Since times immemorial, India has been mesmerising the Global world through its infinite contributions on culture, science, literature, philosophy, astronomy, arts and for that matter even today’s computer sciences. Its enriched knowledge coming down from the centuries not only reflects our way of life, but also has inspired great legends and personalities who were totally amazed and bowed their head in reverence to the cultural and knowledge of India. Their quotes on India are indeed an inspiration for the modern day youth too to work more on understanding our ancient India and work forward for a better India.
The greatest brain power of the world Albert Einstein who acknowledged our scientific knowledge and discoveries of India – “We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count without which no worthwhile discovery could have been made”.
The legendary and famous author Mark Twain who reflected India as a mother in his quote – “ 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. Our most valuable and most constructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only”.
Acknowledging our contributions, the British historian Grant Duff had quoted – “Many of the advances in the sciences that we consider today to have been in Europe were in fact made in India centuries ago”.
The English Mathematician Lancelot Hogben had acknowledged the invention of Zero – There has been no more revolutionary contribution than the one which the Hindu (Indians) made when they invented Zero.
The German Scholar Max Muller was inspired by our ancient writings. He quoted – “There is no book
in the world that is so thrilling, stirring and inspiring as the Upanishads”.
W. Heisenberg, the famous German Physicist says – “After the conversations about Indian Philosophy, some of the ideas of Quantum Physics that had seemed crazy suddenly made much more sense”.
The famed Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw had acknowledged India in his words as “The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural and the 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 creator’s hand”.
The famous American writer Will Durant quoted – “Perhaps in return for arrogance and spoliation , India will teach us the gentleness of mind, the quiet content of the uninquisitive soul, and a pacifying love for all the living things”.
Finally, in the quotes of our very own visionary Swami Vivekananda – India has given to antiquity the earliest Scientific Physicians Sushruta and Charaka. She has even contributed to modern medical science by discovery of various chemicals and by teaching you how to reform misshapen ears and noses. Even more it has done in Mathematics, for Algebra, Geometry, Astronomy and the triumph of Modern Science- mixed Mathematics, were all invented in India”
With its vast knowledge coming down from centuries, India has inspired many great legends of the world, and will continue to do so. The wise sayings of these visionaries who saw India in its true sense would help today’s modern India about our ancient intellectual capabilities, cultural diversities and build on those foundations to make it a better place and keep Indian spirit raising high all times.