“Truth alone triumphs”
5,000 year old ancient civilization 325 languages spoken – 1,652 dialects 18 official languages 29 states, 5 union territories 3.28 million sq. kilometers - Area 7,516 kilometers - Coastline 1.3 Billion population. 5600 dailies, 15000 weeklies and 20000 periodicals in 21 languages with a combined circulation of 142 million. GDP $576 Billion. (GDP rate 8%) Parliamentary form of Government Worlds largest democracy. Worlds 4th largest economy. World-class recognition in IT, bio-technology and space. Largest English speaking nation in the world. 3rd largest standing army force, over 1.5Million strong. 2nd largest pool of scientists and engineers in the World.
India has the largest movie industry in the world, producing over 800 movies a year.
Chief Executive of McKinsey & Co. Chief Executives of Standard Chartered Bank (Rana Talwar) Chief Executive officer of Vodafone (Arun Sarin) President of AT & T-Bell Labs (Arun Netravali) Vice-Chairman and founder of Juniper Networks (Pradeep Sindhu) Founder of Bose Audio (Amar Bose) Founder. Founder and creator of Hotmail (Sabeer Bhatia).Indians abroad
A snapshot of Indians at the helm of leading Global businesses
The Co-founder of Sun Microsystems (Vinod Khosla). Creator of Pentium Chip (Vinod Dahm). chip designer Cirrus Logic (Suhas Patil ) Chairman and CEO of Computer Associates (Sanjay Kumar) Head of (HPC WorldWide) of Unilever Plc. (Rajat Gupta) President and CFO of Pepsi Cola (Indra Nooyi) President of United Airlines (Rono Dutta) GM of Hewlett Packard (Rajiv Gupta) President and CEO of US Airways (Rakesh Gangwal) Chief Executive of CitiBank (Victor Menezes). (Keki Dadiseth) Chief Executive Officer of HSBC (Aman Mehta) Director and member of Executive Board of Goldman Sachs (Girish Reddy) Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (Raghuram Rajan) Former CTO of Novell Networks (Kanwal Rekhi)
IBM employees. Britain 5% 4. Pakistan 2% 10.
Of the 1. 35% of Silicon Valley start-ups are by Indians.Indians in the USA. Japan 2% 8. NASA scientists.
Statistics that show: 38% of 12% of 36% of 34% of 28% of 17% of 13% of doctors in the USA. Microsoft employees. Philippines 3% 5. scientists in the USA. INTEL scientists. India 44% 2. 1/5th of them live in the Silicon Valley. Taiwan 2% 7. XEROX employees. Indian students are the largest in number among foreign students in USA. US H1-B Visa applicants country of origin
1. Germany 2% 9.
. France 2%
… are Indians. China 9% 3. Canada 3% 6.5M Indians living in the USA.
So what do we import from India? We import people.“
“Think about that for a minute: A kid from India using an Ivy League university as a safety school. at Princeton. “…the smartest. told its audience of more than 10 Million viewers that “IIT may be the most important university you've never heard of. the most successful. most influential Indians who've migrated to the US seem to share a common credential: They are graduates of the IIT. they have gotten scholarships at MIT.“IIT = Harvard + MIT + Princeton”
“IIT = Harvard + MIT + Princeton” . TVs from Korea and Whiskey from Scotland.” “…in science and technology. IIT undergraduates leave their American counterparts in the dust. cars from Japan. says CBS „60 Minutes‟. really smart people." co-host Leslie Stahl began while introducing the segment on IIT. at Caltech.
CBS' highly-regarded „60 Minutes‟. That's how smart these guys are." "The United States imports oil from Saudi Arabia.”
There are “cases where students who couldn't get into computer science at IIT.”
. the most widely watched news programme in the US.
Sounds of India
000.000 years of history.000 ($1Trillion) in real-terms today.000.000.
.000 (£1Billion) by 1901.000.
India was the richest country on Earth until the time of the British in the early 17th Century Robert Clive‟s personal wealth amassed from the blunder of Bengal during 1750‟s was estimated at around £401. Taking into consideration interest rates and inflation this would be worth close to $1.102
It has been estimated that the total amount of treasure that the British looted from India had already reached £1.It is the only society in the world which has never known slavery.000. India never invaded any country in her last 10.
