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Origins of Mathematics

A secret history

Today there would be no software, no binary computing, accounting or the sciences if there was no zero and the Indian numericals all modern science and technology is based on.

This includes the branches of Math : arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, conics, astronomy, calculus, etc.

Ancient Hindus deviced an amazing system of math codes using syllables and then creating sutras [aphorisms] & mantras [chants] with that that gave a student instant idea of the mathematical applications.

This sutra is endowed with spiritual content as well as mathematical significance: gopi bhagya madhuvrta, srngiso dadhi sandhiga, khla jivita khatva, gala hala rasandara It translates: O Lord anointed with the yogurt of the milkmaids’ worship, O saviour of the fallen,

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Mother India

A celebration of life

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India was stripped of its wealth and world status by the British who also did their utmost to destroy Indian culture. They succeeded to a large extent that they are the cause of a great deal of suffering in India today.

However I do not want to lament this fact. Rather, I would like to point out that before the British, India never really suffered from capitalism, a system based on exploitation. Indian culture in the past 20,000 years has been based on real life wisdom and answering life’s most perplexing questions.

This wisdom was expressed by Buddha who clarified the fact that there is suffering in life and that if we choose,

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