Rajiv Malhotra’s address to Univ of Mass: Did Vivekananda Manufacture a “Bourgeois Hinduism”‏

Received over email from Rajiv Malhotra, the celebrated commentator on religious and civilization affairs.

Announcement

My forthcoming keynote address at Univ. of Masachusetts, Dartmouth

Topic:

The Continuity and Unity of Hinduism: Challenging the Thesis That Vivekananda “Manufactured” A”Bourgeois Hinduism”

Date: July 11, 2013
Follow me on Twitter: @RajivMessage

My new book on an important (controversial) topic is almost ready for publication. I still have some gaps to fill and issues to resolve. The topic is very important because I am responding to a problem that most non-academics seem unaware of. Yet it is a critical problem than must be addressed. I have decided to present it publicly for the first time at the Vedanta Congress to be held next week.

Abstract:

There are two diametrically opposing views of Hinduism that are each widely held today. Most Hindu practitioners see it as a unified and coherent system of ideas and practices, with continuity from ancient times to today. The opposing view has emerged from the western academy and this has spread widely among Indian intellectuals and even many gurus; according to it, Hinduism as most Hindus practice it today is a product of Vivekananda’s fertile imagination and it did not exist before. It is an artificial unity that was constructed for political purposes, and it was built by appropriating Western religious and secular ideas. Underneath the mask, it is incoherent and contradictory. Naturally, anyone who espouses coherence and unity must be suspected of political mischief.

The thesis that Hinduism is a recent “invention” by Vivekananda and followers is called the Neo-Hinduism thesis. It is not a trivial thesis; nor is it on the margins of the intellectual discourse. Most academics trained in recent years have learned this view and its influence has become widespread.

My new book refutes this thesis point by point. The first half is an explanation of the thesis based on the scholars who advocate it. It discusses the main scholars who espouse it, and their arguments. The second part of the book is my response to this thesis.

As a result of this exercise, I have clarified many ideas and expressed them in new ways. So it is not just a defense; it is also a modern interpretation of Hindu dharma in the process.

It is open to the public. To get details on time/location, please download the Vedanta Congress program – click here

Contact me by email: RajivMalhotra2007@gmail.com

Regards,

Rajiv

33 Comments

Filed under Rajiv Malhotra

33 responses to “Rajiv Malhotra’s address to Univ of Mass: Did Vivekananda Manufacture a “Bourgeois Hinduism”‏

  1. Thank you, Rajiv. You are doing a great job. Hinduism badly needs defenders like you and many more. Though it has survived (and quite successfully) for thousands of years, at the moment it’s in danger. The whole world is out to get us. As much as I hate to admit (‘cause it hurts my Hindu pride), fact is, we are very insecure at the moment. To tell you the truth, every night I go to bed worrying endlessly, if I would wake up next morning as a Hindu among the Hindu world! I have lost my appetite, can’t concentrate in my work, my BP has hit the ceiling, and life has become miserable. If this is what happens with an ordinary Hindu like me, just imagine the plight of those extra ordinary Hindus who breathe, eat, drink and dream Hinduism 24 X 7, 365 days a year.

  2. duartmaclean

    This is interesting. I have been studying ‘HInduism’ — i.e., the Sanatana Dharma, over many years and am also a ‘practitioner’. Vivekananda has clearly been a great influence, but the Vedanta espoused by Adi Sankara seems to be rock solid. Ramana Maharshi upheld it and drew heavily from both the Agamas, the Upanishads and Adi Sankara. It is also widely known that not all Hindu’s are non-dualists. The founder of the Krishna Consciousness movement was adamantly dualist and he attacked Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (with whom I studied) for spreading the non-dual form of Vedanta in the West. I look forward to further columns in this site on the subject.

  3. Indian Realist

    “The whole world is out to get us. As much as I hate to admit (‘cause it hurts my Hindu pride), fact is, we are very insecure at the moment.”

    Did you forget to tell this to Kashmiri Hindus?

  4. nitha

    “What is your idea about Creation?’
    This maya is not absolute zero,nor non-existence.It is defined as
    nither existence nor non-existence. It is not-existence ,because
    that can be said only of the Absolute ,the Unchangeable and
    in this sense Maya is non existence .Again it can be said for
    if it were ,it could never produce the phenomenon. So it is
    something which is neither ; and in Vedanta philosophy it is
    called Anivarchaniya or inexpressible.Maya ,then, is the real
    cause of this universe.Maya gives the name and form to what
    Brahman or God gives the material; and the latter seems to
    have been transformed into all this.
    The Advaitists,then,have no place for individual soul.
    They say individual souls are created by Maya.In reality
    they cannot exist.If there were only one existence throughout,
    how could it be that I am one,and you are one,and so forth?
    We are all one,and cause of evil is the perception of
    duality.As soon as I begin to feel that I am separate from
    this universe ,then first comes fear,and then comes misery.
    When one hears another ,one sees another,that is
    Small.

    “ What is the concept of God?
    When one does not see another,when one does
    not hear another,that is the gratest ,that is God.In that
    greatest is perfect happiness.in small thing there is no
    happiness.
    -Swami Vivekananda.
    THE VEDANTA PHILOSOPHY
    -From the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

    • ravi

      @nitha,well said.
      Swami Vivekananda said
      (At the World’s Parliament of Religions, Chicago
      11th September, 1893)
      “I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth. I am proud to tell you that we have gathered in our bosom the purest remnant of the Israelites, who came to Southern India and took refuge with us in the very year in which their holy temple was shattered to pieces by Roman tyranny. I am proud to belong to the religion which has sheltered and is still fostering the remnant of the grand Zoroastrian nation. ”
      This is Hindu world,everybody is welcomed.

    • karan

      If God can exist without being created, why can’t this life itself exist without being created? If you accept that something is possible without being created, then what is the trouble? Then why think about a God who created the world? The East says God is not the creator, God is the creation. Nobody has created it, it is there. It has been so always, it will be so always – sometimes manifest, sometimes unmanifest; sometimes visible, sometimes invisible. It goes on moving in a periodical rhythm, in a circle. But existence itself is uncreated and it has no goal.

      • narendra

        Quantum physics is a branch of science that deals with discrete, indivisible units of energy called quanta as described by the Quantum Theory.
        Why the Quantum Physics similar to Adawait Theory?
        1. Energy is not continuous, but comes in small but discrete units.
        2.The elementary particles behave both like particles and like waves. i.e. Saguna Brahma and Nirguna Bramha
        3 .The movement of these particles is inherently random.
        4.It is physically impossible to know both the position and the momentum of a particle at the same time. The more precisely one is known, the less precise the measurement of the other is. i.e. The World is illusion ,you cannot feel body and soul at a time.
        5.The atomic world is nothing like the world we live in.

        • ravi

          Thus both energy and mass are always manifested together, as two sides of the same coin, connected by E=MC². This means that at some level, the two are connected and there is something, some sub–origin, of which both matter and energy are two manifestations as it were, and which can manifest as both energy and matter simultaneously. But in the present Standard Model, the two have very different origins and are considered two different entities, there is nothing intrinsic which connects them. Thus the present Standard Model cannot be final. There must be a layer underneath it, something which connects mass and energy. For example, if we say that the superstrings theory is true, then we could say that both matter and energy are manifestations of these superstrings, perhaps matter is a compressed manifestation and energy is a dispersed manifestation. A sub–structure beyond the present standard model is indicated by this dichotomy between matter and energy in the standard model.

          In fact, not just matter–energy issues but a number of issues show that there is a substructure beyond the Standard Model. Physicists are the first to realize this, and that is why there are a host of theories which explain the world at a deeper level than the standard model. There are so many theories: GUT theories, String theory, Technicolor theory, etc.

          What then is the importance of Advaita Vedanta in this?

          The importance of Advaita Vedanta is that it makes the claim that at the ultimate level, the universe will be seen to have as its origin, not discrete, multiple particles, but a single homogenous structure beyond time and space.