A Brief History of Time
Vedic Civilization Indus & Saraswati Civilizations Rise of Jainism and Buddhism Mauryan Period Golden Age of Indian Arts & Sciences Muslim Invasions The Mughal Empire Portuguese Invasion The British East-India Company The British Empire India's Freedom Struggle Independence Modern India 2020 Vision
India invented the Number System. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in civilization. Students from all over the World studied more than 60 subjects. He also had some clear notions on differential calculus. The World's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. size . The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education. rotation and correct speed of Earth in 499 AD. Christopher Columbus was attracted India's wealth and was looking for route to India when he discovered the American continent by mistake. the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.
Aryabhatta was the first to explain spherical shape. The word „Navigation‟ is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. Charaka.a report in Forbes magazine.
Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit 'Nou'. and the Theory of Continued Fraction. The place value system. The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago.
Sanskrit is considered the mother of all higher languages. and therefore suitable language for computer software . In Siddhanta Siromani (Bhuvanakosam 6) Bhaskaracharya II described about gravity of earth about 400 years before Sir Isaac Newton. Sanskrit is the most precise. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.diameter.
. July 1987.
Languages of India
Urdu Punjabi Hindi
Gujarati Marathi Konkani Kannada Telegu Sanskrit
.000 years ago. They have been passed through oral tradition for over 10. They date back to the beginning of Indian civilization and are the earliest literary records of the human mind.Vedic Philosophy
The Vedas are the oldest written text on our planet today.000 years. and first appeared in written form between 2500 .5.
Veda means “Knowledge” in Sanskrit.
over 100.Knowledge of Medicine. Siksha – Phonetics.549 verses Ayur Veda . Kena – Austerity. Faith and warning of Ignorance. Work. Kaushitaki – Karma. 3. Chandogya – Reincarnation.
Sulba Sutra – Knowledge of Mathematics Yoga Sutra . Dharnur Veda – Science of Archery and War.Knowledge of Hymns.000 verses Upanishads
Jyotisha – Astrology and Astronomy.“
Yajur Veda . only men describe it in different ways. Mundaka – Discipline.Knowledge of Meditation Kama Sutra .Knowledge of Love and Sex
.Knowledge of Classical Music. Soul. 10.The Ancient Vedic Hymns
Rig Veda . Aitareya – Creation of the Universe. Kalpa – Rituals and Legal matters.Knowledge of Liturgy. 1.988 verses Sama Veda .859 verses
“There is only one truth. and Restraint. Man and Evolution.
It is the oldest.Sanskrit (संस्कृत )
Sanskrit was the classical language of India. systematic language in the world. older than Hebrew and Latin. most scientific. It became the language of all cultured people in India and in the countries that were influenced by India.
Sanskrit literally means “refined” or “perfected”
matar pitar bhratar svasar gyaamti trikonamiti dvaar ma naman smi eka
mother papa / father brother sister geometry trigonometry door me name smile equal
'measuring the earth’ 'measuring triangular forms‘ ‘first person pronoun’
Nilakanta discovered Newton‟s Infinite Geometric Progression convergent series.
Theory of Continued Fraction was discovered by Bhaskaracharya II. Arithmetic progression is explained in Yajurveda.
Govindaswamin discovered Newton Gauss Interpolation formula about 1800 years before Newton. Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365. Parameswaracharya discovered Lhuiler‟s formula about 400 years before Lhuiler.
Aryabhatta also propounded the Heliocentric theory of gravitation. Madhavacharya discovered Leibnitz power series for pi about 300 years before Leibnitz.
Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart.
Madhavacharya discovered Taylor series of Sine and Cosine function about 250 years before Taylor.258756484 days
Infinity was well known for ancient Indians. thus predating Copernicus by almost one thousand years.
Indians discovered Arithmetic and Geometric progression.
Vateswaracharya discovered Newton Gauss Backward Interpolation formula about 1000 years before Newton.
