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Quotes About Vedas

Annie Wood Besant Annie Wood Besant, (1847-1933) Celebrated Irish writer of London, theosophist, women’s rights activist, socialist, orator, Joined Indian Nation Congress for Indian Independence and became its president in 1917.

“After a study of some forty years and more of the great religions of the world, I find none so perfect, none so scientific, none so philosophical and none so spiritual than the great religion known by the name of Hinduism.” Source: India: Essays and Lectures Vol- IV – by Annie Besant AND “India is the mother of all religions. In her are combined science and religion in perfect harmony, and it is India that shall be again the spiritual mother of the world.” Source: Hindu Superiority – by Har Bilas Sarda
Will Durant Will Durant, (1885-1981), Great prolific American writer, historian and philosopher, World renowned for his work ‘Story of civilization’ in 11 volumes.

“India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.” -Source: The Case For India – by Will Durant AND “But hardly had the British established themselves in India before editions and translations of the Upanishads began to stir Western thought. Gottlieb Fichte conceived an idealism strangely like Shankara’s; Schopenhauer incorporated the Upanishads and the Vedanta into his philosophy; and Schelling, in his old age, thought the Upanishads the maturest wisdom of mankind. Nietzche had dwelt too long with Bismark and the Greeks to care for India.” Source: Story of Civilization: Our Oriental Heritage – by Will Durant
J. S. Eliot J. S. Eliot, (1888-1965), The most celebrated American-born British poet, philosopher, critic of the 20th century, received Nobel Prize for literature in 1948.

“Indian philosophers’ subtleties make most of the great European philosophers look like schoolboys.” AND “Two years spent in the study of Sanskrit under Charles Lanman, and a year in the mazes of Patanjali’s metaphysics under the guidance of James Woods, left me in a state of enlightened mystification.”