"We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made."
Many of the advances in the sciences that we consider today to have been made in Europe were infact made in India centuries ago.
-GRANT DUFF, British Historian of India
Kalaripayat from Kerala was transmitted to China by a sage named Boddhidharma in the 5th century. The Chinese called him Po-ti-tama. He taught this art in a temple. This temple is today known as the Shaolin temple. Thus JUDO, KARATE, KUNG FU and other similar marshal arts which are today identified with the far-east actually originated from India.
-From scientific research.
"India Conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border."
-HU SHIH, former ambassador of China to USA
In India I found a race of mortals living upon the Earth. but not adhering to it. Inhabiting cities, but not being fixed to them, possessing everything but possessed by nothing.
-APOLLONIUS TYANAEUS, Greek Thinker and Traveller 1st Century AD
If I am asked which nation had been advanced
in the ancient world in respect of education and
culture then I would say it was - India.
-MAX MULLER German Indologist
In religion, India is the only millionaire .... The One land that all men desire to see and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for all the shows of all the rest of the globe combined.
-MARK TWAIN American Author
Indian cities are prosperous and stretch far and wide. There are many guest houses for travellers. There are hospitals providing free medical service for the poor. The viharas and temples are majestic. People are free to choose their occupations. There are no restrictions on the movement of the people. Government officials and soldiers are paid their salaries regularly. People are not addicted to drinks. They shun violence. The administration provided by the Gupta rulers is fair and just.
- FA HIEN, Chinese traveller during the reign of Chandragupta II (375-413/15 CE)
Indians have in general "superior endowments in reading, writing and arithmetic than the people of any nation in Europe."
-WARREN HASTINGS, 1813
"Nearly all the philosophical and mathematical doctrines attributed to Pythagoras are derived from India"
-LUDWIG VON SCHRODER
"There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won't go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds... I had been seeing the world in black & white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor."
-KEITH BELLOWS, VP - National Geographic Society
"India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition."
"If there is one place on the face of the earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is INDIA."
-ROMAIN ROLLAND, French Scholar
"India was the mother of our race and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages. She was the mother of our philosophy, mother through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics, mother through Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity, mother through village communities of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all."
"Not until we see the richness of the Hindu mind and its essential spirituality can we understand India"
-LYN YUTANG, Chinese prolific writer
"It is India that gave us the ingenuous method of expressing all numbers by the means of ten symbols, each symbol 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 when we remember that it escaped the genius of Archimedes and Apollonius, two of the greatest minds produced by antiquity."
-PIERRE SIMON LAPLACE, French mathematician 1749 - 1827)
One of the many India's gifts to the world "THE NUMBER SYSTEM" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_...
Saturday, June 23, 2007
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