Vedic science still relevant, say experts

Written by ASHOK B SHARMA | Visakhapatnam, Jan 6 | Updated: Jan 7 2008, 04:40am hrs
Scientists and pundits were of the view that essence of scientific truth in ancient Vedic and post-vedic Sanskrit literature were still relevant in modern times.

Particularly the prescriptions of life style away from today's consumerism and deep insight into reality can be of help to the society. The vaccum state described in quantum physics can be compared to the Brahman of Hindu metaphysics.

This was for the first time in the history of the Indian Science Congress held two successive plenary sessions on Saturday to debate on the issue. The plenary session on Vedic Science was chaired by the Chancellor of the Tirupati-based Rashtriya Sanskrit University, VR Panchamukhi.

The other plenary session on Brahman of Physics : Interface Between Physics and Vedanta SS Rama Rao Pappu of Miami University, US.