          Advaita Vedanta does not say that the Standard Model is wrong. Nor will it claim that something deeper like the String theory is wrong. But what Advaita Vedanta says is that till this homogenous continuous entity is reached as the basis, physics will never achieve a complete solution and we will have to continue digging deeper and deeper. All questions will finally be answered only when we reach the rock bottom, at which we will find this homogenous structure.

          • Ashok44@rediffmail.com

            TO ADVANCING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEEPEST LAWS OF NATURE existence of the HYPOTHESISED HIGGS BOSON (SO CALLED GOD PARTICLE) and of the large family of new particles predicted by super symmetric theories discovered in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) lies in a tunnel 27 kilometres (17 mi) in circumference, as deep as 175 metres (574 ft) beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland.

            It was built in collaboration with over 10,000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries, as well as hundreds of universities and laboratories.
            The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. It was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) from 1998 to 2008.

        • Ashok44@rediffmail.com

          A new particle has been discovered, i.e. Higgs boson (OR GOD PARTICLE!!! ).
          The Higgs boson or Higgs particle is a proposed elementary particle in the Standard Model of particle physics. The Higgs boson’s existence would have profound importance in particle physics by proving the existence of the hypothetical Higgs field—the simplest of several proposed mechanisms for the breaking of electroweak symmetry, and THE MEANS BY WHICH ELEMENTARY PARTICLE ACQUIRE MASS.
          The leading explanation is that a field exists that has non-zero strength everywhere—EVEN IN OTHERWISE EMPTY SPACE—and that particles acquire mass when interacting with this so-called Higgs field. If this theory is true, a matching particle—the smallest possible excitation of the Higgs field—should also EXIST AND BE DETECTABLE, providing a crucial test of the theory.
          Consequently, it has been the target of a long search in particle physics.
          Its discovery would still leave unanswered questions about the unification of quantum chromodynamics, the electroweak interaction, and gravity, as well as the ultimate origin of the universe.
          The Higgs boson is named after Peter Higgs and Satyandra Nath Bose (Indian physicist).
          The Higgs boson is often referred to as the “God particle” by individuals outside the scientific community, after the title of Nobel Physics prize winner Leon Lederman’s popular science book on particle physics.
          While use of this term may have contributed to increased media interest, many scientists dislike it, since it is sensational and overstates the particle’s importance.
          Higgs, an atheist himself, is displeased that the Higgs particle is nicknamed the “God particle”,because the term “might offend people who are religious”.

      • ravi

        @ nitha
        Mankind’s first forays into physics, the understanding of the physical world, has always been led by the desire to find the most fundamental elements from which all others can be derived.

        The first forays into physics, the understanding of the physical world, were made by the Vaisesikas of India, who formulated the concept of ‘anu’, the atom. Pythogoras after his visit to India formulated a similar concept in Greece, the concept of the atom.

        This concept continued unchanged into the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries till Rutherford broke up the atom into nucleus and electrons.

        This finally has been broken down by quantum physics. Unlike the previous theories, the quantum theory has a far more solid base. Its equations and theories have always been supported perfectly by experiments. There is hardly any other theory which has been experimented more and which has achieved such absolutely perfect results.

        Quantum physics breaks down the protons, neutrons and electrons of the atom into further subdivisions, called sub particles. This arrangement of sub particles is called the ‘standard model’. The sub particles and their interactions in the standard model has been proven irrevocably by numerous experiments.
        @ Narandra
        You have clearly derived similarity between Adwaita or non-dualist theory with Quantum Physics.
        Hence ,our Adwaita or non-dualist theory is perfect and scientific.

    • narendra

      The Advaitist theory of the soul reconciles both these positions. The position of the Advaitist is that it is true that we cannot think of the substance as separate from the qualities, we cannot think of change and not-change at the same time; it would be impossible. But the very thing which is the substance is the quality; substance and quality are not two things. It is the unchangeable that is appearing as the changeable. The unchangeable substance of the universe is not something separate from it. The noumenon is not something different from the phenomena, but it is the very noumenon which has become the phenomena. There is a soul which is unchanging, and what we call feelings and perceptions, nay, even the body, are the very soul, seen from another point of view. We have got into the habit of thinking that we have bodies and souls and so forth, but really speaking, there is only one.

      When I think of myself as the body, I am only a body; it is meaningless to say I am something else. And when I think of myself as the soul, the body vanishes, and the perception of the body does not remain. None can get the perception of the Self without his perception of the body having vanished, none can get perception of the substance without his perception of the qualities having vanished.

      The ancient illustration of Advaita, of the rope being taken for a snake, may elucidate the point a little more. When a man mistakes the rope for a snake, the rope has vanished, and when he takes it for a rope, the snake has vanished, and the rope only remains. The ideas of dual or treble existence come from reasoning on insufficient data, and we read them in books or hear about them, until we come under the delusion that we really have a dual perception of the soul and the body; but such a perception never really exists. The perception is either of the body or of the soul. It requires no arguments to prove it, you can verify it in your own minds.

      Try to think of yourself as a soul, as a disembodied something. You will find it to be almost impossible, and those few who are able to do so will find that at the time when they realise themselves as a soul they have no idea of the body. You have heard of, or perhaps have seen, persons who on particular occasions had been in peculiar states of mind, brought about by deep meditation. From their experience you may gather that when they were perceiving the internal something, the external had vanished for them. This shows that whatever exists is one. That one is appearing in these various forms, and all these various forms give rise to the relation of cause and effect. The relation of cause and effect is one of evolution — the one becomes the other, and so on. Sometimes the cause vanishes, as it were, and in its place leaves the effect. If the soul is the cause of the body, the soul, as it were vanishes for the time being, and the body remains; and when the body vanishes, the soul remains. This theory fits the arguments of the Buddhists that were levelled against the assumption of the dualism of body and soul, by denying the duality, and showing that the substance and the qualities are one and the same thing appearing in various forms.

      We have seen also that this idea of the unchangeable can be established only as regards the whole, but never as regards the part. The very idea of part comes from the idea of change or motion. Everything that is limited we can understand and know, because it is changeable; and the whole must be unchangeable, because there is no other thing besides it in relation to which change would be possible. Change is always in regard to something which does not change, or which changes relatively less.

      According to Advaita, therefore, the idea of the soul as universal, unchangeable, and immortal can be demonstrated as far as possible. The difficulty would be as regards the particular. What shall we do with the old dualistic theories which have such a hold upon us, and which we have all to pass through — these beliefs in limited, little, individual souls?
      -Swami Vivekananda

      • singh

        “Advaita Vedanta does not say that the Standard Model is wrong. Nor will it claim that something deeper like the String theory is wrong. But what Advaita Vedanta says is that till this homogenous continuous entity is reached as the basis, physics will never achieve a complete solution and we will have to continue digging deeper and deeper. All questions will finally be answered only when we reach the rock bottom, at which we will find this homogenous structure.”
        Hence ,with the experimentation with Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ( world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator). our Adwaita or non-dualist theory will be proved perfect and scientific.

    • duartmaclean

      re: “The Advaitists,then,have no place for individual soul.” Not exactly true. The soul does exist, but as a manifestation of Maya (Shakti). As Shakti, the soul and everything else has it’s Being in infinite Consciousness — i.e., Source, therefore everything that is in any sense ‘measurable’ is sublated by this ultimate Reality. The soul eventually comes to Realize that it is not different from the paramatman (Self). Vedanta does not encourage denial or rejection our human functions while we are still in a state of primordial Ignorance of our true nature.