. Madhavacharya discovered Gregory Leibnitz series for the Inverse Tangent about 280 years before Gregory. Bhaskaracharya II in Beejaganitha(stanza-20) has given clear explanation with examples for infinity
Positive and Negative numbers and their calculations were explained first by Brahmagupta in his book Brahmasputa Siddhanta. Madhavacharya discovered Newton Power series.
Similarities to Greek mythology
Hercules (Herakles) fighting the Lernaean Hydra
Krishna (Harekrsna) fighting the Kaliya Serpent
his abode is Mount Olympus
. his abode is Mount Kailas.Similarities to Greek mythology
Dionysus (Dionysos) holding a Trident Shiva. with the moon in the background. resting on a leopard skin with a Cobra perched beside him. with leopard by his side. holding the Trident. Himalayas
Dionysus (Dionysos) encircled with a snake.
In ancient Egypt.
The last of these kings in the aforementioned lists was the hero who led seven others aboard a vessel in which they survived the global Flood.
In ancient India.Similarities to Biblical mythology
The ancient Vedic Aryan Hindus (Indus Saraswati) spoke about a series of Ten Pitris who ruled before the global Flood.
In ancient Babylon. the Seven Apkallu. the Flood hero was Toth who survived the Deluge along with the Seven Sages. the hero was Manu who survived the global-Flood "pralaya" with the Seven Rishis.
Ancient Babylonian legend speaks of a pre-Flood series of ten kings. the hero's name was Zisudra who spear-headed the survival on the Ark of seven other humans. The ancient Egyptians described Ten Shining Ones who ruled consecutively before the Deluge.
were situated far away from any civilization.Did the Vedic Aryans travel as far as Easter Island?
The Easter Islands located in the Pacific Ocean. The craftsmanship of these islands corresponds to the one of the ancient Incas.
The sign script of the Easter Islands almost equals the ancient scripts of Indus Valley.
Easter Island symbols
Indus Saraswati symbols
Were the Ancient Vedic civilisation of Indus Saraswati valley Trans-Oceanic seafarers?
last compiled in 1000 BC.7 miles. believed to be handed down from 3000 BC by aid of complex mnemonic recital methods still known today.
A textbook on astronomy of ancient India. Showed the distance between the Earth and the Moon as 253.840 miles. Compared to modern measurements of 252.The Surya Siddhanta.710 miles.926.
.000 miles. compared to modern measurements of 7. Showed the Earth's diameter to be 7.
Indians established Harappan culture in the Sindhu Valley Civilization. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians. physiology. Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient India. Quadratic equations were propounded by Sridharacharya in the 11th century.
. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 1053 with specific names as early as 5000 BC during the Vedic period. and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. urinary stones and even plastic surgery. Detailed knowledge of anatomy. fractures.
When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago. Even today. artificial limbs. Over 125 surgical equipments were used. genetics and immunity is also found in many texts. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like caesareans. the largest used number is Tera: 1012.
Maharshi Sushruta is the father of surgery.
The value of "pi" was first calculated by Boudhayana. cataract. trigonometry and calculus came from India. Algebra. This was „validated‟ by British scholars in 1999. embryology. aetiology. digestion. metabolism.
Brahmagupta, 630 A.D., said, the following about Gravity,
“Bodies fall towards the earth as it is in the nature of the earth to attract bodies, just as it is in the nature of water to flow".
RigVedas (1.50), a hymn addressed to the Sun, refers quite clearly that the Sun traverses 2,202 yojanas in half a nimesha. This is in fact refers to the speed of light. The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara temple at Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The shikhara is made from a single '80tonne' piece of granite.
The world famous and priceless “Kohinoor” diamond, which is set in the Crown of the British monarch (Queen Victoria, and Elizabeth II), was acquired from India. According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world. Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was reportedly invented in India.
The game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called 'Mokshapat.' The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices.
Kalarippayat - Origin of Martial arts – 200 BC
Kerala, South India, guardians of the origins of modern martial-arts, influenced by Yoga and connected to the ancient Indian sciences of war (dhanur-veda) and medicine (ayur-veda). The origin of kung-fu begins with the legend of a monk named Bodhidharma (also known as Ta Mo) who travelled from India to China around 500 A.D.
