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About the Indian legacy of truth seeking found in the dharmic religions, Osho a great Indian mystic writes “India’s whole genius is invested in religion, just as the whole Western genius is invested in science.”

However ancient India was not short of any scientific discoveries, many of which modern science has borrowed but this is not well known. Books like the ‘Computing Science in Ancient India’ by T.R.N. Rao and S. Kak has documented the contribution of Indian science to the world. Look for ‘List of Indian inventions and discoveries’ in the Wikipedia and you will find many more inventions.

Somehow the culture of the truth-seeking Rishis accorded a very low priority to documenting the discoveries of their quest. Nor were they interested in getting them validated in scientific circles. However new ages books like the ‘The Tao of Physics’ by Fritjof Capra and ‘The Dancing Wu Li Masters’ by Gary Zukav are providing evidence on the parallels of Eastern mysticism and modern physics especially that of Quantum physics. These popular scientists maintain that the mystics have experienced the truth which seems to match with what physics is discovering. There are many other researchers like Deepak Chopra, Eliot Deutcsh, Dr. Amit Goswami etc who hold same or similar views.

Hindus of the past may not have been interested in the God particle but certainly invested their time to know the truth or the God principle that they claimed beyond the sphere of cause-and-effect. What if today’s scientists discover that the DNA of all livings beings has the same God principle which is the secret to the mystery of creation? I guess one would have to say “Aham BrahmAsmi” meaning ‘I am Brahman (GOD)’ as said in the Brihad – Aranyaka Upanishad from the Yajur Veda.

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