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[Authored (1990) by Prof. Krishnaji, Prof. of Physics and Ex-Pro-Vice Chancellor, Allahabad University, Allahabad, India.]
Vedic mathematics was lost to the modern world over several thousand years. Fortunately, the renowned scholar Jagadguru Swami Bharti Krisna Tirthahji Maharaj, Shankracharya of Sharda Peeth and Goverdham Math discovered 16 Vedic Sutras and 13 Upsutras in the Parishistha of Atharvved. After continuous Sadhana and hardwork, he was able to decode them and get wide ranging mathematical principles and applications from them. He found that these Sturas cover all aspects of mathematical science in depth. He wrote sixteen volumes on Vedic mathematics covering all aspects of these sutras in depth. Unfortunately, the manuscript was lost which fact was finally confirmed in 1956. During his last days when his health was failing and his eyesight was weak, he rewrote from his memory an introductory account of the subject. He attained Mahasmadhi in 1960. Later in 1965 a book entitled "Vedic Mathematics" was published.
This book is edited by Dr. V.S.Agarwala with the help of Smt. Manula Trivedi on the basis of manuscript and notes left by Swamijee. This book is therefore, the first book to give a glimpse of Vedic mathematics and to reestablished the subject. The book attracted the attention of several Indians and foreigners. Dr. Narinder Puri of Roorkee University took up the cause of Vedic Mathematics in right earnest. His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi spread the message of Vedic mathematics throughout the world by sending Dr. Puri to several countries and making it possible for many schools all over the world start teaching Vedic mathematics. A former minister of Human Resource Development, in the Government of India, Sh. P.V.Narasima Rao made a reference in Parliament about the work on Vedic mathematics which created a wider interest in the nation. Rashtritya Ved Vidya Pratishthan started looking into the matter and appointed a committee on Vedic Mathematics. During the same period a controversy arose about the source of these 16 Sutras and the level of mathematics contained in them. One view was that these Sutras do not have a Vedic source and that they deal only with simple arithmetical operations.
In the meantime, Dr. Sant Kumar Kapoor, inspired by integrated impact of the Ganita Sutras, started working on basic aspects of the mathematical structure of Vedic literature. He got several clues from Ganita Sutras, Maheshwara Sutra and many other Vedic Mantras. He was inspired by the divine blessing from Yograj Sri Sripad Babaji of Vrindavan and His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogiji at Maharishi Nagar. He has been awarded Ph.D. degree by Kurukshetra University, in December 1990 on his thesis titled "Mathematical Basis of Vedic literature". His work shows that the potential of Ganita Sutras is much higher than what appears in the book "Vedic Mathematics" and the mathematical structure of Ganita Sutras is similar to that of Samved indicating that Ganita Sturas belong to Vedic family. His work shows that the Devnagri alphabet and the Vedic scriptures are mathematically organized. Perhaps a more important aspect of his work in the existence of Real Geometric Spaces of higher dimensions in the form of a continuum. A comprehensive description of his research is given in the next section. Dr. Sant Kumar Kapoor is presently working as a Visiting Professor in the Indian Institute of Maharishi Vedic Science & Technology which is a part of Maharishi Ved Vigyan Vishwa Vidyapeeth, Maharishi Nagar. Three research students are working in our institution on the structure and properties of fourth, fifth and sixth dimensional spaces.
Vedic mathematical Research done by Dr. S. K. Kapoor
Studies reveal that knowledge and organisation of knowledge are two distinct disciplines. The thesis of Dr. S.K.Kapoor is substantively covering the organisational aspect of Vedic knowledge. The main results of the thesis and his subsequent research can be summed as under:
Real 4 and higher dimensional spaces do exist
Real 4 and higher dimensional spaces were not only known to the Vedic seers but those were precisely availed by them for organisation of vedic knowledge.
Vedic alphabet format is a precise setup of4-space. The alphabet letters of Devnagri script, their forms formulations, combinations and rules etc. are precisely mathematical.
Sakala Rigvedic Samhita is the oldeset scripture of mankind. The organisational format of this Samhita is precisely that of real 6-space.
Vedic knowledge accepts a measuring rod constituted by regular bodies of the first six real dimensional spaces which admit formulations as:
The organisational format of Srimad Bhagwad Gita emerges to be of prime importance as it is parallel to the organising power of the knowledge content of the scripture. This format tallies with the format of human body on the one hand and the sun on the other hand as of real 6-space.
The Trinity of Gods namely Brahma, Mahesh, Vishnu are the overlords of real 4, 5 & 6 spaces respectively.
The geometrical continuum expressed as manifestation layers of 4 folds of consecutive dimensional spaces contents. These folds of the nth manifestation layer can be represented as under:
The transcendence from one manifestation layer to another manifestation layer giving rise to the following (five steps) chain reaction or five steps which are possible within the setup of Panch Mahabhut.
Transition from one space to another space is to be had in terms of unlocking of the seals of the origin points of all the four folds of the manifestation. The modern mathematical models of transition from straight line to plane deserve serious reexamination. In particular the axioms of space filling curves and the axioms of ‘one’ without a predecessor deserve close scrutiny as their rationale emerges to be without basis.
The role of real numbers additive group (R,+) and real numbers field (R,+,×) with reference to straight line deserve to be differentiated.
The plane deserves to be studied as four geometrically distinct quarters. One faced plane and two faced plane are two distinct geometrical setups and they deserve to be taken up as such.
The concepts of origin and dimension are two concepts with respect to which the modern geometrical models are not up to date. These two concepts deserves to be studied in detail as transcendence to the higher dimensional spaces is possible only in terms of their understanding.
Human body is a compactified phenomenon of multi-layer physiological existence. The start with state of existence is that of waking state which is parallel to the expression of 1-space as dimension into 3-space domain. Sequentially, the existence phenomenon unfolds until seventh state of consciousness which would be corresponding to the 7-space as dimension into 9 space domain. The origin point of the 6-space, being the 7-space setup, the human body, geometrically, turns out to be hypercube-6 and this would explain how the primordial sound, the planetary effects, the Yajna oblations etc. operate and precisely influence the individual existence patterns.
Srimad Bhagwad Gita is one such scripture whose organisational format precisely workout for us the structural set up and frames of the 6-space. The study zone of Srimad Bhagad Gita can be worked as under:
The organisational setups of Ganita Sutras, Maheshwara Sutras, Saraswati Mantras, Gyatri Mantra and Om formulation deserve interdisciplinary explorations.
Sankhay Nistntha and Yoga Nistha are complementary and supplementary of each other and as such their complementary nature and supplementary nature deserve to be distinguished well. Non-differentiation of the same is bound to deprive us of most of the results in specific forms.
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