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Reason is precious, but culture birthed reason. A doctor & an aspiring writer. Curious about Prehistory, Vedic/IE history, genetics & evolution. Bhāratīya.
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The most radical thinkers produced by ancient India. Each opened a new branch of learning or caused paradigm shifts in prevalent thinking of society-or sometimes- the whole species.

Clarity on chronology-even if imperfect-helps you appreciate the evolution of the Indic intellect "Whence came this creation?
Did he create it, or did he not?
He who surveys in the highest heaven knows.
Or perhaps he may not know...."
-Parameṣṭhin Prajāpati~2000 BCE
Rig Veda 10.129
Nov 7, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
In one of his works, Adi Shankara asks a question way beyond his time-

'When you close your eyes and imagine things, how are those images formed? An image needs light. What is the source of light for imagination?' It is highly likely the Buddhist Vijnanavadins had already examined this question. They were obsessed with the problem of mental images.

If this question can be properly answered, we may have a key to unravel the mind-brain enigma: One of the greatest mysteries of the universe.
Nov 1, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
"When the Bodhisattva Avalokiteswara
was coursing in the deep Prajna Paramita
he perceived that all five skandhas are empty

O Sariputra,
form does not differ from void,
for form is void, and the void form
The same is true of feelings,
perceptions, volition and consciousness O Sariputra,
All dharmas are marked with voidness
They are non-arising, non ceasing,
Neither tainted nor pure
They do not increase, do not decrease

Therefore, in emptiness there is no form, feelings,
perceptions, volition or consciousness
Oct 24, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Sir,

-Law of the hypotenuse was stated by Baudhayana~1800 BCE

-Logarithm(base 2, 3 & 4) was first investigated by Jain mathematician Virasena~800 CE

-Calculus was invented by Madhava(1400 CE)
Without which most of the other equations are impossible.

Please endorse these facts The rationale for dating Baudhayana to ~1800 BCE is that he was near contemporary to the well known Indo-Iranian schism which happened around 2000-1800 BCE.
Sep 20, 2021 11 tweets 3 min read
Brazen double standards of the western historian

Otto Neugebauer(1899–1990) is regarded as the foremost historian of science. His guiding principle is this-Unlike soft sciences, it is UNLIKELY that complicated mathematical models can be replicated by two cultures independently. His student is the famous David Pingree. This man's life mission was the subordination of the Siddhanta tradition of India under the purported primacy of the Greek. His conclusions & fantasies are rampantly circulated as mainstream history,even among Indians. How does he do this?
Sep 14, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Kautilyan Economics

-State shall constantly expand & hunt new capital
-Economic activity=revenue & prosperity
-Keep private sector out of critical areas
-Free trade & foreign goods benefit citizens
-Centralization & standardization
-Low taxes~20%

The Father of Economic thought In an ideal world Adam Smith & Karl Marx should be compared to Kautilya. Not the other way around. This is not one man's ideas. This is most ancient statecraft & accumulated wisdom inherited from one of the three cradles of civilization-Sindhu-Saraswathy.
Sep 9, 2021 11 tweets 3 min read
LEVEL 1: The Buddha

"There is an unoriginated, uncompounded, unformed. Otherwise, O mendicants, there is no escape from the world of the originated, compounded and formed"
Udana VIII.3

Buddha realized his ethical precepts collapse without assuming an anchor, a Thing-in-Itself. He thus endorsed the prevailing notions of dhamma & Karma almost in toto. Thus, he failed to make any distinction between faith & philosophy. But he left behind a powerful concept for his successors to build on-

"Bhava-nirodha nibbānaṃ"- "To withdraw from the Flux, is nirvana"
Aug 25, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
So bored I tried extracting granny wisdom

Me: "Grandma! What is the rational reason for altruism? Evil is thriving in this world. Why should I be a good person? You have a responsibility to guide me!"

Grandma:"Mone, don't you want to go to heaven?"

😭I have to parent myself The Equation of altruism

The same question troubled George Price, theoretical biologist, for years. Finally he discovered the mathematical basis of Altruism. In this simplified form it means- The greater the genetic distance, the lesser the chance of altruistic behavior. Image
Jun 28, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
"If a thing is truly infinite, can it really have finite parts?
Are discrete points of infinity potentially infinite?"
Adi Shankara
730 CE

"Thank you Shankara. Mathematically I found that when the variable attains its maximum value, the differential vanishes"
Bhaskara II
1150 CE Without doubt, modern math emerged from Indic philosophy. The world needs to accept this. Math is being taught without the foundation of *correct* philosophies that inspired it. Worse, it is taught with *wrong* church ideals & fake stories like falling apples & naked Archimedes.
May 12, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
I overheard my mom during her online class to state medium middle schoolers-

ഏകബീജ പത്രസസ്യങ്ങലെ ദ്വീബീജ പത്രസസ്യങ്ങലിൽ നിന്നുo വെർത്തിരികുക്ക.

"Differentiate dicotyledons and monocotyledons"

I am astonished by the Sanskrit scientific vocabulary, my heritage, I was denied. "ജാലികാസിരവിന്യാസം, സമാന്തരസിരവിന്യാസം എന്നിവ തരം തിരിക്കുക"

I can't even understand what botanical concept that stands for! I never thought I'd be reading a middle school textbook this eagerly.
Apr 13, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Did Immanuel Kant(1724-1804) study/steal Indic philosophy?