  5. nitha

    Bourgeoisie is a word from the French language, used in the fields of political economy, political philosophy, sociology, and history, which originally denoted the wealthy stratum of the middle class that originated during the latter part of the Middle Ages (AD 500–1500).The utilization and specific application of the word is from the realm of the social sciences. In sociology and in political science, the noun bourgeoisie and the adjective bourgeois are terms that describe a historical range of socio-economic classes. As such, in the Western world, since the late 18th century, the bourgeoisie describes a social class “characterized by their ownership of capital, and their related culture”; hence, the personal terms bourgeois (masculine) and bourgeoise (feminine) culturally identify the man or woman who is a member of the wealthiest social class of a given society, and their materialistic worldview (Weltanschauung). In Marxist philosophy, the term bourgeoisie denotes the social class who owns the means of production and whose societal concerns are the value of property and the preservation of capital, in order to ensure the perdurance of their economic supremacy in society
    Joseph Schumpeter instead saw the creation of new bourgeoisie as the driving force behind the Capitalist engine, particularly entrepreneurs who took risks in order to bring innovation to industries and the economy through the process of Creative Destruction.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourgeoisie

    • ravi

      So,”Capitalist” USA (Univ. of Masachusetts, Dartmouth) using this “Communist” abuse term “Bourgeois ” for Indian spiritualist Swami Vivekananda or trying to classify all Hindu in general as their class enemy???

      • singh

        @ravi,well said.
        This word is used as “Kafir “, “unbelievers “in abrahmanic religion to subjugate their enemies.

  6. Quantum Physics came from the Vedas: Schrödinger, Einstein and Tesla were all Vedantists.
    “How does Quantum Physics work? You may ask.
    In this article we discuss a very brief simplified history of Quantum Mechanics and will quote what the founding fathers of this branch of science had to say about it.
    We are not interested in new age mumbo-jumbo. We are interested in understanding what is real and what is false. This is why we, along with all other great minds, consult the Vedic texts. Please read on…The famous Danish physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate Niels Bohr (1885-1962) (pictured above) was a follower of the Vedas. He said “I go into the Upanishads to ask questions.” Both Bohr and Schrödinger, the founders of quantum physics, were avid readers of the Vedic texts and observed that their experiments in quantum physics were consistent with what they had read in the Vedas.
    Niels Bohr got the ball rolling around 1900 by explaining why atoms emit and absorb electromagnetic radiation only at certain frequencies.
    Then, in the 1920′s Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961), an Austrian-Irish physicist (pictured below), who won the Nobel prize, came up with his famous wave equation that predicts how the Quantum Mechanical wave function changes with time. Wave functions are used in Quantum Mechanics to determine how particles move and interact with time.
    In the 1920′s Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) (pictured at Left) formulated his famous uncertainty principal, which states that when a physicist attempts to observe a subatomic particle, the experimental apparatus inevitably alters the subatomic particle’s trajectory. This is because they are trying to observe something that is of the same scale as the photons they are using to observe it.
    To be more specific, to observe something that is subatomic in size one must use a device (apparatus) that projects photons at the particle that is being observed. This is because the reception of photons by our retina are what we call vision. Basically, to observe something, we must bounce photons off it. The problem is that the photons disturb the subatomic particles because they are of the same size. Thus, there is no way to observe subatomic particles without altering their trajectories.
    Bohr, Heisenberg and Schrödinger regularly read Vedic texts. Heisenberg stated: “Quantum theory will not look ridiculous to people who have read Vedanta.” Vedanta is the conclusion of Vedic thought.
    Furthermore, Fritjof Capra, who was interviewed by Renee Weber in the book The Holographic Paradigm (page 217–218), has stated that Schrödinger, in speaking about Heisenberg, has said:
“I had several discussions with Heisenberg. I lived in England then [circa 1972], and I visited him several times in Munich and showed him the whole manuscript chapter by chapter. He was very interested and very open, and he told me something that I think is not known publicly because he never published it. He said that he was well aware of these parallels. While he was working on quantum theory he went to India to lecture and was a guest of Tagore. He talked a lot with Tagore about Indian philosophy. Heisenberg told me that these talks had helped him a lot with his work in physics, because they showed him that all these new ideas in quantum physics were in fact not all that crazy. He realized there was, in fact, a whole culture that subscribed to very similar ideas. Heisenberg said that this was a great help for him. Niels Bohr had a similar experience when he went to China.”
    Consequently, Bohr adopted the Yin-Yang symbol as part of his family coat-of-arms when he was knighted in 1947.
    Schrodinger wrote in his book Meine Weltansicht:“This life of yours which you are living is not merely a piece of this entire existence, but in a certain sense the whole; only this whole is not so constituted that it can be surveyed in one single glance. This, as we know, is what the Brahmins [wise men or priests in the Vedic tradition] express in that sacred, mystic formula which is yet really so simple and so clear; tat tvam asi, this is you. Or, again, in such words as “I am in the east and the west, I am above and below, I am this entire world.”
ब्रह्मैवेदममृतं पुरस्तात् ब्रह्म पश्चात् ब्रह्म उत्तरतो दक्षिणतश्चोत्तरेण ।
अधश्चोर्ध्वं च प्रसृतं ब्रह्मैवेदं विश्वमिदं वरिष्ठम् ॥ 2.2.11
This is a reference to the Mundaka Upanishad mantra (above) in which the Vedic understanding of the connectivity of living entities is put forward to help the Bhakta (practitioner of yoga) to understand the difference between the body and the living entity. How the real nature of the living entity is realized only in union with the source, the supreme being (Brahman/Krishna) through a platform of transcendental divine loving service.
    Schrödinger, in speaking of a universe in which particles are represented by wave functions, said: “The unity and continuity of Vedanta are reflected in the unity and continuity of wave mechanics.  This is entirely consistent with the Vedanta concept of All in One.”
    “The multiplicity is only apparent. This is the doctrine of the Upanishads. And not of the Upanishads only. The mystical experience of the union with God regularly leads to this view, unless strong prejudices stand in the West.”
(Source: WHAT IS LIFE? By Erwin Schrödinger Pg.  Cambridge University Press)
     
