Thoughts on Ancient Philosophy


In the previous part of this document, I had translated till the formation of “I”. While, I write it as formation, it is important to note, that it is actually transformation. To know the difference between formation and transformation, think about this. If there is a chemical reaction between methane and oxygen, we get carbon dioxide and water. CH4 + 2 O2 → CO2 + 2 H2O. Here, molecules have reacted to… Read More

The more I translate the Surya Siddanta, the more I am surprised, how was this even mistaken for a literature describing astronomy. The only reason I can give for this is that the person translating it, translated it for what they had already understood and force fitted the concepts into it, rather than translating it for what it is actually telling and understanding that actual text. Sure, the Surya Siddanta talks about… Read More

In the previous blog of Surya Siddanta – Part 1, I had translated till the formation of a basic thought. In this blog I will continue further from here. What is important to understand here is that we start at a clean slate and are tracing through the formation of thought. This means that even space, time, direction, dimensions etc are also not present. The first verse of the Surya Siddanta says… Read More