About the Book
Dr. S. K. Kapoor’s book is a text that will reward determined study, illustrating how the Vedic system approaches the whole range of knowledge as a single discipline.
So we see here how language, multidimensional spaces and the subtle laws of number can work together to express and explain this special area of knowledge.
Since creation has so many layers, facets and aspects it is not surprising that it can be comprehended in many ways each of which sees the universe and its organisation, coordination etc. in different terms.
The elegant Sanskrit language, the vast spaces of geometry and the subtle approach of number all describe in their structure, and express in their application, ways to understand the seemingly limitless range of experience of the creation on so many levels.
In this book the author brings these three together in explaining and analysing the Pingala Chandas Vedanga, one of the basic scriptures of Vedic mathematics, Science and Technology. This ancient work is one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary texts) of the Vedas which describes the science of composition of the hymns of the Vedas. It is an extraordinary and profound work which has been the subject of study by scholars for many years.
Dr S. K. Kapoor’s book is a text that will reward determined study, illustrating how the Vedic system approaches the whole range of knowledge as a single discipline. So we see here how language, multidimensional spaces and the subtle laws of number can work together to express and explain this special area of knowledge.
It is sincerely felt that Time has come when we shall revisit Ancient Scriptures and to research the procedural techniques to reach at the conceptual values of Ancient Wisdom for their virtues as well as their applied values.
I am convinced that Pingala Chandas Sutram (Chandas Vedanga) is one such scripture, with which proper beginning can be had in the direction of research in the domain of attainments of Ancient Wisdom.
Present study is only a first stage chase (Prathma-vriti) of Geometry and Mathematics of Pingala Chandas Sutram. Privileged would be the Sadka whose urge is intensified to sequentially reach uptill fifth stage chase of Chandas Vedanga.
Let the beginning for the first stage chase (Prathma-vriti) be firstly with the simple translation of the Text of PCS to be followed by the initial features of Geometry and Mathematics of PCS. Secondly the conceptual statements to be compiled to reach at the general organization of the Discipline of VMS & T. Finally the attempt to be made to reach at Foundation of VMS & T.
With it, the phase and stage would be for the sadkhas to intensify their urge further and to sequentially go for second, third, fourth and fifth stages reach of Geometry and Mathematics of PCS to be at the virtues, values, formats, orders and features of the Ancient Wisdom of Discipline of VMS & T.
Let us pool our knowledge and experience to make Vedic mathematics, Science & Technology as a main stream Discipline of instructions at all levels.
I heartfully thank Sh. Kenneth R. Williams for values based foreword.
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