    “There is no kind of framework within which we can find consciousness in the plural; this is simply something we construct because of the temporal plurality of individuals, but it is a false construction… The only solution to this conflict insofar as any is available to us at all lies in the ancient wisdom of the Upanishad.”
(Source: Mein Leben, Meine Weltansicht [My Life, My World View] (1961) Chapter 4)
    Schrödinger’s biographer Moore,  wrote: “His system – or that of the Upanishads – is delightful and consistent: the self and the world are one and they are all. He rejected traditional western religious beliefs (Jewish, Christian, and Islamic) not on the basis of any reasoned argument, nor even with an expression of emotional antipathy, for he loved to use religious expressions and metaphors, but simply by saying that they are naïve – and will not understand Quantum theory and consciousness.”
    In his famous essay on determinism and free will, he expressed very clearly the sense that consciousness is a unity, arguing that this “insight is not new…From the early great Upanishads the recognition Atman = Brahman (the personal self equals the omnipresent, all-comprehending eternal self) was in Indian thought considered, far from being blasphemous, to represent, the quintessence of deepest insight into the happenings of the world. The striving of all the scholars of Vedanta was, after having learnt to pronounce with their lips, really to assimilate in their minds this grandest of all thoughts.”Schrödinger wrote:  “Vedanta teaches that consciousness is singular, all happenings are played out in one universal consciousness and there is no multiplicity of selves… The stages of human development are to strive for Possession (Artha), Knowledge (Dharma), Ability (Kama), Being (Moksha)… Nirvana is a state of pure blissful knowledge. It has nothing to do with individual. The ego or its separation is an illusion. The goal of man is to preserve his Karma and to develop it further – when man dies his karma lives and creates for itself another carrier.”
    In the above quote we can clearly see Schrödinger’s firm belief in reincarnation.Schrödinger wrote in his book My View of the World (Chapter 4). “In all the world, there is no kind of framework within which we can find consciousness in the plural; this is simply something we construct because of the temporal plurality of individuals, but it is a false construction….The only solution to this conflict in so far as  any is available to us at all lies in the ancient wisdom of the Upanishad.”
    The Vedas teach that we are more than physical bodies operating according to the laws of physics and chemistry. We, the eternal conscious self (Atma), are inherently connected to the greater whole (ParamAtma), and this eternal inherent connection is totally transcendental to matter. All living entities (Atmas), having free will, are able to ignore this connection or recognize it. The Vedas teach us how to do both. When we act as scientists and look for facts and accept them and then go on to use and act according to our new realizations we can make great progress. So similarly as living entities we must scientifically study the great work of the evidential books of the Vedas in order to help us realize the facts of this universe and beyond, and our natural position in it.
    Schrödinger explicitly affirmed his conviction that Vedantic jnana [knowledge] represented the only true view of reality – a view for which he was prepared even to offer Empirical proof.
(source: A Short Introduction to Hinduism – By Klaus K. Klostermaier p. 168).
    Regarding mystical insights, Schrödinger tells us: “The multiplicity is only apparent. This is the doctrine of the Upanishads. And not of the Upanishads only. The mystical experience of the union with God regularly leads to this view, unless strong prejudices stand in the West.”
(source: The Eye of Shiva: Eastern Mysticism and Science – By Amaury de Riencourt  p.78).
    In autumn of 1925 Schrödinger wrote an interestingly personal account of his philosophy of life (Mein Weltansicht – My World View).He completed this in 1960 and in chapter 5 of this book he gives his understanding of the basic view of Vedanta. He writes – “Vedanta teaches that consciousness is singular, all happenings are played out in one universal consciousness and there is no multiplicity of selves.”
    Maya [illusion] is the cause of our faulty identification with this material world. In all the embodied forms of existence the individual Atma Brahman living entity enters he is fully able to at any time revive his forgotten eternal and inherent connection with Brahman (Paramatma) the supreme self.
    Schrödinger did not believe that it will be possible to demonstrate the unity of consciousness by logical arguments. One must make an imaginative leap guided by communion with nature and the persuasion of  analogies. He understood the nonmaterial eternal nature of the conscious self and how the that Atman is intimately connected to the supreme.
    In the 1920′s quantum mechanics was created by the three great minds mentioned above, Heisenberg, Bohr and Schrödinger, who all read from and greatly respected the Vedas. They elaborated upon these ancient books of wisdom in their own language and with modern mathematical formulas in order to try to understand the ideas that are to be found throughout the Vedas, referred to in the ancient Sanskrit as “Brahman”, “Paramatma”, “Akasha” and “Atman”, and as Schrödinger said, they all he wanted “Some blood transfusion from the East to the West to save Western science from spiritual anemia.”In 1935 Einstein Prodolsky and Rosen challenged Quantum Mechanics on the grounds that it was an incomplete formulation, they were the first authors to recognize that quantum mechanics is inherently non-local, which means that it allows for instantaneous action across arbitrarily great distances. So that an action in one place can instantly influence something on the other side of the universe in no time at all. This very powerful paper (The EPR paper) explaining Quantum Entanglement changed the world and alerted the world to the magical implications of quantum mechanics metaphysical implications.
    But, Einstein states: “Es gibt keine spukhafte Fernwirkung”  which translates to “There is no spooky action at a distance.” He did not believe in magic. He believed in science and would regularly read the Bhagavad-gita.  Einstein’s famous quote on the Bhagavad-gita is – “When I read the Bhagavad-gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.” He also wrote in his book The World as I See It, pp. 24 – 28.”I maintain that the cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest motive for scientific research.”One thing that all this materialistic research has done is to open up the doors for the world to look deeper into the validity of the Vedas. For it is stated in the Bhagavad-gita  “A mundaner 1) is sure to commit mistakes, 2) is invariably illusioned, 3) has the tendency to cheat others and 4) is limited by imperfect senses. With these four imperfections, one cannot deliver perfect information of all-pervading knowledge.” So no matter how much experimenting we do we can never come to the absolute truth using imperfect instruments of perception even if we have a super brain like Einstein or Schrödinger. For our very minds, thoughts and power of intelligence only work on the platform of time and space and are defective being subjected to the 4 defects that the Bhagavad-gita mentions. So we must come to accept a higher authority. Not a mundane person of the material world that is limited by his own imperfect senses and instruments in a laboratory. We must approach Krishna the supreme person! We must give Him the credit For he is the supreme father of all Quantum processes that all these other men mentioned in this article are trying to understand. He has established all these laws of nature and is controlling it and it is by his will that they will or will not ever understand it.  For the Vedas are coming from and meant to ultimately understand and love Krishna the supreme being. The dry mental speculators and scientists (depicted at the bottom of the picture, at left) try by their own limited power of intellect and observation to understand Krishna/God but they do not know that Krishna is only known by those fortunate souls that serve Him in the mood of love and surrender. Let us not forget, “God” means the all powerful, so we cannot force the all powerful supreme personality to reveal Himself to us by our own limited strength and arrangements. Krishna is way above that. The scientific process to do this is to hear from a fully self realized soul like Srila Prabhupada by reading his books and purify our minds and hearts so we are qualified to understand those transcendental books by chanting the hare Krishna Maha mantra, Practicing celibacy (controlling the senses) and thus surrendering to the supreme being Krishna.Since scientists like Schrödinger did not possess a direct knowledge of Sanskrit to discern first hand what the Vedic texts actually were saying, they were forced to read various translations of these great books of wisdom such as the Upanishads. There are persons like Robert Oppenheimer (1904 – 1967) (pictured on left) who were not lacking in such an advantage. Oppenheimer learned Sanskrit in 1933 and read the Bhagavad-gita in the original, citing it later as one of the most influential books to shape his philosophy of life, and stated that “The Vedas are the greatest privilege of this century.”
    Upon witnessing the world’s first nuclear test in 1945, he instantly quoted Bhagavad-gita chapter 11, text 32 “Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.”
     
