As we are celebrating #NationalYouthDay, let's know about the connection between Swami Vivekananda and Nikola Tesla.

Tesla had met Swami Ji in 1895. The meeting was arranged by French actress Sarah Bernhardt. Swami Vivekananda’s effect on Tesla was so great that he began using
Sanskrit words and concepts in his work. Nikola Tesla was very much impressed by the Samkhya cosmogony and the theory of cycles given in the Vedic text.

On 13th February 1896, #SwamiVivekananda had written in a letter to a friend,
here Swamiji uses the terms force and matter for the Sanskrit terms Prana and Akasha. Tesla used the Sanskrit terms and understood them as energy and mass.

Tesla apparently failed in his effort to show the identity of mass and energy. Apparently he understood that when speed
increases, mass must decrease. He seems to have thought that mass might be "converted" to energy and vice-versa, rather than that they were identical in some way, as is pointed out in Einstein's equations. At any rate, Swamiji seems to have sensed where the difficulty lay in
joining the maps of European science and Advaita Vedanta and set Tesla to solve the problem. In the hope that Tesla would succeed in this.

Swamiji says "In that case the Vedantic cosmology will be placed on the surest of foundations."
It was proved ten years later, in a paper by Albert Einstein through his famous equation e=mc2.

Nikola Tesla’s use of Vedic terminology provides a key, to understanding his view of electromagnetism and the nature of the universe.
Nikola Tesla is looked up to as one of the greatest scientist of all times. But his connect with Indian knowledge is indeed thought-provoking.

Info Sources: Indian People Congress, Tesla Society, Mystery of India and Daily Katha

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