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Deciphering the mysteries of life

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Gauri Shankar Gupta, High Commissioner of India to T&T wrote a number of books before taking up his position in Port-of-Spain. I was privileged to meet with Mr Gupta and to receive an autographed copy of his latest book Unraveling Mysteries of Life, Modern Science and Ancient Wisdom. As one who has spent almost a lifetime studying and promoting Hinduism, and even making comparisons with the other major religions like Christianity and Islam, I find Gupta’s presentation to be very frank and intriguing.


He has written on topics like, Origin of the Universe, Power of the Empty Space, Cosmic Order and Cosmic Energy. And in Part Two of his present work, he writes about Concept of Dharma, Law of Karma and the Science of Maya. 



Gupta had Mr Michael A Cremo write a foreword to the book in which he says: “In addition to drawing on the vast reservoirs of India’s Vedic tradition, he has also deeply investigated the teachings of the ancient Greek philosophers. He is thus well equipped to speak to an international audience of intellectuals, religionists and political leaders about the nature of our modern problems and the way forward to practical solutions. The solutions Gupta presents are based on the best that modern science and ancient wisdom have to offer us.


“In his fascinating book, Gupta demonstrates that the civilizations of ancient India and Greece were not without astonishing scientific and technological achievements. Thus, these scientific and technological achievements were embedded within larger systems of wisdom that offered the chance to avoid some of the disturbances and problems associated with the growth of modern science and technology.


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