The Purusha Suktam is one of the earliest compositions that occurs in the Rig Veda.
There are Five most sacred mantras that are revered and chanted by the Hindus in Temples and at Homes on auspicious occasions.
People perform this on a Daily basis as a part of their Daily Pooja.
These Five Suktas are,
Sri Suktam and
These five Suktas are to be recited at the time of Bathing the Deity.
Details on How a God is to be Bathed may be seen in my Post filed Hinduism.
If one looks the Universe and its workings it would be evident that everything in the Universe takes place in a rhythmic pattern.
Stars are formed, decay, Die and are regenerated.
Plants , animals and Man are born grow, decay and die.
Seasons come and go.
Everything in the world takes something from…
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Mind, as explained is the cause of all our reactions, emotions. We get attached to things which we perceive . Objects do not by themselves cause neither pleasure nor pain. It is our attachment to them because of the values or importance we assign them that causes either pleasure or pain. One can observe what has caused us pleasure at one point of time will cause us pain or we become indifferent to it. Yet the object remains the same. For instance when I was young I use to take pleasure in riding a bicycle,now I find it to be painful to ride. Similarly the things I use to yearn for have lost their charms for me. But these objects remain the same. My reactions to them have changed.
What is the reason? I have changed,my values, priorities have changed. Physically I have changed, my circumstances have changed. So the…
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I have been intrigued when I read about ancient History and Human migration.
It is said that a Group moved from the South Eastern portion, near Urals of the USSR to towards the east, south-east ans settled down in the land mass which was later christened as India.
This is the beginning of the Aryan Invasion theory.
Another group moved in waves intermittently into Europe.
Some people of the first wave from this group settled down in Spain, North Africa.
Then came the second wave, people from this group settled down area which are now called Bulgaria, Hungary and Germany.
Curious is the fact that the same theory states that these people had driven out or mingled with the people in these areas , like the Gauls, Saxons.
My confusion is that if the earlier people had come into Europe only from the…
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This is in continuation of my earlier article History of Mathematics Preface Bakshali Manuscript.We may now look some ancient Indian treatises on Mathematics.The names that come to one’ s mind are Aryabhatta and Varahamihira.
Aryabhata (Sanskrit: आर्यभट, ISO: Āryabhaṭa) or Aryabhata I (476–550 CE) was an Indian mathematician and astronomer of the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astronomy. He flourished in the Gupta Era and produced works such as the Āryabhaṭīya (which mentions that in 3600 Kali Yuga, 499 CE, he was 23 years old) and the Arya-siddhanta.Aryabhata(Sanskrit:आर्यभट,ISO:Āryabhaṭa) orAryabhata I(476–550CE)was anIndianmathematician and astronomer of the classical age ofIndian mathematicsandIndian astronomy. He flourished in theGupta Eraand produced works such as theĀryabhaṭīya(which mentions that in 3600Kali Yuga, 499 CE, he was 23 years old) and theArya-siddhanta.…
His major work,Aryabhatiya, a compendium of mathematics and astronomy, was extensively referred to in the Indian…
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Hindu Measurement of Time
The reason for this situation is the assumption that Time is Linear.
West thinks Time is Linear.
Time flows in one direction that is forward.
What if Time is Cyclic?
That is, it flows around and depending on where you are.
Time moves both forwards and backwards .
Time is a stream; so is Space. Per se they are Absolute.
They are Relative to the observer.
To put it in simpler words ,things exist in Space and Time at all times irrespective of your positioning and what we say to day has happened ,is right now happening at another level for an observer positioned to observe it
For them, our Universe is Past.
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Normally you do not expect Express Newspaper criticising exposing Congress Party and It’s leaders, save during the period of Sri.Goenka,who fought Emergency tooth and Nail when it was imposed by Indira Gandhi because she was disqualified in an election.
There have been ,are scams by the Congress party,which was gloriously started by TTK with Mundra Scam, followed by Nagarvala, Maruti,Purulia Arms drop,Bofors, Lalbhadur Shastri’ s death,Harshad Mehta ,….to top it all… 2 G scam.
Many characters of these irregularities , scandals, cheating are known to people by and large,some are invisible and some,though visible blatantly deny arrogantly with a single sentence.The top invisible man of Congress,in whom rested the entire history with facts and figures ,is gone,Ahmed Patel.
The other gentleman is a Learned, erudite was a central minister in the UPA, occupying very important portfolios. Any allegations against him is dismissed by him derisively with a waving of arms…
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As one wades through ancient Indian History,one finds astounding information that makes one sit up and check what has been passed off as Indian history.
One finds that,
Alexander did not defeat Porus,
Rig Veda is the oldest literary work by Man,
Rama,Krishna and other persons mentioned in Indian Puranas are not fictitious characters,but Real persons who lived,
Indian history dates back to thousands of years,
All Major Religions have borrowed extensively from Hinduism,
Many of the sacred sites of these Religions were Hindu sites,
Sanatana Dharma, Hinduism was prevalent throughout the world,in all world cultures…….
That Kaaba is a Hindu temple,
Muslims worship Shiva Linga,
786 is Flipped OM,
Vedic practices are followed in Kaaba,
The temple complex in Kaaba is after Vedic construction,
I have written and also more on these subjects.
The concepts of Shiva,Vishnu,Subrahmanya,Devi….all are found in world Religions.
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This is the third part of my series on History of Mathematics. In my earlier articles, I had explored the concept of mathematics and how and where it emerged from. Though mathematics had made its way in India very early ,in Vedic texts,among mathematicians who lived before Christ,in Jainism/ Buddhism and in the language I am familiar with (in which I can read ancient texts)Tamil. I shall write about them. Now I shall attempt at the references to Mathematics in Vedic texts. One may note that the oldest literature known to man, Rig Veda is dated about 5000 years. My view is that it is older at least by few thousand years. I had written articles on this topic in this blog.
Vedas are called the Sabda Pramana. It means that Vedas are one of the tools of knowledge and it represents testimony. Vedas are Testimonies of Seekers of Truth…
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This is my fourth article in the series on History of Mathematics. If the approach of Vedas to knowledge is different from the western concept of knowledge ( I have explained this in my last article), the approach for gaining such knowledge ,Apara , relating to mundane lifetime activities, which include Mathematics,in Indian system’ basic approach to basic axiom of Knowledge is totally different from the western concept.
Western system of thought has the basic concept as ‘ Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit’ – Out of Nothing, Nothing Comes’.
But Indian system’s axiom is
This is full,That is Full,Having Taken Full out of Full, Full remains Full.
ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पूर्णमुदच्यते ।
पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puurnnaat-Puurnnam-Udacyate |
Puurnnasya Puurnnam-Aadaaya Puurnnam-Eva-Avashissyate ||
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||
1: Om, That (Outer World) is Purna (Full with Divine Consciousness); This (Inner World) is…
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