Time and space

Understanding time and space from a scientific viewpoint is one of the eternal quests of mankind.

Transcending time was also one of the goals of the ancient Indians. Thus the phrase “sanatana dharma” (eternal dharma) is used to describe the Hindu religion.

In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna narrates how he is the embodiment of Time, as he reveals his universal form.

kālo ’smi loka-kṣhaya-kṛit pravṛiddho
lokān samāhartum iha pravṛittaḥ
ṛite ’pi tvāṁ na bhaviṣhyanti sarve
ye ’vasthitāḥ pratyanīkeṣhu yodhāḥ

This can be roughly translated to:

Time I am, destroyer of the worlds. Even without your participation, the warriors arrayed in the opposing army shall cease to exist.

– Bhagavad Gita, 11.32

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Serving

Serving up a good user experience is one of the prerequisites of any software.

Sufficient redundancy and non-stop access is essential for any server implementation.

Generally, service appears to be one of the basic aspects that needs to be learned to achieve success especially in the IT world.

Next

Thanks to the faculty of intelligence, humans can contemplate the consequences of actions.

Forests used to cover 99% of the entire earth at one point. What happened next is human civilization uprooted this green cover and built vast countries and empires for human dwelling.

In the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna begins by having doubts about the battle with his kinsmen because of the fear of what may happen next.

āchāryāḥ pitaraḥ putrās tathaiva cha pitāmahāḥ
mātulāḥ śhvaśhurāḥ pautrāḥ śhyālāḥ sambandhinas tathā

etān na hantum ichchhāmi ghnato ’pi madhusūdana
api trailokya-rājyasya hetoḥ kiṁ nu mahī-kṛite

This can be roughly translated to:
Teachers, fathers, sons, grandfathers, maternal uncles, grandsons, fathers-in-law, grand-nephews, brothers-in-law, and other kinsmen are present here, staking their lives and riches. O Madhusudan, I do not wish to slay them, even if they attack me. If we kill the sons of Dhritarashtra, what satisfaction will we derive from the dominion over the three worlds, what to speak of this Earth?
– Bhagavad Gita, 1.34-35
In the case of Arjuna, Krishna informs him in depth why he is heedlessly worrying about this consequence. The law of dharma ensured that the eternal self immanent in each of his kinsmen was taken to it’s next natural stage.

Math

The discipline of mathematics is interesting as a lot of it mostly takes place inside one’s head.

The inspiration for mathematics perhaps came to our ancestors from nature and solving everyday problems such as counting seeds.

It remains one of the sciences which relies entirely on the mind.

Time

In programming, one realizes that some of the activities can get repetitive.

One needs to look for common features of such activities.

Automating some of these activities will generally be a great help and time saver in the long run.

Glory

Among the kingdoms of India worthy of study are the Chalukyas.

They are said to have originated from a community of farmers.

Their capital, Badami, today a historical heritage site, was said to be one of the grandest cities of its time.

Names

The ancient Indians recognized the world as experienced by sense organs to be composed of two fundamental principles: name and form.

Form refers to the seen objects and name refers to how humans describe what they see.

 

Having so analyzed the world, the Vedas then cultivate a sense of belonging and oneness with nature and the world.

A 3000 year old hymn proclaims thus

Eeshetva urjetvava
Vaayavah sthopaayavasthah
Devovah savita
Prarpayatu sreshta tamaya karmaNe

This can be roughly translated to:

For food thee, for strength thee!
Ye are winds, ye are approachers.
Let the god Savitr impel you to the most excellent offering.

–  Krishna Yajurveda, Taittiriya Samhita, 1.1

Description language

One approach to the problem of have code work across platforms is to have interface description languages.

These IDLs define the data and operations supported and code can be generated and compiled from this on a platform specific basis.

This ensures that though the generated code may be platform-specific, the IDL remains common across platforms.

Worthy

The ancients had different ways of looking at the world and understanding it.

Ancient Indians saw nature and found it worthy of worship.

There came about an elaborate system of worship known as yajna.

Mantras (sacred chants) are specified for every part of the yajna. For example, a mantra is chanted for the wood being collected for the fire by thanking the trees.