Bharata Natyam Manipuri
7 Classical Dance forms
D.D. 1972 20th Century Not possible yet Not possible yet Not yet 20th Century 19th Century 18th Century Haneman. 20th Century Labyrinth Robinson.India's ancient achievements in Medical Science
Artificial Limb Number of Chromosomes (23) Combination of Male and Female Analysis of Ears Beginning of the Foetal Parthenogenesis Test Tube Babies ( from the ovum only) Test Tube Babies ( from the sperm only) Elongation of Life in confirmed Space Travel Cell Division (in 3 layers) Embryology Micro-organisms A material producing a disease can prevent or cure the disease in minute quantity Developing Embyro in Vitro Life in trees and plants 16 Functions of the Brain Eitereya Definition of Sleep Prashna-Upanishad Chromosomes
RigVed (1-116-15) Mahabharat (5500 BCE) Shrimad Bhagwat RigVed Heart Eitereya Upanishad -(6000 BCE) Mahabharat Mahabharat Shrimad Bhagwat Shrimad Bhagwat Eitereya Upanishad (6000 BCE) Mahabharat S-Bhagwat (1-5-33) Mahabharat Mahabharat Upanishad Yogsootra Cunavidhi (Mahabharat)(5500 BCE)
20th Century 1890 A. 19th Century 19th – 20th Century 20th Century 1860 – 1910 A.
. 18th Century 20th Century Bose.
Ramayana.C) Valmiki Ramayan (7300 B. Peru. S. Spullingini (Mundakopanishad) Vishvaruchi(Mundakopanishad) Eitereya Upanishad (6000 BCE) RigVed (23720 B.Sayan Bhashya (1400 A.C) Valmiki Ramayan (7300 B.U) Sulohita (M.D.India's ancient achievements in Physical Science
Velocity of Light Trans-Saturnean Planets Space Travel to another solar system Gravitational Force (Prashnopanishad) Ultraviolet Band Infra-Red Band Tachyons faster than light Nuclear Energy Black Holes Embryology Monsoon at Summer Solstice Entry in South America by Aeroplanes Phosphorescent Trident at the Bay of Pisco.) Samarangan Sutradhara (1050 A.D.C) RigVed.D.
.) Shrimad Bhagwat (4000 B.Samarangan Sutradhara (1050 A.(Mundakopanishad .D) Mahabharat (5500 BC) Shrimad Bhagwat (4000 BC) (6000 B.D.)
19th Century 17-19th Century Under trials 17th Century ------1968 20th Century 20th Century 19th Century ------1960 A.America Aeroplanes Robot Atom (Divisible) & (Indivisible)
RigVed .U) Manojava (Mundakopanishad) Sudarshan.C) Sudhumravarna .C.C) Shankaracharya (500 B. ------1800 A.M.
Robert Oppenheimer. on July 16.J.A. Now I am become death. that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One. . the destroyer of worlds.S.
“Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries. .“
Oppenheimer "the father of the atomic bomb" quoting from the Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita upon witnessing the mushroom cloud resulting from the detonation of the world‟s first atomic bomb in New Mexico.
American nuclear physicist (1904-1967):
"If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst into the sky. U. 1945.. . “
and to see in this cradle of the human race the native land of the highest philosophy. those of India. and which make such a contrast with the meanness of the results at which European genius has sometimes stopped. and truths so profound. which are beginning to spread in Europe – we discover there many a truth.
French Philosopher (1792-1867):
"When we read the poetical and philosophical monuments of the East – above all. that we are constrained to bend the knee before the philosophy of the East.Victor Cousin.“
former Ambassador of China to USA (1891-1962): "India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.Hu Shih.
At this supremely dangerous moment in human history. Arnold Joseph Toynbee.Dr. if it is not to end in the self-destruction of the human race."
British Historian (1889-1975): "It is already becoming clear that a chapter which had a Western beginning will have to have an Indian ending. the only way of salvation for mankind is the Indian way.
"We owe a lot to the Indians.“
“When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous. without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. who taught us how to count.
of much of our mathematics. and a unifying. and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages. India will teach us the tolerance and gentleness of the mature mind.Will Durant. arrogance and spoilation. mother. through the Buddha. mother. mother. the calm of the understanding spirit. (1885-1981): "India was the motherland of our race. the quiet content of the unacquisitive soul.
