The Science of the Rishis: The Spiritual and Material Discoveries of the Ancient Sages of India (Paperback)
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The Science of the Rishis: The Spiritual and Material Discoveries of the Ancient Sages of India (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 26/02/2015
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Called "the scientists of Hinduism," the rishis of ancient India were the scribes of the Vedas. They developed the spiritual science of Hinduism, Sanatana Dharma, as their way of ensuring the constant renewal and progress of India's spiritual tradition and culture. Sanatana Dharma permeates every aspect of Hindu culture, from religion to the arts to the sciences. Woven within its Vedic texts lie all of the essential concepts of quantum physics and other modern scientific discoveries.

Providing a complete introduction to the science of Sanatana Dharma, Vanamali reveals how the core concepts of Hinduism, including Brahman, Atman, bhakti, karma, and reincarnation, relate to modern science and how the scientific discoveries of the ancient rishis have been recently rediscovered by the West. She examines the scientific principles within the classic stories and texts of India, including the Vedas, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and the Puranas. Within the teachings of the ancient Puranic sages and saints such as Valmiki and Vyasa and legendary physicians and mathematician-philosophers such as Aryabhatta and Varahamihir, the author reveals great scientific truths--not those believed by the ancient world, but truths still upheld by modern science, particularly quantum physics. She explores Desha and Kaala (Space and Time), Shankara and his philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, and the Hindu sciences of mathematics, astronomy, and Vedic astrology.

In illustrating the scientific basis of Hinduism and the discoveries of its sages, Vanamali provides a window into the depths of this most ancient spiritual way of life.

Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
ISBN: 9781620553862
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 417 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The Science of the Rishis is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of this ancient religion. Vanamali beautifully simplifies Hinduism's complex concepts and treatises into digestible chapters that offer something new for both the expert and the uninitiated." * Nitya Menon, first secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Singapore, Washington, D.C. *
"Vanamali's writing is a Pancajanya,inviting all bharatas to bask in the luminous wisdom of their venerable heritage. Mataji's writing is a divinely inspired, ecstatic pilgrimage to the feet of India's great rishis. Vanamali passionately illuminates the rishis liberating revelations as the Himalayan summit of human consciousness, with an unparalleled power to transform men and women into gods and goddesses!" * Bruce Burger, founder of Heartwood Institute and author of Esoteric Anatomy: The Body as Consciousne *
"The Science of the Rishis is informative, inspirational, and a compelling read. I would recommend it to any serious student of Hinduism as well as a casual reader who is trying to broaden his knowledge." * Gopinath Pillai, ambassador at large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore *
"Vanamali is an outstanding teacher of Vedanta and an eminent scholar having dedicated her entire life for the cause of Sanatana Dharma. The book is a treasure for posterity." * Rama Narayanan, private secretary to chairman, Public Accounts Committee Parliament of India *
"It's not often that you read about Newton's third law of motion and karma in the same book. But for Hindu contemplative Vanamali the two are intimately related. ... she makes a passionate, and sometimes lyrical, case for the connections between ancient Indian wisdom and contemporary scholarship..." * Publishers Weekly, January 2015 *

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