Heisenberg, Quantum Physics and Indian Philosophy

न्यूटनने (Newton) मांडलेल्या आधुनिक वैज्ञानिक तत्त्वज्ञानाची चौकट आईनष्टाईनच्या सापेक्षतावादाच्या उपपत्तीने (Theory of Relativity) मोडून टाकली. न्यूटनचे जडवादी, द्वैतवादी (ऊर्जा आणि द्रव्य ह्यांचे शाश्वत संधारण – conservation of energy and mass अशा) विचारांवर आधारित असणारे सर्व मूलभूत सिद्धान्त सापेक्षवादामुळे कोलमडून पडले आणि आईनष्टाईनने पूर्णतः आगळ्यावेगळ्या प्रकारच्या, सामान्य माणसांना अशक्य आणि काल्पनिक वाटेल अशा वैज्ञानिक तत्त्वज्ञानाचा पाया घातला. आणि त्यावरच पुढील (श्रॉडिन्जर, बोहर, हायझेनबर्ग इत्यादी) श्रेष्ठ पदार्थवैज्ञानिकांनी पुंजकणवादाची उपपत्ती (Quantum Theory) अधिकाधिक विकसित केली. ही उपपत्ती भारतीय तत्त्वज्ञानाच्या अद्वैत तत्त्वज्ञानाच्या (सर्वं खलु इदं ब्रह्म) आणि विश्वाच्या पूर्णत्वाच्या सिद्धान्ताच्या (पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं…) अगदी जवळ जाते.

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आर्यांचं भारतावर आक्रमण : पुस्तकाचा समारोप (मूळ लेखक – डेव्हिड फ्रॉली)

आर्यांनी भारतावर आक्रमण करून तो पादाक्रांत केला, असा जावईशोध ब्रिटिशांनी स्वतःच्या आक्रमणाच्या समर्थनार्थ लावला. त्या काल्पनिक उपपत्तीच्या (theory) द्वारे पाश्चात्यांनी एका दगडात अनेक पक्षी मारले. त्या खोडसाळ उपपत्तीचे सांगोपांग खंडन करण्याकरता डॉ० डेव्हिड फ्रॉली ह्यांनी १९९४ साली एक पुस्तक लिहिले. नाव The Myth of the Aryan Invasion of India”. प्रकाशक Voice of India, N. Delhi”  जेमतेम ५६ पानांची ही पुस्तिका संशोधनानं भरलेली आहे. हे पुस्तक वाचल्यानंतर भारतातील प्रत्येक देशभक्त नागरिकाला अभिमानास्पद वाटेल, असे आहे. प्रस्तुत पुस्तकातील शेवटच्या, म्हणजे समारोप-रूप छेदिकेचा हा स्वैर मराठी अनुवाद.

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A History of Sanskrit Literature by Arthur A. Macdonell

Since the Renaissance there has been no event of such world-wide significance in the history of culture as the discovery of Sanskrit literature in the latter part of the eighteenth century.

In various branches of scientific literature, in phonetics, grammar, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, and law, the Indians also achieved notable results. In some of these subjects their attainments are, indeed, far in advance of what was accomplished by the Greeks.

We Europeans, on the other hand, 2500 years later, and in a scientific age, still employ an alphabet which is not only inadequate to represent all the sounds of our languages, but even preserves the random order in which vowels and consonants are jumbled up as they were in the Greek adaptation of the primitive Semitic arrangement of 3000 years ago.

The above are a few quotations from the book ‘A history of Sanskrit Literature’ by Arthur Anthony Macdonell. Some parts of the first introductory chapter, which explains the historical and cultural background of the ancient Indian civilisation, are produced at the link below.

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Why does my child do Sanskrit in the school? (by Rutger Kortenhorst)

Rutger Kortenhorst, a Sanskrit teacher in John Scottus School in Dublin, Ireland, speaks on the value of teaching Sanskrit to children, based on his own experience with the language. 

The educationists, linguists, policymakers and politicians in India too need to go through his speech carefully. 

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Was Lord Ram Really Born? A Chronological Study

“Shri Ram being the most basic to Indian “ethos”, it is necessary to know who is Shri Ram? Was he really born? If yes, when and where? As is believed by crores of people did he really put his feet on the Indian territory from North to South, reducing the sufferings of mankind and ensuring victory of good over evil? Let us take a look at historical facts.”

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भारतीय ज्ञानपरंपरा (Indian Knowledge Traditions)

The westerners, especially the British who ruled India, always tried to belittle India by understating her great history, rich knowledge and unique cultural heritage. But in the last 50 years, as more and more information is getting revealed, as the result of the archaeological study or research of the ancient scripts, the western scientists, scholars, philosophers, mathematicians and logicians are getting awestruck and have no option but to concede the greatness of our ancient culture, intelligence and knowledge.

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