. [ [ "It has been demonstrated that to make a change from one [ sign to another in the zodiacal course of the sun must [ have occupied at least 2,140 years, and how many [ centuries elapsed before such changes came to be observed [ and noticed it is impossible even to estimate. [ [ "The intellectual power that was necessary to make these [ observations speaks for itself; and yet it is to such a [ people that we trace the origin of the study under [ consideration. With the spread of the Hindu teachings [ into other lands do we trace the spread of knowledge of [ palmistry. [ [ "The Hindu Vedas are the oldest scriptures that have been [ found, and according to some authorities they have been [ the foundation of even the Greek schools of learning." [ [ - Cheiro's Language Of The Hand by Cheiro; Herbert [ Jenkins Limited, London, 1949.
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[ Following are a few highlights of some inventions by our [ ancient sage-scientists -- most of these are excerpted from [ the MICHIGAN DAILY of January 24, 1992: [ [ ASTRONOMY: In the 5th century CE, Vedic scientist and [ astronomer Bhaskaracharya confirmed earlier calculations of [ the ancients of the time taken by earth to orbit the Sun to [ nine decimal places, 365.258756484 days -- a value that was [ later accepted by modern science. [ [ MEDICINE: Sushruta performed surgery in India, 3,000 years [ ago, using 125 kinds of surgical instruments "so advanced they [ could cut a hair longitudinally." Physician Charaka described [ the functions of the heart and the circulatory system 2,000 [ years before the English physician Dr. Harvey. [ [ PHYSICS: According to Nobel prize-winner Dr. David [ Josephson, the Vedas hold the key to the laws of the mind [ and thought process which are correlated to the quantum [ fields that are the operation and distribution of particles [ at atomic and molecular levels. [ [ METALLURGY: India's heritage of solving problems is often [ overshadowed by centuries of colonialism and conquest. Outside [ Delhi I visited one of the oldest monuments to that history... [ pillar of iron alloy, smelted by Indian metallurgists with [ such skill that it has remained rust-less for 1,500 years. [ (Photograph on page 533.) These superb technicians were [ brethren of Indian thinkers who originated the concepts of [ zero and infinity and devised the inaccurately named Arabic [ numeral system, giving the science of mathematics to a world [ drenched in superstitious ignorance. - Bryan Hodgson in the [ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Volume 167, Number 4, April 1965 [ page 527. [ [ GENERAL: "It is already becoming clear that the chapter [ which had a Western beginning will have to have an Indian [ ending if it is not to end in self-destruction of the human [ race." - Dr. Arnold Toynbee, world historian.
The terrorist mission of Jesus stated in the Christian bible:
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not so send peace, but a sword. "For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. "And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. - Matthew 10:34-36.
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