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    Indian scriptures are treasure house of learning

    Indian scriptures are very rich in terms of their contents. They were originally conceived and written in Sanskrit language which was the language of the scholars and upper class during that time. As Sanskrit was not the language of the common people who had their own local dialect in the Indian subcontinent region in those times, there took place the translation of these Sanskrit scriptures in local languages by the various scholars and learned men of that time. So the knowledge became available to the people who were having different languages for their daily and local usage. So, by and large common people also started to share this treasure house of ancient knowledge. Whichever language in which we read them the knowledge present in these scriptures like Vedas, Purans, Upnishads and other holy books is a great source of learning. Today what we hear from our spiritual Gurus and other such learned people is all from those books only. Members can share their views in this regard.
  • #699606
    Surely Indian scriptures are the treasure of our country and feel esteem happy to know that some organizations are preserving the scriptures for the future use. The Sanskrit Academy in the Osmania campus has been doing the preserving of scriptures written in Sanskrit. Like wise the famous Bhandarkar Institute at Pune is also preserving our rare scriptures dating back to Purana and vedic. The same scriptures were used as the basic document while shooting Ramayan and Mahabharat. And I have also seen the preserving of Urdu writings of the past at Daratul -ma-Arafil at OU in Hyderabad. This proves that India has been preserving all old writings and scriptures.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
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  • #699610
    I think what fascinates me about Indian vedic is the outlook that they had. Philosophical thinking developed in Europe and in India almost contemporarily. Vedas could be as old as 1500 BC, Upanishads, many of the canonical ones, contempararies of Buddha maybe. Vedas are a ritualistic handbook while Upanishads are deep thought commentaries. They encompass the wide variety of philosophy.
    We also had a rich culture of Jainism and Buddhism. One of the first emperors of India embraced Jainism. Soon one of the greatest emperors of India will embrace Buddhism. Indian culture before and after Kushan period is quite different. Many of the things we see today emerge from Gupta period. Temples make an appearance in India. Earliest evidences of temples come from 4th-7th centuries AD. Indian history is much fascinating. But sadly most of the early history is not preserved well. Who knows what all ancient Indians accomplished.

    The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.

  • #699637
    True. India is very rich in such issues. Vedas is a treasure house. if we can really understand what is written in it, all the latest invention made by many scientists are mentioned there only. Unfortunately, the people who read that never passed on the underlying teachings of these writings. Now some of the foreign countries learning Sanskrit and talking out the information that is available in Vedas. Some parts here and there are translated into other languages and people got the advantage out of it. Even the missile technology what our DRDO is developing with the help of Israel and other countries are described in Adharvana Veda. The aeroplanes, radios, mobile phones and TVs are also described in this ancient literature. A translation of these Vedas to other Indian languages will be very helpful to the country.
    always confident

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