    Vedic texts such as the Bahgavad-gita and the Upanishads were collectively considered  the most influential books ever written by eminent people like Thoreau, Kant, Schopenhauer, Schrödinger, Werner Heisenberg , Tesla, Einstein etc.
    The fact is that, irrespective of east or west, great minds that come in contact with the Vedic texts agree that the ultimate reality remains timeless and changeless, and is contained in the Vedic texts such as the Bhagavad-gita and the Upanishads.Furthermore 300 years before Quantum Mechanics Sir Isaac Newton came up with Classical Mechanics which is very basic action and reaction. Newton’s entire work in Physics and Calculus was taken wholesale from the Vedas and Kerala book of Calculus. It was simply taken from the Vedas where it was originally used for calculating rates of change in Astronomy and Astrology for many thousands of years before Newton.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Another genius scientist was Nikola Tesla, a super genius Serbian. Tesla along with the others mentioned above knew that the ancient Indian Brahmans (wise men), well equipped with knowledge from the Vedas had understandings of the intricate laws, mathematical formulas and subtle workings of the universe that far surpass anything we can even imagine today.It is uncertain how Nikola Tesla was introduced to the Vedas. Much of Teslas life and work has been erased from history due to this mastermind inventor and scientist wanting to make the fruits of all his work available for free to the world (google “free energy Tesla” And your mind will be truly blown away). Unfortunately for us, because he was not trying to use his genius for profiteering and exploiting others he met with one setback after another. His grants and funding were constantly being revoked by those that control the economy and trade.  Nikola Tesla originally invented many things that we all use on a daily basis but most people have never even heard of him because his name was removed from common history (just like much of the teaching of the Veda’s) and he was eventually murdered. I guess he know too much and wanted to share it freely for the betterment of mankind, (just like the Veda’s) not to exploit. Unfortunately not every one saw eye to eye with him.
    Tesla understood the great power of Zero Point Field or Akasha or Ether–the power of space between the electrons and the nucleus. Vivekanda’s effect on Tesla was so great that he became vegetarian, became celibate and started using Sanskrit words. He died with his scalar energy science in his head, because he did NOT want the US military to use it to destroy the planet. No wonder he was denied the Nobel prize and eventually killed. Knowledge is power, and there are many people that want all the power for themselves. Tesla wanted to give power to everyone for free! He was actually the first person to figure out how to make radio communication possible across the atlantic ocean. But because he wanted to make this ability free for others his funding was stopped and the credit was later given to someone else that played the power game better then him. 
    Here is just a small list of some of Tesla’s contributions to the world that he has not been given credit for:
    Alternating Current -AC electricity (Thomas Edison literally stole his ideas from him and took the credit for for it).
Radio (Marconi just took the ideas and work of Tesla and got the cerdit for it).
Hydro-electricity (Tesla Built the first Hydro-electric power plant at Niagara falls As a result we see whats there now)
X-rays
transistors (you are using a transistor right now to view this webpage🙂 )
Resonant frequency (every one else figured it out 50 yeas later)
Fluorescent and Neon lighting
The induction motor
The rotating magnetic field (precursor to gyroscope)
Arc lighting
Tesla coil
Oscillators
Encryption technology and scrambler
Wireless communication and power transmission
remote control
Telegeodynamics (a way to search for metals and minerals)
Tachometer and speedometer
Refrigeration machines
Bladeless turbines and pumps
Cryogenic engineering
reactive jet dirigible (precursor to Harrier jet)
Hovercraft Flivver plane (precursor to Osprey helicopter/aircraft)
Particle-beam weapons (precursor to Starwars)
    All Teslas engineering was done in his head he never worked things out on paper or used scale models to come to a functioning final result. He was truly empowered by Krishna. Things would appear in his head and he would simply record it exactly as it came to him, similar to Beethoven.
    Below is a picture of the tower Tesla built in the early 1900s in Shoreham, New York referred to as “Wardenclyffe.” This tower was proposed to be a model for more of these towers located around the world to provide free wireless energy to everyone. Upon J.P. Morgans finding out it was not equipped with any type of meter to monitor who was using how much of the energy it provided and was thus not for profit he ripped Tesla’s funding out from under him and the tower was tore down.Tesla lived to be 86 years old. He was 6 ft. 2 in. (1.88 m) tall and reported to be strikingly handsome. He was also a celibate his whole life. This goes in line with the teaching’s of the Vedas that Tesla and other master minds were familiar with. The Veda’s recommend for yogis and those wanting super intelligence and inner power to conserve their own divine energy by observing celibacy. As Tesla himself has said “The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power.” & “Our senses enable us to perceive only a minute portion of the outside world.”
    Now ask you self why don’t we learn about the Veda’s in school but instead are told it is all just some hindu ”mythology” well maybe for the same reason why we have not ever heard about Mr. Nikola Tesla.
     
     
     Although not a physicist, the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer(1788 – 1860) I feel also deserves a place in this article due the fact that he read a Latin translation of the Vedic texts and also glorified the Upanishads  in his main work, The World as Will and Representation (1819), as well as in his Parerga and Paralipomena (1851). He found his own philosophy was in accord with the Vedic, ideas.
    As he states: “That I encounter in the Vedas deep original lofty thoughts, suffused with a high and holy seriousness”
    and
    “If the reader has also received the benefit of the Vedas, the access to which by means of the Upanishads is in my eyes the greatest privilege which this still young century (1818) may claim before all previous centuries, if then the reader, I say, has received his initiation in primeval Indian wisdom, and received it with an open heart, he will be prepared in the very best way for hearing what I have to tell him. It will not sound to him strange, as to many others, much less disagreeable; for I might, if it did not sound conceited, contend that every one of the detached statements which constitute the Upanishads, may be deduced as a necessary result from the fundamental thoughts which I have to enunciate, though those deductions themselves are by no means to be found there.”
(source: The World as Will and Representation Preface to the first edition, p. xiii)
    Quantum Physics came from the Vedas:
    Schrödinger, Einstein and Tesla were all Vedantists.

    How does Quantum Physics work? You may ask.
    In this article we discuss a very brief simplified history of Quantum Mechanics and will quote what the founding fathers of this branch of science had to say about it.
    We are not interested in new age mumbo-jumbo. We are interested in understanding what is real and what is false. This is why we, along with all other great minds, consult the Vedic texts. Please read on…The famous Danish physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate Niels Bohr (1885-1962) (pictured above) was a follower of the Vedas. He said “I go into the Upanishads to ask questions.” Both Bohr and Schrödinger, the founders of quantum physics, were avid readers of the Vedic texts and observed that their experiments in quantum physics were consistent with what they had read in the Vedas.
    Niels Bohr got the ball rolling around 1900 by explaining why atoms emit and absorb electromagnetic radiation only at certain frequencies.
    Then, in the 1920′s Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961), an Austrian-Irish physicist (pictured below), who won the Nobel prize, came up with his famous wave equation that predicts how the Quantum Mechanical wave function changes with time. Wave functions are used in Quantum Mechanics to determine how particles move and interact with time.
    In the 1920′s Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) (pictured at Left) formulated his famous uncertainty principal, which states that when a physicist attempts to observe a subatomic particle, the experimental apparatus inevitably alters the subatomic particle’s trajectory. This is because they are trying to observe something that is of the same scale as the photons they are using to observe it.
    To be more specific, to observe something that is subatomic in size one must use a device (apparatus) that projects photons at the particle that is being observed. This is because the reception of photons by our retina are what we call vision. Basically, to observe something, we must bounce photons off it. The problem is that the photons disturb the subatomic particles because they are of the same size. Thus, there is no way to observe subatomic particles without altering their trajectories.
    Bohr, Heisenberg and Schrödinger regularly read Vedic texts. Heisenberg stated: “Quantum theory will not look ridiculous to people who have read Vedanta.” Vedanta is the conclusion of Vedic thought.
    Furthermore, Fritjof Capra, who was interviewed by Renee Weber in the book The Holographic Paradigm (page 217–218), has stated that Schrödinger, in speaking about Heisenberg, has said:
“I had several discussions with Heisenberg. I lived in England then [circa 1972], and I visited him several times in Munich and showed him the whole manuscript chapter by chapter. He was very interested and very open, and he told me something that I think is not known publicly because he never published it. He said that he was well aware of these parallels. While he was working on quantum theory he went to India to lecture and was a guest of Tagore. He talked a lot with Tagore about Indian philosophy. Heisenberg told me that these talks had helped him a lot with his work in physics, because they showed him that all these new ideas in quantum physics were in fact not all that crazy. He realized there was, in fact, a whole culture that subscribed to very similar ideas. Heisenberg said that this was a great help for him. Niels Bohr had a similar experience when he went to China.”
    Consequently, Bohr adopted the Yin-Yang symbol as part of his family coat-of-arms when he was knighted in 1947.
    Schrodinger wrote in his book Meine Weltansicht:“This life of yours which you are living is not merely a piece of this entire existence, but in a certain sense the whole; only this whole is not so constituted that it can be surveyed in one single glance. This, as we know, is what the Brahmins [wise men or priests in the Vedic tradition] express in that sacred, mystic formula which is yet really so simple and so clear; tat tvam asi, this is you. Or, again, in such words as “I am in the east and the west, I am above and below, I am this entire world.”
ब्रह्मैवेदममृतं पुरस्तात् ब्रह्म पश्चात् ब्रह्म उत्तरतो दक्षिणतश्चोत्तरेण ।
अधश्चोर्ध्वं च प्रसृतं ब्रह्मैवेदं विश्वमिदं वरिष्ठम् ॥ 2.2.11
This is a reference to the Mundaka Upanishad mantra (above) in which the Vedic understanding of the connectivity of living entities is put forward to help the Bhakta (practitioner of yoga) to understand the difference between the body and the living entity. How the real nature of the living entity is realized only in union with the source, the supreme being (Brahman/Krishna) through a platform of transcendental divine loving service.
    Schrödinger, in speaking of a universe in which particles are represented by wave functions, said: “The unity and continuity of Vedanta are reflected in the unity and continuity of wave mechanics.  This is entirely consistent with the Vedanta concept of All in One.”
    “The multiplicity is only apparent. This is the doctrine of the Upanishads. And not of the Upanishads only. The mystical experience of the union with God regularly leads to this view, unless strong prejudices stand in the West.”
(Source: WHAT IS LIFE? By Erwin Schrödinger Pg.  Cambridge University Press)
     
