Rejection of the theory of ether is a natural consequence of the steady development of scientific thoughts conducted by scientists since1881. It is indeed true that the theory of ether was totally rejected only after the epoch-making discovery of the Special Theory of Relativity by Einstein in 1905. However, the ether theory was also rejected by Swami Vivekananda in 1895. But the same had gone unnoticed by the scientific community. After a gap of ten years, the theory was rejected by Einstein. The paper aims at unlocking the scientific insights hidden in the prognostication of Swami Vivekananda.
Students will receive an authentic understanding about the concept of dhyaana according to Indian
scriptures like Bhagwad Geeta, Patanjali Yogsutra, Gherand Samhita and the preparatory practices involved for beginners.
The first half of the 19th century in Bengal was different on many grounds. The great land gave birth to exceptional minds and was a silent witness to a flurry of activities carried out by those phenomenal personalities. Purging the society of its evil practices, spreading education, establishing schools and colleges, encouraging women education were some of the priorities.
Pratip Kumar Chaudhuri
Retd. Prof. of Physics, WBSES,
Ex-DPI, Govt. of WB,
Ex-Member Secretary, WB State Council of Higher Education.
Academy of Research for Cultivation of Indian Science
Mahavira or Mahaviracharya was a 9th century (about 800-870 CE) Jain mathematician, who made significant contributions to the development of Algebra, born in the present day city of Gulbarga, Karnataka, in southern India. He perhaps took his name to honour the great Jainism reformer Mahavira. He was the author of the earliest Indian text Ganitsarasangraha (dated 850 CE) devoted entirely to mathematics.
Human being always fell in love with knowledge of Reality. He wanted to know the vastness around him containing all unimaginable designs. Life’s mystery always made him sit in deep thinking. In India, philosophical thought known as Darsana represents the inner vision towards life that the ancient seers had got through intent contemplation on Reality.
The book ‘The Reflection of Yoga in the Principal Upanisads’ is unique of its kind. It contains the translation of the entire text of four Principal Upanisads. The texts have been further interpreted in the light of Yoga Philosophy with special reference to the Patanjala Yoga sutra, Hatha Pradipika and Srimadbhagavadgita. Such an erudite exposition of the mantras of the Principal Upanisads in the perspective of Yoga Darsana compels the heart to bliss.
The convergence of the physics and ancient Indian wisdom happens to be a very profound subject of study across the world. The goal is not only to find the parallels between these two subjects but to cultivate a unified system of thought which inspires human intellect to take a giant leap into the vast expanse of Reality.