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    not all the ancient indian texts are purely religious some include mathamatics medicne
    and story telling


    No department of Indian literature is more interesting to the student of comparative literature than that comprising the fables and fairy tales. Scarcely a single motif of European fable collections is not to be found in some Indian collection, and there is good reason to believe that the bulk of this kind of literature originated in India. The earliest and most important collection of Indian fables is Buddhistic and is written in the Pali language; it appears to date to the 4th century BC. This collection, comprising stories of former lives of Buddha, is known as the Jatakas. The two most important Sanskrit collections, the Panchatantra and the Hitopadesa, are both based on Buddhist sources.

    A noteworthy feature of the Sanskrit collections of fables and fairy tales is the insertion of a number of different stories within the frame of a single narrative, a style of narration that was borrowed by other Oriental peoples, the most familiar instance being that of the Arabian Nights. The Panchatantra passed from a Pahlavi translation of the original Sanskrit into Arabic, Greek, Persian, Turkish, Syriac, Hebrew, Latin, and German and from German into other European languages. The Hitopadesa, said to have been composed by Narayana, purports to be an excerpt from the Panchatantra and other books. The most famous collection of fairy tales is the very extensive Kathasaritsagara, composed by the Kashmiri poet Somadeva about AD1070.

    India abounds in all forms of scientific literature, written in tolerably good Sanskrit even to the present day. The ancient legal books of the Veda continue in modern poetical Dharmashastras and Smritis, of which the Manu Smriti, or Laws of Manu, and Yajnavalkya are the most famous examples. Rooted in the Upanishads are the six Hindu systems of philosophy (Vedanta, Yoga, Mimamsa, Nyaya, Sankhya, and Vaisheshika) and their abundant writings. Grammar, etymology, lexicography, prosody, rhetoric, music, and architecture each have a technical literature of wide scope and importance. The earliest works of an etymological character are the Vedic glosses of Yaska; later (4th century BC), but far more important, is the grammar of Panini and his commentators Katyayana and Patañjali. Mathematics and astronomy were eagerly cultivated from very early times, the so-called Arabic numerals coming to the Arabs from India and designated by them as Hindu numerals. Indian medical science may have begun to develop before the beginning of the Christian era, for one of its leading authorities, Caraka, was the chief physician of King Kanishka. The beginnings of Indian medical science reach back to the writings in the Atharva-Veda.

    Contributed By:
    Henry M. Hoenigswald, D.Litt.
    Professor Emeritus

    [This message has been edited by rvikz (edited August 12, 2001).]

    #2
    in fact pythogoraus theoram has been stated in buddhayana in 3000 BC.

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      #3
      Originally posted by kumarakn:
      in fact pythogoraus theoram has been stated in buddhayana in 3000 BC.
      and your point being?

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      We oughta be Changez like, don't we?

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        #4
        Originally posted by kumarakn:
        in fact pythogoraus theoram has been stated in buddhayana in 3000 BC.
        kumarkan 3000 bc there was no bhudism

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          #5
          Originally posted by kumarakn:
          in fact pythogoraus theoram has been stated in buddhayana in 3000 BC.
          any reference to this, pls.

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            #6
            Ibrahim says; just to give some further insights to the texts maintained by the hindus/others in India.

            All knowledge had been GIVEN to mankind by his Creator as they progressed in time just as we are experiencing our growth at this time frame. Although we may take pride in claiming we have achieved this and that, the initial knowledge or discovery was entrusted to one of us ( nothing to with religion or piety) for the benefit of all of us.

            In this respect the first to receive beneficial knowledge would have been the First man which we know as Adam and his sons or 1st Manu till 6th Manu in Sanskrit by hindus. It is also CLEAR that the Creator had established a NEW beginning for mankind at about the 7th manu (Prophet Nuh/Noah (pbuh) that starts from the 8th manu ( Prophet Ibrahim/Abraham (pbuh) aka Brahma in Hinduism.

            This is well established as numerous tribes and groups records the FLOOD in their ancestral understanding.

            Hence the extant texts concerning various knowledge about the past would be available only in what remains of the knowledge that Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh) and his children had compiled , which is now currently only found in the Sanskrit texts in India due to its corruption.

            Why not in the middle east? Would be a good question to ask.

            What the Creator had informed mankind is that when ever man alters His given message beyond reform it will “vanish” from them . (This is the case of Jews too, they cannot even remember what is God’s name even. Even though the torah is still held sacred amongst the Jews)

            BUT as usual deviants will recompiled them based on their memory and as per their wishes, hence what is present amongst mankind will be a deviated/corrupted form of the original message. ( The Vedas, the Avesta, the Bible all fit into this category)

            Hence the scrolls of Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh), mentioned in The Qur’an are present today in the deviated form in the Sanskrit language with the hindus who have altered it beyond recognition.

            Which is the reason why the ancient Sanskrit texts holds a lot of knowledge that have disappeared from the middle east.

            The same fate awaits the Muslims at the end of time.

            Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith Hadith 9.184 Narrated by Abdullah and Abu Musa


            The Prophet said, "Near the establishment of the Hour there will be days during which religious ignorance will spread, knowledge will be taken away (vanish) and there will be much Al-Harj, and Al-Harj means killing."
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              #7
              oops! Correction!!!

              Baudhayana's theoram was made in 600BC not 3000 BC. And name is Baudhayana, not Buddhayana!
              http://www.hindubooks.org/bansi_pand...harma/ch16.htm

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                #8
                Visit http://users.erols.com/zenithco/index.html to compare the achievements of the Muslims in various fields which led to the European renaissance after the fall of Muslim Spain . The Arabs still wear the BLACK head ring as a sign of mourning for their loss to the crusaders. ( although its implications have been forgotten)

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                  #9
                  What is the need for the muslim crap in a thread that discusses "Sanskrit Texts"?

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                    #10

                    Kumar

                    Just for the record, please don't be a PRAT all your life. Take a day off!!!


                    Just in case you forgot, this is a PAKISTANI Forum. And Pakistan is a predominantly Muslim country. Which in turn means that there is more than enough reasons and rights for your so called ' muslim crap' to be on this thread.

                    What you need to do is find a predominant HINDU Forum and stay put.

                    'When in Rome, follow the Romans and not the Pagans!'

                    Religion means exactly what it states and not something relating to 'Pizzas', as you would have us believe!

                    Sanskrit, Sanskirt, Sanpants, Sansocks or whatever you want to call it, is no big deal.

                    You should be priviledged that Muslims are even discussing your texts!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by sholay:

                      Kumar

                      Just for the record, please don't be a PRAT all your life. Take a day off!!!


                      Just in case you forgot, this is a PAKISTANI Forum. And Pakistan is a predominantly Muslim country. Which in turn means that there is more than enough reasons and rights for your so called ' muslim crap' to be on this thread.

                      What you need to do is find a predominant HINDU Forum and stay put.

                      'When in Rome, follow the Romans and not the Pagans!'

                      Religion means exactly what it states and not something relating to 'Pizzas', as you would have us believe!

                      Sanskrit, Sanskirt, Sanpants, Sansocks or whatever you want to call it, is no big deal.

                      You should be priviledged that Muslims are even discussing your texts!

                      It feels good fighting on the same side!!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by sholay:
                        You should be priviledged that Muslims are even discussing your texts!
                        I don't understand why you think I would care that muslims would appreciate (let alone understand) sanskrit texts.

                        I also don't understand you some of you think that sanskrit texts talk about some islamic prophecies and prophets.

                        For one last time...Neither do I, nor do ancient sanskrit texts give a damn.

                        For you guys, World starts and stops within Quran. For me...there is a world, a much biggggeeer world beyond quran.

                        All I was asking was, what is the relationship between sanskrit texts and Quran? Why do you guys talk about everything else other than the topic of the thread? In case if you would wish to draw a parallel, atleast you guys should be civilized enough to explain the parallel nature of the texts..

                        Simply harping again and again, how great Quran is, without any reason, and on every thread (however irrelevant it may be), simply shows how brainwashed you guys are assuming the supremacy of that book.

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                          #13
                          And that simply shows your brain serves no other purpose other than keeping your head from caving in. Right??

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by kumarakn:
                            I don't understand why you think I would care that muslims would appreciate (let alone understand) sanskrit texts.

                            I also don't understand you some of you think that sanskrit texts talk about some islamic prophecies and prophets.

                            For one last time...Neither do I, nor do ancient sanskrit texts give a damn.

                            For you guys, World starts and stops within Quran. For me...there is a world, a much biggggeeer world beyond quran.

                            All I was asking was, what is the relationship between sanskrit texts and Quran? Why do you guys talk about everything else other than the topic of the thread? In case if you would wish to draw a parallel, atleast you guys should be civilized enough to explain the parallel nature of the texts..

                            Simply harping again and again, how great Quran is, without any reason, and on every thread (however irrelevant it may be), simply shows how brainwashed you guys are assuming the supremacy of that book.

                            a washed brain is cleaner than a dead brain

                            Now, there is a comment from someone about Islam/Quran, and you are jumping from buildings... why don't you go to other "Islamic" threads and see that you mentioned "FYI this is what Hinduism says..."... did anyone ask about Hinduism?

                            all your dead brain knows is "bashing". leave no chance to bash Pakistanis or Muslims.

                            go and get a life.

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                            [This message has been edited by Changez_like (edited August 14, 2001).]

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                              #15
                              Changez_like:

                              Exactly as you said! If you wanna draw a parallel...you bring ou the parallel nature in Islam. If we are discussing the poverty levels in India, it is welcome to bring out the poverty levels in other countries and draw a compariosn.

                              Generally shouting "My Quran is great" when we are studying about "Homosexuality among Pakistani cockraches", only reflects how programmed some guys are!

                              [This message has been edited by kumarakn (edited August 14, 2001).]

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