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A legacy the world is awakening to

There is an old saying that the truth will set you free yet in today's modern corporate controlled world, truth has become a commodity determined by someone else for political and economic gain.

While some people invest a great deal of effort into determining the truth of what someone in the modern world may have or may not have said or done, the truth of our past is more important because it shapes who we are today.

It is abundantly clear that we reap as we sow or to express it more crudely, he who lives by the sword generally dies by the sword. The ancient wisdom originating in India advises that to be truly successful we must walk generally upon the earth and be kind to each other so that we can as a collective deepen our knowledge of the cosmos and plan for that time when our sun expires. That might not happen for another 4 billion years but it we took note of the ancient wisdom then earth could be a paradise once more.

In these two videos is a summary of Eastern knowledge and wisdom that has sustained the world's oldest continuous civilisation. The first covers astrological knowledge and dating of the ancient Hindu texts while the second that is perhaps more important if you're pressed for time covers a more general history.

In the first 90 minutes deals Raj Vedam discusses Hindu Astronomical knowledge followed by Hindu Medicine

In this second video there is also an excellent critique of using DNA to track population movements throughout antiquity, information that was compounded recently by DNA results from identical twins showing them as completely unrelated.

Just a thousand years ago, India was dotted with universities across its length and breadth, where international students flocked to gain credentials in advanced education. This illustrated book describes how these multi-disciplinary centers of learning existed in several forms such as forest universities, brick-and-mortar universities and temple universities.

It examines the funding for these citadels of learning and their graduation ceremonies. The process by which India's ancient systems of education helped to fuel a knowledge revolution around the world with its manuscripts, forming the basis for monographs and academic papers, is explained with references.

The marauding incursions by Muslim invaders, which disrupted the idyllic world of university learning in India, followed by European colonization, which led to further erosion and degeneration of India's traditional learning systems, have been taken up in some detail. Readers will get a snapshot view of India's education system down the ages from ancient to modern times.

Further reading
history-on-its-head more on the failings of DNA

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