Be Proud of India
Topic started by Pavalamani Pragasam (@ 126.96.36.199) on Thu Nov 20 06:38:13 EST 2003.
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Bharat is the origin of universal knowledge
Some of these facts may be known to you. These facts were published in one of the German Magazines which deals with the WORLD HISTORY.
India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.
India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
The world's first university was established in Takshashila in 700 BC.
More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for the computer software- a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.
Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in our civilization.
Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of development, India was the richest country on earth until the time of British in the early 17th century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by her wealth.
The art of navigation was born in the river Sindh 6ooo years ago.The very word navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVAGATI. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit "NOU".
Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by earth to orbit the sun:(5th century) 365.2585756484 days.
The value of "pi" was first calculated by Baudhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Phythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, long before the European mathematicians.
Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus came from India. Quadratic equations were propounded by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers of Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10 to the power of 53 with specific names.
As early as 5000 BC during the vedic period and even today, the largest used number is Tera:10 to the power of 12.
According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world.
USA based IEEE has proved,(what has been a century old suspicion in the world scientific community) that the pioneer of wireless communication was Prof Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.
The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.
According to Saka King Rudraraman 1 of 150 BC a beautiful lake aptly called "Sudarshana" was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during Chandragupta Maurya's time.
Chess(Shaataraja or AsthaPada) was invented in India.
Sushruta is the father of surgery 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted surgeries like caesarean, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures and brain surgery. Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipments were used. Deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, etiology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.
When many cultures were only of nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu valley( Indus valley civilization).
The place value system- the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.
Albert Einstein said: We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.
Mark Twain said: 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 instructive materials in in the history of man are treasured up in India only.
French scholar Romain Rolland said: 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.
Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA said: India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.
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- From: pradheep (@ mail.cert-id.com)
on: Wed Nov 26 11:55:45 EST 2003
India is currently like this because of people who first dont think of thier worth and next dont pass on their value to others.
In silicon value a study was done see how different natioanlities feel proud about their mother land. 90% of the country people said they were proud of thier respective nation, except indians (21 %).
Why are we under developed?. Because we forgotten our values. If we forget our past we are condemned to repeat it. Our ancestors at one point of time failed to pass great values to the next generation. Any culture or country degrades when we preach one thing and practice another. We are keen to teach our children and not show. The truth is that children never learn what we teach but what we do.
This was the fundamental problem and is still today existing. I have not seen even a somalian or a nigerian , much poorer to our conutry criticising their nation. Only Indian does that. I do not go for Indian parties in USA just because I dont want my child to hear negatives about India. I teach him the past glory of india and tell about present problems in india. This summer when I was in india I took him to an orphange in madurai and made him hand over sweets to orphan children and handed over clothes, play materials and study materials. My wife and me have decided never to waste money on birthday party of our kid, but use that money to help educate orphan kids. I have great friends who contribute money to help educate kids who cannot afford to do in India.
If I have bad brothers and sisters and my own parents in my home, I dont get anything by criticising them. An proverb in malayalam is never use a tooth prick in your mouth and give others to smell that. you might have bad breadth, that can happen see how you can over come that.
Indian problem is because we dont do anything to our country. We are all confortable sitting here and have contributed nothing to india. I am not high lighting all that I do to say i am great patriot. inspire who ever I can to help others to come up in life. Right from childhood I have been doing this to help makind in any way i could.
My brothers and sisters, stop critisizing India, your own family. the family which had a rich glory. You cant imagine how wealthy your family should be such that one thief looted your home atleast 20 times. Then followed other foreign thieves till 1947. Now till 2003 nov 26th we have thieves in our own family looting ourselves.
Last week I hosted a great scientist Dr.N. Gopalakrishan to speack about greatness of India and how we could get back to that great nation. With our visionary president Dr.kalam , Dr.Gopalakrishnan says by 2007 (60th birthday) we should make india to stand proud among all other nations.
I have been so touched by this great scientist Dr.Gopalakrishnan, who is a biochemst and also a scholar in sanskrit. He has written 51 books and has lectured about 1800 talks in 5 years . 2.7 million cassettes, 250000 cd's and 3.78 millions books written by him have been sold in the last couple of years. He is doing a real service to indians. He has no copy right to his books and audio casettes, because his aim is not to make money but to get his message to every indian. His talk in ioa city was fabulous, a awakeneing call to every indian.
We fight here about south indian and north indians...what great fools we are. Dr.GK in his iowa city speech mentioned how we integrated india was. Though we were ruled by different north indian and south indian kings we maintained national integrity. The north indians did pilgrimage to south indian temples and so did south indians to north. No need for restruants and hotels, but following "Adithi devo bhava", indians greeted strange guests and treated them as gods.
My family till 1980,'s i remember hostede total strangers to stay as guest during bharani festival in kodungallur. Most of the families would make pilgrims from all over kerala and tamil nadu to stay in their homes ( i still remember that).
Dr.G. said just look at sambar we make, that itself is national integration. The toor dal to make sambar comes from madya pradesh, the asofoetida from haryana, haldi from andra, chilli from karnataka, salt form gujarat etc etc. Smae with north indian dishes , the spices comes from south.
Dont spend your valuable time in this forumhub to spread hatredness. SPread the message to inspire other indians and help not only mankind in india but also everyone in the planet.
Logaga sukhino bhavanthu..... let the whole world live in peace. this is what the great indian sanatana dharma teaches. Shanti shanti shanti...peace peace peace....this is what we all want.
I am sure this message of peace is spreading rapidly. No wonder the movie "Matrix revolutions "ends with vedic chanting Asatoma sad gamaya......aum shanti shanti shanti...
western world is now looking at india for its cultural values and we here are sitting trhowing dirt on ourselves.
My request is to help educate our friends, our children the future generation to help live a peaceful life. That responsibility is on us. Like we find fault with our ancestors who failed to give us the values, dont make our future generation to curse us for criticising without doing any thing creative for us.
Think of what lincoln said....dont ask what the government did for you, but ask what you did for the goverment.
- From: pradheep (@ mail.cert-id.com)
on: Wed Nov 26 11:58:54 EST 2003
For houston friends, Dr.G.k. is lecturing in a hindu convention on thanks giving days. please check www.namaha.org
for Dr.Gopalaksrishnan's web site it is www.iish.org (Indian institute of scientific heritage).
I have his CD's (mp3 format and few vcd's of his talks). if you are interested to know more about heritage...you can contact me.
write to my e-mail id.
- From: Desi Baba (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Sun Nov 30 14:40:42 EST 2003
You said not say bad words about India. What India and its Govt. giving to Indian people only hunger and jobless. We even dont have proper basic fascility like in USA. See any Indian news paper you will get news like a poor guy commited sucide like this. This is happening here and no one cares. Tell me if an INDIAN is commiting sucide in his country, so it is not shamfull. But what Govt. is doing , nothing. They are all involve in corruption and mandir/masjid thing. So if any Indian saying bad thing about India it is natural. Tell me why people going to USA and working hard for them, why doctors taking degree here and working there. Why not all of them work in India, this indicate that they not like India. Just saying India is our mother and we will dia for it, these are only slogan man. No one will come forward if there is really problem. Engineers, doctors and other taking education in subsdide rate and then they run away to other countery. If they really love India, then they prove it by working in India and work where poor people live I ASK YOU WILL THAY WORK?
- From: Desi baba (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Sun Nov 30 21:02:37 EST 2003
Another thing in our country see every where big people involve in corruption and scandal. Recently stamp paper scandal, police commisionaer involve so would people expect from India. this is a India.
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