Sunday, July 28, 2013

Science in Rigved

This is my debut post on the speaking tree:----

These days i am reading the 'pratham mandal '( first volume) of Rig Ved as translated by Maharshi Dayanand.I have only read up to 'sukta 62' but it is enough to amaze me.It has opened for me a window through which i can glimpse the vast treasure of our ancestors' knowledge.In those days.....


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37 comments :

  1. isn't it all amazing ----the facts --and the fact that our ancestors had all the knowledge thousands of years ago --that which we call discovery and science today -----our glorious past and how we lost it all due to greed,selfishness ----I dont know if you agree with me or not but selfishness according to me has been the writer of India's history
    thanks for this post
    warm regards
    rajni

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  2. Good morning Rajni!
    No doubt selfishness has been our undoing--and a lack of national pride-otherwise how could so many tribes have come & enslaved us?
    Lots of love!

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  3. That sounds great. Although I'm a Chaturvedi but I've not read anyone of them yet. I'm planning to read Rig Ved too.

    Rudraksh Pathak
    www.tekdig.net

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  4. That sounds great. Although I'm a Chaturvedi but I've not read anyone of them yet. I'm planning to read Rig Ved too.

    Rudraksh Pathak
    www.tekdig.net

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  5. Sounds Great. Although I'm a Chaturvedi but I've not read anyone of them. I'm planning to read Rig Ved too.

    Rudraksh Pathak
    www.tekdig.net

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    1. Rudraksh welcome.Yes it gives a nice feeling that we were so ahead in our thinking.You begin to read it,you shall know a lot about your ancestors.

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  6. Very informative post. I feel all our rituals, Vedas, traditions etc have scientific meaning behind them. We need to understand those and follow.

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    1. Thank you Ranjana.Perhaps the rituals too had meanings but they have dulled with time.

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  7. Done with your blog review.

    http://luciferhouseinc.blogspot.in/2013/07/jeete-raho.html

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    1. Thanks a million TF,i will rush there now!

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  8. Very fascinating indeed Indu. Our ancestors had extraordinary vision and brilliance!

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  9. Wonderful to see you featured on Speakingtree, Indu! congrats. I will never cease to be amazed by your multifarious interests and knowledge about things. Proud to be your friend :)

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  10. Zephyr you put me to shame-it is the other way around.
    You have lofted me upon cloud nine!
    Thanks a billion!

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  11. I am trying to read and understand Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit, requires a huge effort!
    I like your project too, don't know when i can start something like that.

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  12. Indrani i too have forgotten much of Sanskrit which i read till Hr Sec ,it sort of slows down the progress.Ditto with Rig Ved.

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  13. Bravo, Indu! So you are becoming famous.

    In the Hindu Creation myth we also find the Cosmic Egg concept.

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    1. That's right.One wonders how they came to know all this.

      Me & famous?

      Jeeteraho !

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  14. From darkness towards enlightenment..... Good to know that your journey has begun. Keep on throwing light for lesser mortals like us. Keep on writing.
    Sabyasachi

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    1. Sabyasachi--no,not lesser mortals,don't be so modest.

      With encouragement like yours,it is a joy to write.

      Thanks!

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  15. I too feel there is touch of science in every bit of Hindu ritual our ancestors had practiced and left for us to follow..they really amuse!!!!

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    1. True-with the passing of time the reasons behind rituals got lost.
      Thanks for coming over Ranita.

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  16. Indeed we have a large treasure trove of knowledge in the vedas ! We need to find time to delve into it!

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  17. Indeed time is a big constraint.

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  18. Poetry, scriptures and the like are open to many interpretations. This particular interpretation is also likely to change after a few years or decades...

    I remember one of my maths teachers starting a class on infinity with a shloka from Brihadaranyka Upanishad: "Poornamata, poornamitam..." I.e., "Infinity here, infinity there; take away infinity from infinity and infinity remains." He interpreted it to mean:"Infinity minus infinity is equal to infinity." He was teaching us the meaning of infinity in maths.

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  19. This shloka means that if you take out the whole--i.e brahmand or cosmos--out of the whole--i.e the creator--the whole-which means the cause of creation remains ;which is complete in itself.

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  20. It is treasure fullof knowledge.
    But,are we really learning from Vedas?Are we teaching our children what our parents taught us?Will Vedas remain relevant to the coming generation?

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  21. Very valid questions Chowla jee.Alas the young generation is focused on other things.

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  22. Congrtas, Indu!! Nice to see you featured on speaktree. Enjoyed reading your article, and have left my comment there...
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  23. Thank you ever so much.I see you too have joined it-congrats to you too.

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  24. This is an achievement worth praises :) Indu .. I tried signing up with platform to comment .. alas speakingtree did not move me even a single bit .. hence could not express myself out there !!

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    1. i am sorry you had to face that problem and thanks for coming here.
      Your praise has indeed added to my cup of joy.

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  25. Good read.. Incidentally, I am writing a similar article and will post it soon.

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  26. Good read..Incidentally, I am writing a similar article and will post it soon.

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    1. aamjunta welcome here,it will be interesting to read your post,will it be on speakingtree?

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