-Distinct similarities with Chandrakirti(600 CE)
-His "categorical imperative" is niṣkāmakarma
-Vedic 'maya' & Kant's 'thing in itself'
-According to Hermann Jacobi(b 1850), Kant's 'Aesthetics' relies on Hindu treatises -Kant talked of Indian culture in his lecture at königsberg university
-Helmuth Von Glasenapp's book 'Kant and religions of the east' has Indic religious passages from Kant's writings that no one knew of.
-His student Johann Fichte(1762-1814)published a book influenced by Advaita
Apr 12, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
"Portuguese, Dutch and English have been, year after year, shipping home treasures of India in their big vessels. We Germans have been left to watch it. Schlegel, Bopp, Humboldt etc are our East Indian sailors. Bonn and Munich(Universities) will be good factories"
-Georg Brandes The west is drunk with a false notion that their 17th century philosophical explosion is an independent achievement. A neurotic & successful self-deception. But the truth is, from Kant to Nietzsche, Vedic-Buddhist philosophy and logic was ripped to shreds to make it happen.
Dec 31, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
History of the Solar Year

Celestial wheel turns in 360 days
Dirgatamas~2600BCE

True year is between 365 & 366
Yajur,2400BCE

366 for civil use!
Lagadha,1370 BCE

Correction month in 2.5 yrs!
Kautilya,300BC

365.2588
Surya Sid-200CE

365.2585
Aryabhata

Modern sidereal-365.25636 1560-Christopher Clavius sends several Jesuits to Kerala to learn Jyotisha, accurate trignometric tables etc

1582-Gregorian calendar adopted with Indian Ahargana system('Julian numbers'); 11 October days dropped

1752-British empire adopts Gregorian

1956-India adopts Gregorian
Dec 29, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
Here are reasons for inadmissibility of 'Subtrate' arguments-
1. Many(including Lubotsky) themselves admit that they are arbitrarily using the word 'Substrate' as against 'adstrate'. This invalidates any attempt to use it as evidence of AIT.
From Talageri- Image 2. The vast majority of words tortured up- and all of so called BMAC words- are either late or post Rig Vedic

3. If these adstrates are proof of AIT, then the HUGE Semitic, old European and Uralic loans in western branches which are ABSENT in Indo-Iranian & Tocharian proves OIT Image
Dec 22, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
What did Daniel Bernouli(1700-1782 CE) plagiarize from Narayana Pandit(1340-1400 CE) indirectly through Jesuit translations of Kerala manuscripts?

#NationalMathematicsDay
What did 17th century European Mathematicians plagiarize from Bhaskara the IInd(1114-1185 CE)?
#NationalMathematicsDay

Oct 11, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
The Govt should commission a new Purana in Sanskrit. It should cover the entire recorded history of the civilization state of Bharatam in the native perspective. From the spread of Indo-European tribes from Sapta Sindhu(3500-2000 BCE) to the 1st war of Independence in 1857 CE. It should then be translated to every vernacular. The Puranas are the world's oldest historical tradition originally created by 100s of Vedic era court bards/Pauranikas. There is no need for us to blindly follow the colonial methods of histography whose pollution must be removed.
Sep 23, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
"The first cause was a self aware singularity.The truth is ∞"
Yajnavalkya, 2000 BCE

"There is nothing permanent. Not even the self. The truth is 0"
Buddha, 500 BCE

"Truth is multifaceted. Both 0 & ∞"
Mahavira, 500 BCE

"Mathematically I found that 0=1/∞"
Bhaskara II, 1150 CE This is why Europe would never have discovered zero and calculus on its own even after a thousand years. They simply did not have the phisosophical foundation for it. They did it the easy way- mass plagiarism of Indian hard work.
Aug 27, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
What is truly pitiable are your asinine answers to her valid questions.

-Law of the hypotenuse was NOT stated by Pythagoras.

-Bījagaṇita was NOT invented by al-Khwārizmī. He was a mere commentator.

-It was the Vedic mathematician Baudhayana(~1700 BCE) who discovered both. -Baudhayana was the first mathematician to state the law. His successor Apasthamba(~1600 BCE) was the first mathematician to state the Baudhayana theorem WITH proof.

-Baudhayana also stumbled upon Proto-Bījagaṇita . He investigated the basic forms (ax^2=c) and (ax^2+bx=c)
Jul 22, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
#PiApproximationDay
Here is the Indian story of Pi-

Yajnavalkya 2000BCE->339/108=3.1388..(.09% error)
Baudhayana 1700BC 3.08
Jainas 400BC 3.16
Aryabhata 499CE 3.1416
Govindaswami 800CE 3.14159265
Madhava,1370 3.14159265358
Nilakanta 1480, 'Folks!Pi is irrational'

Ramanuja 1914: Yajnavalkya is the first named mathematician in history associated with pi. No name from contemporary Egypt or Mesopotamia is known. Of the many values in Shatapatha Brahmana, 339/108 is the best. The history of Science & Math should begin with his name.
Courtesy: Kosla Vepa
Jul 21, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
My 11 year old cousin showed me this from her ICSE text. Do you think it is easy to tell her "What your textbook teaches you is an outdated, racist lie.The truth is far more interesting, glorious and liberating"?

@HRDministry @ncert, reform should start from this rot of AIT! Image The Aryan invasion theory is the deepest rot in our education system. It inculcates a deep sense of cultural inferiority in Indian children at an extremely impressionable age. Everything noble and ancient about India is attributed-without any proof whatsoever-to white Europe.
Jul 16, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
Did you know?

According to Tsung Chang's research, proto-Chinese language was heavily influenced by Indo-European- Almost 2/3rd of basic Chinese vocabulary was IE loanwords!

Was the 'Yellow emperor'(~2400 BCE), father of Chinese culture & language a nomadic invader from India? "I have traced about 1500 cognate words,roughly two-thirds of the basic vocabulary in Old Chinese....found in all spheres of life including kinship, animals, plants, hydrography, landscape, parts of the body, politics and religion and even pronouns & prepositions"
-Tsung Chang