” It is already becoming clearer that a chapter which has a western beginning will have to have an Indian ending if it is not to end in the self-destruction of the human race… At this supremely dangerous moment in history the only way of salvation for mankind is the Indian Way. ”
– Dr. Arnold Toynbee ( British Historian : 1889-1975 )
Many of the advances in the sciences that we consider today to have been made in Europe were in fact made in India centuries ago.
– Grant Duff ( British Historian of India )
India was China’s teacher in religion and imaginative literature, and the world’s teacher in trignometry, quandratic equations, grammar, phonetics, Arabian Nights, animal fables, chess, as well as in philosophy, and that she inspired Boccaccio, Goethe, Herder, Schopenhauer, Emerson, and probably also old Aesop.
– Lin Yutang (1895-1976) author of The Wisdom of China and India.
In the great teaching of the Vedas, there is no touch of sectarianism. It is of all ages, climes and nationalities and is the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge
-Thoreau ( American Thinker )
When I read the Bhagavat-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.We owe a lot to Indians who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made
-Albert Einstein, (1879-1955) physicist. In 1905 He published his theory of Relativity.
The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural, real way of life. We 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 ( Famous British Author )
It is, indeed, a remarkable circumstance that when Western civilization discovers Relativity it applies it to the manufacture of atom-bombs, whereas Indian civilization applies it to the development of new states of consciousness.
From every sentence (of the Upanishads) deep, original and sublime thoughts arise, and the whole is pervaded by a high and holy and earnest spirit….In the whole world there is no study so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. They are destined sooner or later to become the faith of the people.
— Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher and writer. He was one of the greatest philosophers of the 19th century.
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.
– Rishi Aurobindo
When I read the Upanishads, I found a profundity of world view that made my Christianity seem like third grade.
– Huston Smith ( born in China to Methodist missionaries, a philosopher, most eloquent writer, world-famous religion scholar who practices Hatha Yoga. Has taught at MIT and is currently visiting professor at Univ. of California at Berkley )
India of the Vedas entertained a respect for women amounting to worship; a fact which we seem little to suspect in Europe when we accuse the extreme East of having denied the dignity of woman, and of having only made her an instrument of pleasure and of passive obedience.What! here is a civilization, which you cannot deny to be older than your own, which places the woman on a level with the man and gives her an equal place in the family and in society.– Louis Jacolliot (1837-1890)