    “There is no kind of framework within which we can find consciousness in the plural; this is simply something we construct because of the temporal plurality of individuals, but it is a false construction… The only solution to this conflict insofar as any is available to us at all lies in the ancient wisdom of the Upanishad.”
(Source: Mein Leben, Meine Weltansicht [My Life, My World View] (1961) Chapter 4)
    Schrödinger’s biographer Moore,  wrote: “His system – or that of the Upanishads – is delightful and consistent: the self and the world are one and they are all. He rejected traditional western religious beliefs (Jewish, Christian, and Islamic) not on the basis of any reasoned argument, nor even with an expression of emotional antipathy, for he loved to use religious expressions and metaphors, but simply by saying that they are naïve – and will not understand Quantum theory and consciousness.”
    In his famous essay on determinism and free will, he expressed very clearly the sense that consciousness is a unity, arguing that this “insight is not new…From the early great Upanishads the recognition Atman = Brahman (the personal self equals the omnipresent, all-comprehending eternal self) was in Indian thought considered, far from being blasphemous, to represent, the quintessence of deepest insight into the happenings of the world. The striving of all the scholars of Vedanta was, after having learnt to pronounce with their lips, really to assimilate in their minds this grandest of all thoughts.”Schrödinger wrote:  “Vedanta teaches that consciousness is singular, all happenings are played out in one universal consciousness and there is no multiplicity of selves… The stages of human development are to strive for Possession (Artha), Knowledge (Dharma), Ability (Kama), Being (Moksha)… Nirvana is a state of pure blissful knowledge. It has nothing to do with individual. The ego or its separation is an illusion. The goal of man is to preserve his Karma and to develop it further – when man dies his karma lives and creates for itself another carrier.”
    In the above quote we can clearly see Schrödinger’s firm belief in reincarnation.Schrödinger wrote in his book My View of the World (Chapter 4). “In all the world, there is no kind of framework within which we can find consciousness in the plural; this is simply something we construct because of the temporal plurality of individuals, but it is a false construction….The only solution to this conflict in so far as  any is available to us at all lies in the ancient wisdom of the Upanishad.”
    The Vedas teach that we are more than physical bodies operating according to the laws of physics and chemistry. We, the eternal conscious self (Atma), are inherently connected to the greater whole (ParamAtma), and this eternal inherent connection is totally transcendental to matter. All living entities (Atmas), having free will, are able to ignore this connection or recognize it. The Vedas teach us how to do both. When we act as scientists and look for facts and accept them and then go on to use and act according to our new realizations we can make great progress. So similarly as living entities we must scientifically study the great work of the evidential books of the Vedas in order to help us realize the facts of this universe and beyond, and our natural position in it.
    Schrödinger explicitly affirmed his conviction that Vedantic jnana [knowledge] represented the only true view of reality – a view for which he was prepared even to offer Empirical proof.
(source: A Short Introduction to Hinduism – By Klaus K. Klostermaier p. 168).
    Regarding mystical insights, Schrödinger tells us: “The multiplicity is only apparent. This is the doctrine of the Upanishads. And not of the Upanishads only. The mystical experience of the union with God regularly leads to this view, unless strong prejudices stand in the West.”
(source: The Eye of Shiva: Eastern Mysticism and Science – By Amaury de Riencourt  p.78).
    In autumn of 1925 Schrödinger wrote an interestingly personal account of his philosophy of life (Mein Weltansicht – My World View).He completed this in 1960 and in chapter 5 of this book he gives his understanding of the basic view of Vedanta. He writes – “Vedanta teaches that consciousness is singular, all happenings are played out in one universal consciousness and there is no multiplicity of selves.”
    Maya [illusion] is the cause of our faulty identification with this material world. In all the embodied forms of existence the individual Atma Brahman living entity enters he is fully able to at any time revive his forgotten eternal and inherent connection with Brahman (Paramatma) the supreme self.
    Schrödinger did not believe that it will be possible to demonstrate the unity of consciousness by logical arguments. One must make an imaginative leap guided by communion with nature and the persuasion of  analogies. He understood the nonmaterial eternal nature of the conscious self and how the that Atman is intimately connected to the supreme.
    In the 1920′s quantum mechanics was created by the three great minds mentioned above, Heisenberg, Bohr and Schrödinger, who all read from and greatly respected the Vedas. They elaborated upon these ancient books of wisdom in their own language and with modern mathematical formulas in order to try to understand the ideas that are to be found throughout the Vedas, referred to in the ancient Sanskrit as “Brahman”, “Paramatma”, “Akasha” and “Atman”, and as Schrödinger said, they all he wanted “Some blood transfusion from the East to the West to save Western science from spiritual anemia.”In 1935 Einstein Prodolsky and Rosen challenged Quantum Mechanics on the grounds that it was an incomplete formulation, they were the first authors to recognize that quantum mechanics is inherently non-local, which means that it allows for instantaneous action across arbitrarily great distances. So that an action in one place can instantly influence something on the other side of the universe in no time at all. This very powerful paper (The EPR paper) explaining Quantum Entanglement changed the world and alerted the world to the magical implications of quantum mechanics metaphysical implications.
    But, Einstein states: “Es gibt keine spukhafte Fernwirkung”  which translates to “There is no spooky action at a distance.” He did not believe in magic. He believed in science and would regularly read the Bhagavad-gita.  Einstein’s famous quote on the Bhagavad-gita is – “When I read the Bhagavad-gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.” He also wrote in his book The World as I See It, pp. 24 – 28.”I maintain that the cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest motive for scientific research.”One thing that all this materialistic research has done is to open up the doors for the world to look deeper into the validity of the Vedas. For it is stated in the Bhagavad-gita  “A mundaner 1) is sure to commit mistakes, 2) is invariably illusioned, 3) has the tendency to cheat others and 4) is limited by imperfect senses. With these four imperfections, one cannot deliver perfect information of all-pervading knowledge.” So no matter how much experimenting we do we can never come to the absolute truth using imperfect instruments of perception even if we have a super brain like Einstein or Schrödinger. For our very minds, thoughts and power of intelligence only work on the platform of time and space and are defective being subjected to the 4 defects that the Bhagavad-gita mentions. So we must come to accept a higher authority. Not a mundane person of the material world that is limited by his own imperfect senses and instruments in a laboratory. We must approach Krishna the supreme person! We must give Him the credit For he is the supreme father of all Quantum processes that all these other men mentioned in this article are trying to understand. He has established all these laws of nature and is controlling it and it is by his will that they will or will not ever understand it.  For the Vedas are coming from and meant to ultimately understand and love Krishna the supreme being. The dry mental speculators and scientists (depicted at the bottom of the picture, at left) try by their own limited power of intellect and observation to understand Krishna/God but they do not know that Krishna is only known by those fortunate souls that serve Him in the mood of love and surrender. Let us not forget, “God” means the all powerful, so we cannot force the all powerful supreme personality to reveal Himself to us by our own limited strength and arrangements. Krishna is way above that. The scientific process to do this is to hear from a fully self realized soul like Srila Prabhupada by reading his books and purify our minds and hearts so we are qualified to understand those transcendental books by chanting the hare Krishna Maha mantra, Practicing celibacy (controlling the senses) and thus surrendering to the supreme being Krishna.Since scientists like Schrödinger did not possess a direct knowledge of Sanskrit to discern first hand what the Vedic texts actually were saying, they were forced to read various translations of these great books of wisdom such as the Upanishads. There are persons like Robert Oppenheimer (1904 – 1967) (pictured on left) who were not lacking in such an advantage. Oppenheimer learned Sanskrit in 1933 and read the Bhagavad-gita in the original, citing it later as one of the most influential books to shape his philosophy of life, and stated that “The Vedas are the greatest privilege of this century.”
    Upon witnessing the world’s first nuclear test in 1945, he instantly quoted Bhagavad-gita chapter 11, text 32 “Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.”
     
