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  • Generations to come will scarcely believe that such a one as this ever walked upon this earth in flesh and blood. ~~~ Einstein (said about Gandhi) Delhi, India www.pratheep.com
  • When we read with attention the poetical and philosophical monuments of the East--above all, those of India, which are beginning to spread in Europe--we discover there many a truth, and truths so profound, and which make such a contrast with the meanness of the results at which European genius has sometimes stopped, that we are constrained to bend the knee before the philosophy of the East, and to see in this cradle of the human race the native land of the highest philosophy. ~~~ Victor Cousin (French philosopher) Soil of Ancient India, cradle of humanity, hail! Hail, venerable and efficient nurse whom centuries of brutal invasions have not yet burned under the dust of oblivion! Hail, farther land of faith, of love, of poetry and of science! May we hail a revival of thy past in our West in future! ~~~ Louis Francois Jacolliot www.pratheep.com Belur, Karnataka, India
  • Hampi, Karnataka, India www.pratheep.com India contains the whole history of philosophy in a nutshell. ~~~ Victor Cousin ( French philosopher) Their (Indian philosopher's) subtleties make most of the great European philosophers look like schoolboys. ~~~ Thomas Stearns Eliot (American poet & playwright)
  • I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the Ganges, - astronomy, astrology, metempsychosis,.. It is very important to note that some 2,500 years ago at the least Pythagoras went from Samos to the 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 Arouet Voltaire (French writer and philosopher) www.pratheep.com Hampi, Karnataka, India
  • There is a striking resemblance between the equivalence of mass and energy symbolized by Shiva's cosmic dance and the Western theory, first expounded by Einstein, which calculates the amount of energy contained in a subatomic particle by multiplying its mass by the square of the speed of light : E=MC 2 . ~~~ Richard Waterstone (Author & Journelist) The most elegant and sublime of these is a representation of the creation of the universe at the beginning of each cosmic cycle, a motif known as the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva. The god, called in this manifestation Nataraja, the Dance King. In the upper right hand is a drum whose sound is the sound of creation. In the upper left hand is a tongue of flame, a reminder that the universe, now newly created, with billions of years from now will be utterly destroyed. These profound and lovely images are, I like to imagine, a kind of premonition of modern astronomical ideas. Dr.Carl Sagan (astrophysicist) Talakkadu, Karnataka, India www.pratheep.com
  • 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 ( French mathematician & philosopher) We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. ~~~ Albert Einstein (German Physicist) Hampi, Karnataka, India www.pratheep.com
  • Sravanabelagola, Karnataka, India www.pratheep.com According to me, the influence of Sanskrit literature on our time will not be lesser than what was in the 16th century Greece's influence on Renaissance. One day, India's wisdom will flow again on Europe and will totally transform our knowledge and thought. ~~~ Arthur Schopenhauer(German philosopher) The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity is of wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin and more exquisitely refined than either. ~~~Sir William Jones (English scholar)
  • Mysore, Karnataka, India www.pratheep.com Whatever sphere of the human mind you may select for your special study, whether it be language, or religion, or mythology, or philosophy, whether it be law or customs, primitive art or primitive science, everywhere you have to go to India, whether you like it or not, because some of the most valuable and instructive materials of the history of man are treasured up in India and India only. ~~~ Friedrich Maximilian Meller ( German philologist )
  • Ajanta, Maharastra, India www.pratheep.com The writers of the Indian philosophies will survive, when the British dominion in India shall long have ceased to exist, and when the sources which it yielded of wealth and power are lost to remembrances. ~~~ Lord Warren Hastings ( first governor general of British India) India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples. ~~~ Sri Aurobindo (Indian philosopher) I believe that the civilization India has evolved is not to be beaten in the world. Nothing can equal the seeds sown by our ancestry. Rome went; Greece shared the same fate; the might of the Pharaohs was broken; Japan has become westernized; of China nothing can be said; but India is still, somehow or other, sound at the foundation. ~~~ Gandhi India is eternal. Though the beginnings of her numerous civilizations go so far back in time that they are lost in the twilight of history, she has the gift of perpetual youth. Her culture is ageless and is as relevant to this present 20th century as it was to the 20th century before Christ. ~~~ Nani Ardeshir Palkhiwala ( Indian lawer & philanthropist)
  • Talakkadu, Karnataka, India The strength of Hinduism lies in its infinite adaptability to the infinite diversity of human character and human tendencies. It has its highly spiritual and abstract side suited to the philosopher, its practical to the man of the world, its aesthetic and ceremonial side attuned to the man of the poetic feeling and imagination; and its quiescent contemplative aspect that has its appeal for the man of peace and the lover of seclusion. ~~~Sir Monier Williams (Indologist) www.pratheep.com
  • www.pratheep.com How glorious the epoch that then presented itself to my study and comprehension! I made tradition speak from the temples recess. I enquired of monuments and ruins, I questioned the Vedas whose pages count their existence by thousands of years and whence enquiring youth imbibed the science of life long before Thebes of the hundred gates or Babylon the great had traced our their foundations. ~~~ Louis Francois Jacolliot India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most astrictive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only! ~~~ Mark Twain (American writer) Ajanta, Maharastra, India
  • www.pratheep.com We of the Occident (west) are about to arrive at crossroads that was reached by the thinkers of India hundreds of years before Christ. ~~~ Heinrich Zimmer The Portuguese, Dutch and English have been for a long time year after year, shipping home the treasures of India in their big vessels. We Germans have been all along been left to watch it. Germany would do likewise, but hers would be treasures of spiritual knowledge. ~~~ Henrich Heine (German poet) Ajanta, Maharastra, India
  • Ellora,Maharastra, India www.pratheep.com India is not only the heir of her own religious traditions; she is also the residuary legatee of the Ancient Mediterranean World's religious traditions. Religion cuts far deeper, and, at the religious level, India has not been a recipient; she has been a giver. About half the total number of the living higher religions are of Indian origin. ~~~Arnold Joseph Toynbee (British historian) It is true that even across the Himalayan barrier India has sent to us such unquestionable gifts as grammar and logic, philosophy and fables, hypnotism and chess, and above all our numerals and our decimal system. But these are not the essence of her spirit; they are trifles compared to what we may learn from her in the future. ~~~ Will Durant (American philosopher) If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India! ~~~ Romaine Rolland (French writer)
  • Ellora, Maharastra, India www.pratheep.com Our sublimest delusion is that India is backward. This predicates, of course, that we are progressive. If backwardness and progress depend on the rate at which one can gobble up vanities perhaps India does not need our aid.....India's devotion to