Advancements of Ancient India’s Vedic Culture The Planet’s Earliest Civilization and How it Influenced the World
This book shows how the planet’s earliest civilization lead the world in both material and spiritual progress. From the Vedic culture of ancient India thousands of years ago, we find such things as the origins of mathematics, especially algebra and geometry, as well as early astronomy and planetary observations, many instances of which can be read in the historical Vedic texts. Medicine in Ayurveda was the first to prescribe herbs for the remedy of disease, surgical instruments for operations, and more.
Other developments that were far superior and ahead of the rest of the world included:
* Writing and language, especially the development of sophisticated Sanskrit;
* Metallurgy and making the best known steel at the time;
* Ship building and global maritime trade;
* Textiles and the dying of fabric for which India was known all over the world;
* Agricultural and botanical achievements;
* Precise Vedic arts in painting, dance and music;
* The educational systems and the most famous of the early universities, like Nalanda and Takshashila;
* The source of individual freedom and fair government, and the character and actions of rulers;
* Military and the earliest of martial arts;
* Along with some of the most intricate, deep and profound of all philosophies and spiritual paths, which became the basis of many religions that followed later around the world.
* Plus, the Aryan Invasion Theory, putting the final nail in the coffin of the idea that the Vedic Aryans came from outside India, only to write the Vedic literature once they arrived, and to realize by proper evidence that the Vedic Aryans were and had always been the indigenous people of ancient India, Bharatvarsha.
These and more are the developments that came from India, much of which has been forgotten, but should again be recognized as the heritage of the ancient Indian Vedic tradition that continues to inspire humanity.
This book is especially good for the Indian youth who may be forgetting or never knew of all the advanced developments that came out of the ancient Vedic culture of India, which is why they should be proud of their heritage. In fact, every person of Indian descent, and anyone interested in the Vedic tradition, should understand this information to see the numerous contributions and origins of many of the sciences that we take for granted today. This book is also especially meant for those who lecture at colleges or universities but need the information for a more cultural presentation rather than spiritual, but which can still show the advanced nature of Vedic culture in so many aspects of life.
This book has loads of references and quotes to verify the information within. It also has 23 black & white photos to give a some illustrations to some of the topics.
Commentaries on 5th Canto Bhagavatam Cosmology
These commentaries are major step to properly understanding the Vedic conception of the universe. Based upon this understanding, students of Vedic cosmology can attempt to correlate the Vedic conception with modern conceptions, or let it stand on its own merits. Authors include Srila Sridhara Svami, Sri Viraraghavacharya, Srimad Vijayadhvaja Tirtha, Srimad Jiva Gosvami, Srimad Visvanatha Chakravarti Thakura. Sri Vimsidhara, Srimad Sukadeva Gosvami, Gosvami Sri-giridharalala, Sri Bhagavatprasadahcarya, and Sri Yadavarya. This Sanskrit classic was extensively referenced by Srila Prabhupada in writing his purports for the Fifth Canto of the Srimad-Bhagavatam. The translation was done by erudite Vaishnava scholars and edited by Danavir Goswami. Foreword by Bhanu Swami. 8 color pages of illustrations, hardbound stitched binding, Sanksrit devanagari, English translations and glossaries.
By Drutakarma Dasa and Sadaputa Dasa. A scientific challenge to the Darwinian view of human origins.
See the online presentation at: http://www.harekrishna.com/col/books/science/fa.html
Forbidden Archeology’s Impact
Fascinating anthology of reviews, articles, and correspondence on the unfolding of a major challenge to fundamental theories about human origins and antiquity. This is the follow up book on “Forbidden Archeology”.
How the Universe was Created and Our Purpose In It
his book provides answers and details about how the universe is created that are not available in any other traditions, religions, or areas of science. It also provides insights into the spiritual purpose of this creation and what we are really meant to do here.
Every culture in the world and most religions have their own description of the creation of the universe, from where we came, and what we should do. Unfortunately, these are often short and generalized versions that lack details. Thus, they are often given the same regard as myths. However, there are descriptions that give more elaborate explanations of how the cosmic creation fully manifested, which are found in the ancient Vedic texts and Puranas of India, some of the oldest spiritual writings on the planet. These descriptions provide details and answers that other versions leave out. Furthermore, these Vedic descriptions often agree, and sometimes disagree, with the modern scientific theories of creation, and offer some factors that science has yet to consider.
Now, with this book, one of the first to ever elaborate on the Vedic version of the universal creation, we can get a clearer understanding of how this universe appears, what is its real purpose, from where we really came, how we fit into the plan for the universe, and if there is a way out of here. Some of the topics included are:
Conditions in the spiritual world before the material manifestation.
How the Supreme Being exists before and after the material creation.
The ultimate foundation and cause of the universe is based on compassion of the Supreme.
How the agitation of the modes of nature cause the appearance of time.
Detailed descriptions of the dawn of creation and how the material energy developed and caused the formation of the cosmos.
The Vedic description of the evolutionary development of the various forms of life.
Manifestation and purpose of the Vedic literature, the blueprints of the cosmos and life within.
Deep insights into the primal questions of, “Who am I? Why am I here? Where have I come from? What is the purpose of this universe and my life? Why the creation exists?”
What is the primary source of the material as well as spiritual elements.
The many incarnations and expansions of the Supreme Being in the material creation.
How everything is but an expansion of the Absolute, and much more.
This book will provide some of the most profound insights into these questions and topics. It will also give any theist more information and understanding about how the universe is indeed a creation of God.
To add some adventure, there is also a special travel section to the holy places of northern India, and to some of the locations that are directly connected to the Indian legends of the universal creation and ancient history. With this tour is included rare descriptions and over 70 photographs of temples, Deities, ancient holy sites, the Himalayas, along with sages and people of the region.