Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

Ancient China, Ancient India simalarities?

Ancient China, Ancient India similarities in religion

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    India has made the most inventions and discoveries!! India's intellectual contribution is more than every other civilization combined! The 19th and 20th centuries are the only 2 centuries that India was not the wealthiest civilization on the face of the planet. From when time began, up until, and including the 17th century, India was the centre of the world & was also the wealthiest civilization on the planet! THE WEALTH IN ANCIENT INDIA WAS MORE THAN TWICE THE WEALTH OF THE REST OF THE WORLD COMBINED! India is the world's oldest and oldest continuing civilization I will give you a few quotes for you to make up your mind:

    We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.

    - Albert Einstein

    If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India.

    - Max Mueller (German scholar)

    India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.

    - Mark Twain

    If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.

    - French scholar Romain Rolland

    Besides the discoverers of geometry and algebra, the constructors of human speech, the parents of philosophy, the primal expounders of religion, the adepts in psychological and physical science, how even the greatest of our biological and theologians seem dwarfed! Name of us any modern discovery, and we venture to say that Indian history need not long be searched before the prototype will be found on record. Here we are with the transit of science half accomplished, and all our Vedic ideas in process of readjustment to the theories of force correlation, natural selection, atomic polarity and evolution. And here, to mock our conceit, our apprehension, and our despair, we may read what Manu said, perhaps 10,000 years before the birth of Christ: The first germ of life was developed by water and heat. Water ascends towards the sky in vapors; from the sun it descends in rain, from the rains are born the plants, and from the plants, animals.

    -Louis Francois Jacolliot (French diplomat & author)

    The multiplicity of the manifestations of the Indian genius as well as their fundamental unity gives India the right to figure on the first rank in the history of civilized nations. Her civilization, spontaneous and original, unrolls itself in a continuous time across at least thirty centuries, without interruption, without deviation. Ceaselessly in contact with foreign elements which threatened to strangle her, she persevered victoriously in absorbing them, assimilating them and enriching herself with them. Thus she has seen the Greeks, the Scythians, the Afghans, the Mongols to pass before her eyes in succession and is regarding with indifference the Englishmen - confident to pursue under the accidence of the surface the normal course of her high destiny.

    -Sylvain Levi (French Orientalist)

    Since you also mention China, here is a quote from Hu Shih, the former Ambassador of China to USA:

    "India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border."

    Any one who has even a half - decent grasp of history would not even utter China in the same breath as India as India is a much more ancient civilization that has contributed a hell of a lot more than China! In fact, The Chinese learnt Yoga, martial arts and Buddhism from India! The first priest of the Shaolin Temple was from India! So let us understand human history before we make ludicrous comparisons!

  • 6 years ago

    Much differences..

    India is considered to the Land of Religions..

    Buddhism which is originated in India is wide spread in China.

    But also do have their own folk religions. They are collabrated with Buddhism and attained a new form.

    From religion prospective, they share same kinda procedures mostly..

  • 6 years ago

    may be

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