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Quotes : Essence of Hinduism : Contributions to Mankind - Comments


"We are deeply indebted to the Indians. They have shown us how to measure and count. If we had not known their invention of zero and the facility it affords in counting we would not have been able to make any new invention at all". - Albert Einstein
"However grateful we may be to Hindus who had discovered the decimal calculations this is definitely not adequate for what they deserve. Such a method did not flash even to the intelligence of the greatest Mathematicians of the west like Archimedis, Aparonious and many great men of Greece". - Laplace
"Contacting all types of people and studying the names in the languages indicating the numbers, I have not come across anybody counting beyond 1000. Even the Arabs have stopped there.... But Hindus have gone much further and named numbers of eighteen digits also". - Al Beruni
"Pythogorus theorem is found in Shulabasutra as Brahmagupta's theorem 2 centuries before Pythogorus". - Dr. Fiebout
"What was called in Surya siddhanta as Trikonamiti a type of Mathematical calculation, was well developed in India before the Greek had known about it. Besides, the theorems there were not known in Europe even two centuries ago". - Elphinstone
"I have many evidences to say that before 1695 when Gott Fried Leibinz, a German philosopher found the binomial method of counting India had achieved remarkable progress in this field". - B.N. Newton
"Land of religions cradle of human race birthplace of human speech grandmother of legend great grandmother of tradition. The land that men with intellectual bent desire to see and having seen once even by a glimpse would not give that glimpse for the shows of the rest of the globe combined." - Mark Twain (1835-1910)
"Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries."- Julius Robert Oppenheimer
"Indian philosophers' subtleties make most of the great European philosophers look like schoolboys." - T. S. Eliot
"The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural real way of life. We western veil ourselves with unnatural masks. On the face of India are the tender expressions which carry the mark of the Creators hand." - George Bernard Shaw
"There is space in its philosophy for everyone which is one reason why India is a home to every single religion in the world." - H. G. Wells
"Wherever we direct our attention to Hindu literature the notion of infinity presents itself." - Sir William Jones
"I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-Gita. It was as if an empire spoke to us nothing small or unworthy but large serene consistent the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"In the history of the world the Vedas fill a gap which no literary work in any other language could fill. I maintain that to everybody who cares for himself for his ancestors for his intellectual development a study of the Vedic literature is indeed indispensable." - Professor F. Max Muller
"In the whole world there is no study so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. It has been the solace of my life; and it will be the solace of my death. They are the product of the highest wisdom." - Arthur Schopenhauer
"I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the Ganga --- astronomy astrology metempsychosis etc., ... It is very important to note that some 2 500 years ago at the least Pythagoras went from Samos to the Ganga (Ganges) to learn geometry. But he would certainly not have undertaken such a strange journey had the reputation of the Brahmins' science not been long established in Europe." - Francois Marie Voltaire
"India has created a special momentum in world history as a country to be searched for knowledge." - Friedrich Hegel
"It strikes everyone in beginning to form an acquaintance with the treasures of Indian literature that a land so rich in intellectual products and those of the profoundest order of thought." - Friedrich Hegel
"India is not only at the origin of everything, she is superior in everything intellectually, religiously or politically and even the Greek heritage seems pale in comparison." - Frederich von Schlegel
"The Veda was the most precious gift for which the West had ever been indebted to the East." - Voltaire
"To the Indian Rishis the divine play was the evolution of the cosmos through countless aeons. There is an infinite number of creations in an infinite universe. The Rishis gave the name kalpa to the unimaginable span of time between the beginning and the end of creation." - Dr. Fritjof Capra
"The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion." - Herman Hesse
"In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seems puny." - Henry David Thoreau
"India - the land of Vedas the remarkable works contains not only religious ideas for a perfect life but also facts which science has proved true. Electricity radium electronics airship all are known to the seers who founded the Veda." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"The Vedas and the Upanishads are India's proudest and most ancient possessions. They are the world's oldest intellectual legacies. They are the only composition in the universe invested with Divine origin and almost Divine sanctity. They are said to emanate from God and are held to be the means for attaining God. Their beginnings are not known. They have been heirlooms of the Hindus from generation to generation from time immemorial." - Hans Torwesten German
"The Vedic literature opens to us a chapter in what has been called the education of the human race to which we can find no parallel anywhere else." - Professor F. Max Muller
"India - the land of Vedas the remarkable works contains not only religious ideas for a perfect life but also facts which science has proved true. Electricity radium electronics airship all are known to the seers who founded the Vedas." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"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). The Hindu systems of astronomy are by far the oldest and that from which the Egyptians Greek Romans and - even the Jews derived from the Hindus their knowledge." - Jean-Sylvain Bailly
"How entirely does the Upanishad breathe throughout the holy spirit of the Vedas! How is every one who by a diligent study of its Persian Latin has become familiar with that incomparable book stirred by that spirit to the very depth of his Soul !" - Arthur Schopenhauer
"India has left a deeper mark upon the history the philosophy and the religion of mankind than any other terrestrial unit in the universe." - Lord Curzon (Viceroy of British India 1899 - 1905)
"It was only my first meeting with the Indian philosophy that confirmed my vague speculations and seemed at once logical and boundless." - William Butler Yeats
"It is India that gave us the ingenious method of expressing all numbers by ten symbols each receiving a value of position as well as an absolute value a profound and important idea which appears so simple to us now that we ignore its true merit. But its very simplicity the great ease which it has lent to all computations puts our arithmetic in the first rank of useful inventions and we shall appreciate the grandeur of this achievement the more when we remember that it escaped the genius of Archimedes and Appollnius two of the greatest men produced by antiquity." - Pierre Simon de Laplace


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