    Vedic texts such as the Bahgavad-gita and the Upanishads were collectively considered  the most influential books ever written by eminent people like Thoreau, Kant, Schopenhauer, Schrödinger, Werner Heisenberg , Tesla, Einstein etc.
    The fact is that, irrespective of east or west, great minds that come in contact with the Vedic texts agree that the ultimate reality remains timeless and changeless, and is contained in the Vedic texts such as the Bhagavad-gita and the Upanishads.Furthermore 300 years before Quantum Mechanics Sir Isaac Newton came up with Classical Mechanics which is very basic action and reaction. Newton’s entire work in Physics and Calculus was taken wholesale from the Vedas and Kerala book of Calculus. It was simply taken from the Vedas where it was originally used for calculating rates of change in Astronomy and Astrology for many thousands of years before Newton.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Another genius scientist was Nikola Tesla, a super genius Serbian. Tesla along with the others mentioned above knew that the ancient Indian Brahmans (wise men), well equipped with knowledge from the Vedas had understandings of the intricate laws, mathematical formulas and subtle workings of the universe that far surpass anything we can even imagine today.It is uncertain how Nikola Tesla was introduced to the Vedas. Much of Teslas life and work has been erased from history due to this mastermind inventor and scientist wanting to make the fruits of all his work available for free to the world (google “free energy Tesla” And your mind will be truly blown away). Unfortunately for us, because he was not trying to use his genius for profiteering and exploiting others he met with one setback after another. His grants and funding were constantly being revoked by those that control the economy and trade.  Nikola Tesla originally invented many things that we all use on a daily basis but most people have never even heard of him because his name was removed from common history (just like much of the teaching of the Veda’s) and he was eventually murdered. I guess he know too much and wanted to share it freely for the betterment of mankind, (just like the Veda’s) not to exploit. Unfortunately not every one saw eye to eye with him.
    Tesla understood the great power of Zero Point Field or Akasha or Ether–the power of space between the electrons and the nucleus. Vivekanda’s effect on Tesla was so great that he became vegetarian, became celibate and started using Sanskrit words. He died with his scalar energy science in his head, because he did NOT want the US military to use it to destroy the planet. No wonder he was denied the Nobel prize and eventually killed. Knowledge is power, and there are many people that want all the power for themselves. Tesla wanted to give power to everyone for free! He was actually the first person to figure out how to make radio communication possible across the atlantic ocean. But because he wanted to make this ability free for others his funding was stopped and the credit was later given to someone else that played the power game better then him. 
    Here is just a small list of some of Tesla’s contributions to the world that he has not been given credit for:
    Alternating Current -AC electricity (Thomas Edison literally stole his ideas from him and took the credit for for it).
Radio (Marconi just took the ideas and work of Tesla and got the cerdit for it).
Hydro-electricity (Tesla Built the first Hydro-electric power plant at Niagara falls As a result we see whats there now)
X-rays
transistors (you are using a transistor right now to view this webpage🙂 )
Resonant frequency (every one else figured it out 50 yeas later)
Fluorescent and Neon lighting
The induction motor
The rotating magnetic field (precursor to gyroscope)
Arc lighting
Tesla coil
Oscillators
Encryption technology and scrambler
Wireless communication and power transmission
remote control
Telegeodynamics (a way to search for metals and minerals)
Tachometer and speedometer
Refrigeration machines
Bladeless turbines and pumps
Cryogenic engineering
reactive jet dirigible (precursor to Harrier jet)
Hovercraft Flivver plane (precursor to Osprey helicopter/aircraft)
Particle-beam weapons (precursor to Starwars)
    All Teslas engineering was done in his head he never worked things out on paper or used scale models to come to a functioning final result. He was truly empowered by Krishna. Things would appear in his head and he would simply record it exactly as it came to him, similar to Beethoven.
    Below is a picture of the tower Tesla built in the early 1900s in Shoreham, New York referred to as “Wardenclyffe.” This tower was proposed to be a model for more of these towers located around the world to provide free wireless energy to everyone. Upon J.P. Morgans finding out it was not equipped with any type of meter to monitor who was using how much of the energy it provided and was thus not for profit he ripped Tesla’s funding out from under him and the tower was tore down.Tesla lived to be 86 years old. He was 6 ft. 2 in. (1.88 m) tall and reported to be strikingly handsome. He was also a celibate his whole life. This goes in line with the teaching’s of the Vedas that Tesla and other master minds were familiar with. The Veda’s recommend for yogis and those wanting super intelligence and inner power to conserve their own divine energy by observing celibacy. As Tesla himself has said “The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power.” & “Our senses enable us to perceive only a minute portion of the outside world.”
    Now ask you self why don’t we learn about the Veda’s in school but instead are told it is all just some hindu ”mythology” well maybe for the same reason why we have not ever heard about Mr. Nikola Tesla.
     
     
     Although not a physicist, the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer(1788 – 1860) I feel also deserves a place in this article due the fact that he read a Latin translation of the Vedic texts and also glorified the Upanishads  in his main work, The World as Will and Representation (1819), as well as in his Parerga and Paralipomena (1851). He found his own philosophy was in accord with the Vedic, ideas.
    As he states: “That I encounter in the Vedas deep original lofty thoughts, suffused with a high and holy seriousness”
    and
    “If the reader has also received the benefit of the Vedas, the access to which by means of the Upanishads is in my eyes the greatest privilege which this still young century (1818) may claim before all previous centuries, if then the reader, I say, has received his initiation in primeval Indian wisdom, and received it with an open heart, he will be prepared in the very best way for hearing what I have to tell him. It will not sound to him strange, as to many others, much less disagreeable; for I might, if it did not sound conceited, contend that every one of the detached statements which constitute the Upanishads, may be deduced as a necessary result from the fundamental thoughts which I have to enunciate, though those deductions themselves are by no means to be found there.”

    (source: The World as Will and Representation; Preface to the first edition, p. xiii)

    • singh

      So, it is another attempt of church(trying to prove that sun goes around the earth ) against Swami Vivekananda after Galileo???

      • singh

        Actually this is an attempt of Christian fundamentalists with the mask of Communism on them, In their term it is .Liberation theology( i.e. product of evangelical christian dirty mindset ,anarchist ,spiritually
        bankrupt,demonic intolerant ideology working as a Naxalite in india to illegality acquire mineral rich area ),

        • som

          Capitalist imperialist (military industrial complex i.e.U.S) is using Communist term of abuse “Bourgeoisie’ for Swamy Vivekananda WHY???

          • singh

            @som ,they hate Swami Vivekananda,because
            Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), Indian spiritualist

            On 9/11/1893 at World Parliament of Religions, Chicago he said to the gathering

            “We who had come from the east have sat here day after day and have been told in a patronizing way that we ought to accept Christianity because Christian nations are the most prosperous. We look about us and we see England the most prosperous Christian nation in the world, with her foot upon the neck of 250,000,000 Asiatics. We look back into history and see that the prosperity of Christian Europe begin with Spain. Spain’s prosperity began with the invasion of Mexico. Christianity wins its prosperity by cutting the throats of its fellow men. At such a price the Hindoo will not have prosperity.

            They come to my country and abuse my forefathers, my religion, and everything; they walk near a temple and say ‘you idolators, you will go to hell’, but they dare not do this to the Mohammedans of India, for the sword will be out, but the Hindu is too mild.

            And may I ask you, Europeans, what country you have ever raised to better conditions? Wherever you have found weaker races, you have exterminated them by the roots, as it were. You have settled on their lands, and they are gone for ever. What is the history of your America, your Australia, and New Zealand, your Pacific Islands and South Africa? Where are the aboriginal races there today? They have all been exterminated, you have killed them outright, as if they were wild beasts. It is only where you have not the power to do so, and there only, that other nations are still alive.