American historian. of the ideals embodied in Christianity. she was the mother of our philosophy. a pacifying love for all living things. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all". of self-government and democracy.”
. through the village community. through the Arabs. “Perhaps in return for conquest.
more copious than the Latin and more exquisitely refined than either. so strong. (1746-1794): “…The Sanskrit language is of wonderful structure. that no philologer could examine them all three. without first believing them to have sprung from some common source.Sir William Jones. a stronger affinity than could possibly have been produced by accident.
“. more perfect than the Greek. ”
serene. that dispelled once and for all. the dream about Christianity being the sole revelation.
Philosopher (1803-1882): "I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-Gita. nothing small or unworthy.. and the wonderful riches of Indian theological literature found. has yet a simple and grand religion. It was the first of books. It teaches to speak truth. consistent.and makes Europe appear the land of trifles.”
. it was as if an empire spoke to us. like a queenly countenance seen through a rich veil.Ralph Waldo Emerson.all is soul and the soul is Vishnu . the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us.. but large. through its clouds of legends. .“ “The Indian teaching. ..Nature makes a Brahmin of me presently. and to dispose trifles..cheerful and noble is the genius of this cosmogony” “When India was explored. love others. The East is grand .
“It is the most rewarding and the most elevating book which can be possible in the world. It has been the solace of my life – it will be the solace of my death.
German Philosopher (1788-1860):
"In the whole world there is no study so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads.Arthur Schopenhauer. “
“I believe that the influence of the Sanskrit literature will penetrate not less deeply than did the revival of Greek literature in the fifteenth century.
When I am at it. there is no touch of the sectarianism.Henry David Thoreau. It is of ages. I feel that I am under the spangled heavens of a summer night. I have felt that some unearthly and unknown light illuminated me. climes.“
. and nationalities and is the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge. In the great teaching of the Vedas.
American Philosopher (1817-1862): “…In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmological philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial." “…Whenever I have read any part of the Vedas.
of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps. of tigers and elephants. whose yesterdays bear date with the mouldering antiquities of the rest of the nations – the one sole country under the sun that is endowed with an imperishable interest for alien persons. the delirium of those days in Bombay has not left me and I hope it never will. wise and fool. great-grandmother of tradition. of famine and pestilence. bond and free. after a lapse of a year.
American Author (1835-1920):
“This is India! The land of dreams and romance. Even now.”
. rich and poor. and having seen once. by even a glimpse.Mark Twain. of a thousand religions and two million gods. the country of a hundred nations and a hundred tongues. for lettered and ignorant. would not give that glimpse for all the shows of all the rest of the globe combined. grandmother of legend. the cobra and the jungle. mother of history. of splendor and rags. cradle of the human race. of palaces and hovels. the one land that all men desire to see. of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty. birthplace of human speech.
American Philosopher and Author (b-1949):
“Larry [Warchowski] is just about as philosophically /spiritually well read as anyone you're likely to find. Larry said that when he found Ken's work. and The Matrix films are a stunning tribute to that fact. "It was like Schopenhauer discovering the Upanishads."
If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most developed some of it choicest gifts.
. I should point to India. here in Europe. more universal.
"India. in fact a more truly human life. in some parts a very paradise on earth. who have been nurtured most exclusively on the thoughts of the Greeks and Romans and of the Semitic race and the Jewish may draw that corrective which is most wanted in order to make our inner life more comprehensive. I should point to India. power and beauty that nature can bestow. what can it teach us?.Professor Max Muller. "If I were to look over the whole world to find out the country most richly endowed with all the wealth. again. I should point to India".
And if I were to ask myself from what literature we. has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life and has found solutions of some of them which will deserve the attention even of those who have studied Plato and Kant.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica says:
"Man must have an original cradle land whence the peopling of the earth was brought about by migration. the blessings of knowledge which is the second life of man. that country is assuredly India. the successive developments of which carried into all parts of the ancient world and even beyond. there have been many theories but the weight of evidence is in favour of Indo-Malaysia.” "If there is a country on earth which can justly claim the honour of having been the cradle of the Human race or at least the scene of primitive civilization.“
. As to man‟s cradle land.
