Some Aspects of Indian Wisdom
Aug 09, 2012 04:19 AM
by Ramanujachary nallanchakravarti
Some Aspects of Indian Wisdom
we mean Indian we are not talking of such fragmentation or division but are
attempting to indicate that Wisdom which has sprung up and expressed vividly
from the land called India.
Every nation on the globe has its own aspect of Wisdom that had flowered, again
according to a Plan or Design of the Divine Architect. We are aware of the fact
that there is a Divine Order, the working system of Creative Intelligences at
command, that is current and relevant to all Space, time and States of mental
development, and that the Wisdom is such expression that is periodical and
continental. It is also a progression towards fullness or perfection, which
again means an integration and all-inclusiveness.
Every nation on the globe has its own
aspect of Wisdom that had flowered, again according to a Plan or Design of the
Divine Architect. We are aware of the fact that there is a Divine Order, the
working system of Creative Intelligence and it will prove to be the Ultima
Thule, the Ultimate purpose of True philosophy and disclose what the Lost
Books of Hermes
Chaldean Book of numbers
Kabala of the Taniam
Books of Wisdom of Solomon
Secret treatise on Muhta and Badha
Stan-gyour of Tibetans.
quoted these, Madame Blavatsky in her Isis Unveiled says:
No people in the world have ever attained to such
grandeur of thought in Ideal conceptions of the Deity and its offspring, Man,
as the Sanskrit metaphysicians and theologians. When
we say India it is not this
continent alone, which was fragmented thrice in recent times, but the India of the scriptural texts which includes
almost all of Asia. India is described as the âcradle
of humanityâ geographically.
India has many pioneering endeavors in modern sciences.
Unfortunately these are less known and little popularized and as a result we
look to the West and other regions while marking âdiscoveriesâ. A long list of
such pioneering thoughts can be given with reference to all branches of human
let us look to the progression of numbers in the idea of creation.
is Swayanbhuv (One) to start
with. Brahma, the creative faculty or Purusha
is Two in the series. Then, the phenomenal world, with the principle of Matter,
named Viraj is the Third in the series. These
three constitute the invisible, incomprehensible trinity, going after the name
this triad flows the second triad : Brahma, Vishnu and Siva the representative
faculties of creativity, conservation and transformation â the three in One,
Unity. Name stated in the Vedas for
this is Tridandi. This becomes the Sarira, a visible form,
typifying all the principles of Matter, all the germs of Life. He is also
called Purusha, the god of the three powers, the
essence of the Vedic triad.
produced the universe, the incomprehensible again vanishes, absorbed in the
Supreme Soul. It enters the Darkness thus remaining with the Unknown. When it
reappears, it becomes the vegetable or animal seed, assuming a new form at each
stage. It is thus that by alternate working and rest, the Immutable being
causes to renew, revive and die eternally all the existing creatures, active
us look at the sunrise and sunset.
Hindus were perfectly acquainted with the heliocentric system at least
2000 years BC. The Aitareya Brahman book iii,l.v44 says â The sun never sets nor rises â nor does
it set for him who has such a Knowledge.
India and Egypt
are two nations, akin. Eastern Ethopians â the mighty builders â had come from India as a
matured people, bringing their civilization with them; and colonizing the
perhaps unoccupied Egyptan territory. This is something the historians reveal.
the veil of Isis, Madame Blavatsky clearly
states that modern science has little or no reason to boast of originality so
far as the dis-coveries are concerned. The seeds for all were available and it
is only the sprouting that is happening now. She points out various
achievements in arts, science and philosophy of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks,
Chaldeans, and Assyrians. She elaborates from a book Chrisna et le Christ of 19th century and gives a tabulation
of the Root ideas of recent discoveries.
Pages 618-620 of Isis. vol.i ]
extensively quotes from Manava dharma
sasthra and the Vishnu purana, as
also some occult aphorisms from a private commentary.
Pages 81-5 of Awakening to Truth ]She
had made use of the Indian Wisdom to bring about a conceptual understanding of
the manner and method of manifestation, emanation and evolution through
physiology, psychology and spiritual science.
mentioned by T Subba Row, there is much yet to be decoded from the forgotten
pages of history. Bringing these to light and popularizing the ideas of
harmonious living is the task before the intellectual men and women of the
world, particularly the members of the Theosophical Society, who are seeking to
reach the region of the unknown, the intuitional and insightful areas of Nature.
Literature is for Portrayal of Philosophic Ideas.
Dr N C Ramanujachary(Srivirinchi)
Besant Gardens, The Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai 600 020
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