            If Christianity is a saving power in itself, why has it not saved the Ethiopians, the Abyssinians?”
            NOW THEY ( instead of calling hinduism, a satanic cult that is old term of abuse,completely old fashion, so lost its aggressiveness) ARE USING COMMUNIST TOOLS FOR SUBJUGATION IN INDIA.
            SO,THEY ARE USING COMMUNIST ABUSE TERM FOR SWAMI VIVEKANANDA.
            WE HAVE A GOOD NAME FOR THEM “ASURA”.

            • som

              @singh
              The have also dominion theology i.e Christian Right theology (apart from Liberation theology i.e Christian Left theology) ,why they are not using this???

              • singh

                @som
                The dominion theology i.e Christian Right theology is old theology The Crusades of 11th-, 12th-, and 13th-century popes who sought to extend their political and religious power. Crusading armies were, in a sense, the military arm of papal policy is the good example of dominion theology.

                Beyond all this, the Crusades coincided with a time of dramatic growth of European population and commercial activity. The Crusades provided an area of expansion to accommodate part of this growing population. They also offered an outlet for the ambitions of land-hungry knights and noblemen. At the same time, the expeditions offered rich commercial opportunities to the merchants of the growing cities of the West, particularly Genoa, Pisa, and Venice.

                Crusading thus had a broad appeal to numerous Europeans. Some went on Crusades out of greed, some out of religious fervor; almost all Crusaders sought adventure, and many of them believed that their participation would virtually guarantee personal salvation. Every Crusader probably had different reasons for participation.The experiments of the papacy and European monarchs in raising money to finance the Crusades led to the development of systems of direct general taxation that had long-term consequences for the fiscal structure of European governments.

              • singh

                Many Christian action group cadres have also been inducted into prominent naxalite groups under the garb of liberation theology activists. For instance Vernon Gonsalves @ Vikram, a state committee member of Maharashtra unit of CPI (Maoist) who was arrested by the ATS, Maharashtra, in August,2007 and another top Maoist leader Arun Ferreira, r/o Bandra, who was arrested by Nagpur police have both confessed to the police that they are activists of liberation theology movement.

              • singh

                So, we can find a connection of maoist rebellion in India with Univ. of Masachusetts, Dartmouth as both are using communist tools for abuse(say subjugation) to Hinduism.

  7. nitha

    Vedanta was originally a word used in Hindu philosophy as a synonym for that part of the Veda texts also known as the Upanishads.

    The name is a morphophonological form of Veda-anta = “Veda-end” = “the appendix to the Vedic hymns”. It is also speculated that “Vedānta” means “the purpose or goal [end] of the Vedas”. Vedanta can also be used as a noun to describe one who has mastered all four of the original Vedas.

    By the 8th century, the word came to be used to describe a group of philosophical traditions concerned with the self-realisation by which one understands the ultimate nature of reality (Brahman).

    In this respect Vedānta is also called Uttarā Mīmāṃsā, or the ‘latter enquiry’ or ‘higher enquiry’, and is often paired with Purva Mīmāṃsā, the ‘former enquiry’. Pūrva Mimamsa, usually simply called Mimamsa, deals with explanations of the fire-sacrifices of the Vedic mantras (in the Samhita portion of the Vedas) and Brahmanas, while Vedanta explicates the esoteric teachings of the Āraṇyakas (the “forest scriptures”), and the Upanishads, composed from the 9th century BCE until modern times.

    The systematization of Vedāntic ideas into one coherent treatise was undertaken by Badarāyana in the Vedānta Sutra which was composed around 200 BCE.The Vedānta-sūtra are known by a variety of names, including
    (1) Brahma-sūtra,
    (2) Śārīraka,
    (3) Vyāsa-sūtra,
    (4) Bādarāyaṇa-sūtra,
    (5) Uttara-mīmāṁsā and
    (6) Vedānta-darśana
    Vedāntists both old and new have implicitly attested to the Gitā’s importance to the development of Vedantic thought and practice.the veda.
    Vedanta is not restricted or confined to one book and there is no sole source for Vedāntic philosophy.
    Advaita Vedanta was propounded by Adi Shankara and his grand-guru Gaudapada, who described Ajativada. It is the sub-school of the Vedānta (literally, end or the goal of the Vedas, Sanskrit) school of Hindu philosophy. In the school of Vedānta, Brahman is the only reality, and the world, as it appears, is illusory.
    As Brahman is the sole reality, it cannot be said to possess any attributes whatsoever.
    An illusory power of Brahman called Māyā causes the world to arise. Ignorance of this reality is the cause of all suffering in the world and only upon true knowledge of Brahman can liberation be attained.
    When a person tries to know Brahman through his mind, due to the influence of Māyā, Brahman appears as God (Ishvara), separate from the world and from the individual. In reality, there is no difference between the individual soul jīvātman (see Atman) and Brahman. Liberation lies in knowing the reality of this non-difference (i.e. a-dvaita, “non-duality”).
    Thus, the path to liberation is finally only through knowledge (jñāna).

    So,it is wrong to say(as per western scholars ):

    “Hinduism as most Hindus practice it today is a product of Vivekananda’s fertile imagination and it did not exist before. It is an artificial unity that was constructed for political purposes, and it was built by appropriating Western religious and secular ideas. Underneath the mask, it is incoherent and contradictory. Naturally, anyone who espouses coherence and unity must be suspected of political mischief.’

    • ravi

      Max Müller, in his lectures, noted the striking similarities between Vedanta and the system of Spinoza, saying “the Brahman, as conceived in the Upanishads and defined by Sankara, is clearly the same as Spinoza’s ‘Substantia’.”
      Helena Blavatsky, a founder of the Theosophical Society also compared Spinoza’s religious thought to Vedanta, writing in an unfinished essay
      “As to Spinoza’s Deity—natura naturans—conceived in his attributes simply and alone; and the same Deity—as natura naturata or as conceived in the endless series of modifications or correlations, the direct outflowing results from the properties of these attributes.
      It is the Vedantic Deity pure and simple.”
      Baruch Spinoza (24 November 1632 – 21 February 1677) — later Benedict de Spinoza — was a Jewish-Dutch philosopher.
      The breadth and importance of Spinoza’s work was not fully realized until years after his death. By laying the groundwork for the 18th century Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern conceptions of the self and, arguably, the universe,he came to be considered one of the great rationalists of 17th-century philosophy.
      Philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel said of all contemporary philosophers, “You are either a Spinozist or not a philosopher at all.”

      • karan

        So finally , Baruch Spinoza (24 November 1632 – 21 February 1677) faced expulsion from the Jewish community.
        I have just taken a small excerpt of the Talmud Torah congregation of Amsterdam issued a writ of cherem (a kind of ban, shunning, ostracism, expulsion, or excommunication) against the 23 year old Spinoza, 27 July 1656…..

        “The Lords of the ma’amad, having long known of the evil opinions and acts of Baruch de Espinoza, have endeavord by various means and promises, to turn him from his evil ways. But having failed to make him mend his wicked ways. ——————————————————————————————– “And after all of this has been investigated in the presence of the honorable chachamin, they have decided, with their consent, that the said Espinoza should be excommunicated and expelled from the people of Israel”.———————————————————————————-
        “The Lord will not spare him; the anger and wrath of the Lord will rage against this man, and bring upon him all the curses which are written in this book, and the Lord will blot out his name from under heaven,” —————————————————————————————– “We order that no one should communicate with him orally or in writing, or show him any favor, or stay with him under the same roof, or within four ells of him, or read anything composed or written by him”.

        • karan

          So,this Jews ,Christian or in large sense abrahmanic cannot digest the truth.
          Only science and Hinduism (actually Sanatana Dharma-the eternal way of life)will survive.
          So,
          Long live Adi Shankaracharya(early 8th century CE)!!!
          Long live Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642)!!
          Long live Baruch Spinoza (24 November 1632 – 21 February 1677)!!!.
          Long live Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902)!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s