2001): "For every human there is a quest to find the answer to why I am here. where did I come from. where am I going. they have this great feeling of something else that's just spiritual going on. Over there [India]. “
. For me that became the most important thing in my life. Everything else is secondary. who am I. which is nowhere." "Here everybody is vibrating on a material level.
Beatles (1943 .George Harrison.
Arabian Nights. and world‟s teacher in Trigonometry. phonetics."
. (1895-1976): “India was China‟s teacher in religion and imaginative literature. animal fables. grammar. and she inspired Boccasccio.
Chinese writer. Goethe. Schopenhauer and Emerson. chess as well as in philosophy.Lin Yutang. quadratic equations.
Author and Philosopher. who were only savages and barbarians when these Indian and Chinese peoples were civilized and learned. (1694-1778):
"It does not behove us. to dispute their antiquity."
. not only for the Indians. Hence its enduring value.Aldous Huxley. It is perhaps the most systematic spiritual statement of the perennial philosophy.
English novelist (1894-1963): “The (Bhagavad) Gita is one of the clearest and most comprehensive summaries of the perennial philosophy ever to have been done. but also for all mankind.
“Hindus and Buddhists. we are two sons of the same mother."
. And the end of the fight is a tombstone while with the name of the late deceased and the epitaph drear . For the Christian riles and the Hindu smiles and weareth the Christian down . „A fool lies here who tried to hustle the east‟ ".Rudyard Kipling
(1865-1936): “Now it is not good for the Christian's health to hustle the Hindu brown.
but not being fixed to them. but not adhering to it.Apollonius Tyaneus
Greek Thinker and Traveller. possessing everything but possessed by nothing."
. Inhabiting cities. 1st Century AD "In India I found a race of mortals living upon the Earth.
.John Archibald Wheeler
Theoretical Physicist. who coined “Black Hole” (b-1911): “I like to think that someone will trace how the deepest thinking of India made its way to Greece and from there to the philosophy of our times.
The Bible had been the yardstick for measuring time. but the infinitely vast time cycles of India suggested that the world was much older than anything the Bible spoke of.
It seem as if the Indian mind was better prepared for the chronological mutations of Darwinian evolution and astrophysics.
author of “Genius of India”: “Temporal notions in Europe were overturned by an India rooted in eternity.Guy Sorman.”
cannot perhaps be better illustrated than by the different state of those countries."
.Adam Smith. and that of the mercantile company [British East India Company] which oppresses and domineers in the East Indies[India]. and author of “Wealth of Nations”: (1723-1790) "The difference between the genius of the British constitution which protects and governs North America.
Father of economics.
less fierce. and Historian and Author of “Time Machine” and “War of the Worlds” (1866-1946): "The history of India for many centuries had been happier.H.G."
. Wells. and more dreamlike than any other history.meditative and peaceful and a nation of philosophers such as could nowhere have existed except in India. they built a character . In these favourable conditions.
that it is to the banks of the Ganges and the Indus that our hearts feel drawn as [if] by some hidden urge.”
“It will no longer remain to be doubted that the priests of Egypt and the sages of Greece have drawn directly from the original well of India.
…The Hindu systems of astronomy are by far the oldest and that from which the Egyptians.Jean-Sylvain Bailly.
French Astronomer. (1736-1793):
“The motion of the stars calculated by the Hindus before some 4500 years vary not even a single minute from the tables of Cassine and Meyer (used in the 19-th century). Greek.even the Jews derived from the Hindus their knowledge. Romans and .”
We veil ourselves with unnatural masks. literary critic. On the face of India are the tender expressions which carry the mark of the Creator's hand.”
. socialist spokesman (1856-1950): “The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural.
Irish dramatist.George Bernard Shaw. real way of life.
which became the dominant region of the subcontinent.Dr David Frawley. the culture shifted east to the more certain rivers of the Gangetic plain.”
. over the first fifty years since Independence. It had the most extensive urban culture in the world in the third millennium BCE with the many cities of the Indus and Sarasvati rivers. Unfortunately. Doctor. They have forgotten their own profound modern sages like Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo who projected modern and futuristic views of the Indian tradition. When the Sarasvati river of Vedic fame dried up in the second millennium BCE.
American Teacher. Speaker. Indian intellectuals look to the West with an adulation that is often blind. In its place is the continuity of a civilization and its literature going back to the earliest period of history. Gone is the old idea of the Aryan invasion and an outside basis for Indian culture. if not obsequious. Author. such as recent archaeological discoveries at Mehrgarh clearly reveal. India has not discovered its real roots. Its intellectuals have mimicked Western trends in thought. While Westerners come to India seeking spiritual knowledge. Historian “India possesses a great indigenous civilization dating back to 7000 BC.
Sights of India
Mount Kailas. Himalayas
“abode of snow” – in Sanskrit
The Beauty of Kashmir
Varanasi. Ganges River
Western Thar Desert. Rajasthan
.“Gods Own Country”.
The Gods of India
1 Billion people. 1 Billion Gods
Longest Epic in world literature with 100.The Ancient Indian Epics
The first Indian epic consisting of 24.000 verses divided into 7 books. composed about 6500 years ago.000 two-line stanzas. first composed about 5000 years ago.
the only choice is what to fight against.“
“When a man dwells on the objects of sense. there is no peace.”
“On action alone be your interest. circa 3100 B. follow their example: act. Such great souls are very rare. India. “
“This is how actions were done by the ancient seekers of freedom. Never on its fruits.
“After many births the wise seek refuge in me.The words of Lord Krsna crystallized in the Bhagavad Gita..” “For certain is death for the born. seeing me everywhere and in everything. Let not the fruits of action be your motive.” "Your very nature will drive you to fight.C. and for him without concentration. and desire breeds anger. And for the unpeaceful how can there ever be happiness? “
Lord Krsna counsels Prince Arjuna during the Great Mahabharata War. in Kurukshetra. “ “For the uncontrolled there is no wisdom. For the uncontrolled there is no concentration. he creates an attraction for them. Therefore over the inevitable you should not grieve. surrendering the fruits of action. and certain is birth for the dead. attraction develops into desire. Nor be thy attachment to inaction.
The state of absolute blessedness.The 4 kinetic ideas behind Hindu Vedic Spirituality Karma
The law of universal causality. Absolute reality. which connects man with the cosmos and condemns him to transmigrate. characterized by release from the cycle of reincarnations. situated somewhere beyond the cosmic illusion woven by Maya and beyond human experience as conditioned by Karma.
The world is not simply what it seems to the human senses.
Implies integration. bliss. bringing all the faculties of the psyche under the control of the self
. freedom from the pain and care of the external world.
The statue will be situated at Kushinagar. touching the Earth. Uttar Pradesh. where the Buddha passed away. The statue.000 years. destined to bring world peace.India: World's Largest Maitreya Buddha Statue
India has started construction of the World‟s largest Buddha statue. housing a huge temple with the feet resting on a Lotus.
. it is being designed to last for the next 1. will be seated on a throne 17-storeys high.
and $ 27 trillion by 2050. $ 10 trillion by 2038.Goldman Sachs Report of 1 October. becoming the 3rd largest economy after USA and China. $ 2 trillion by 2020. India will overtake Italy by the year 2016. Germany by 2023. UK by 2022. France by 2019.
. $ 3 trillion by 2025. In terms of GDP. $ 6 trillion by 2032. and Japan by 2032. 2003 – "Dreaming with BRICs: The path to 2050"
India's GDP will reach $ 1 trillion by 2011.
Progress during the last 20 years
Education (literacy rate)
Health (life expectancy)
Source: World Bank (2003)
who shall guard it? India alone can save India and India and Hinduism are one.who shall save it? If India's own children do not cling to her faith .”
Hinduism is the soil in to which India's roots are stuck and torn out of that she will inevitably wither as a tree torn out from its place.
Make no mistake. none so scientific. I find none so perfect. none so philosophical and none so spiritual than the great religion known by the name of Hinduism.
British Theosophical Society. without Hinduism. (1847-1933): “After a study of some forty years and more of the great religions of the world.
And if Hindus do not maintain Hinduism .Annie Wood Besant. India has no future.