The author as a child had the rare opportunity to hear poems on Swami Verabrahmam.
These poems described the creation process, the Pancha Bhutas, and the construction
of the human body with Chakras. Gradually, the author developed an interest in the
ancient wisdom of Bharatadesha. He had the fortune of meeting some illumined souls
in the Himalayas. He had several discussions with saints and scholars on darshanas and
attended many discourses on ancient philosophy. He studied the literature of ancient
scriptures from different sources.
The author dissected information on various topics from scriptures. By considering one word
Dhyana=Meditation, illustrates how this book has been brought out in condensed manner while
bringing core aspects. "Dhyanascha" meditation from Brahmasutras, how Dhyana performed
Trirunnatham from Sweteswaropanishad, and what are those three parts from Kayagreeva
sira from the Bhagavad Gita. He also learnt the art of straightening the spinal from Znaneswari
and the meaning and purpose from Tantra books and also how Dhyana is defined /explained
in various Scriptures.
In 1976 the author had the opportunity to participate in a discourse in Jabalpur by a
Yogi. It was winter. The temperature was around 4 degrees Celsius and the cold wind was
causing inconvenience to the audience. But the yogi, who was wearing just an ordinary
yellow robe, was speaking comfortably. One of the people in the audience asked the yogi
whether he was not feeling cold. The yogi stopped his lecture and straightened his body.
He did some yogic kriya. Everyone noticed the yogi perspiring profusely on his face. Those
gifted with clairvoyance could see the Flow of energy in his spine.
The journey of learning Vedic sciences in the open university of Bharatadesham is an ongoing
process for the author.
Dr. Prattipati Ramaiah, in his well-researched book, has covered an important aspect of knowledge relating
to the universe, its creation and the dynamics thereof etc.
‘Creation -Micro cosmos to macro cosmos? covers the subject in sixteen booklets or chapters. Eighteen
annexures are also added to clarify various related issues and terminologies.
Starting with a listing of puzzling questions, the booklets deal with issues of macro cosmos revealed through
clairvoyance and beyond it, enumerating time periods and technologies involved therein [1?3], cosmos and beyond
in 4th, application of cosmic forces in 5th, three types of cosmoses in 6th, age of universe, absolute truth, abstract
theory of creation, hypothesis of the creation process, further creation process, subtlest forces of creation, evolution
of the forces of creation, genesis of evolution, universal science in 7-15th , while the last one deals with discernment
of micro cosmos to macro cosmos.
Mr. Ramaiah has kept the focus to the traditional sources throughout, starting with the hymns of Rgveda
10.90.4, traversed many supporting texts and finally ending with that same hymn. Taking to Yoga Sutras for
elucidation is very appropriate. Modern approaches, quite often, do not mention the negative fall-outs and hide
serious assumptions that cause heavy damage to natural balance between humans, flora, fauna and their ‘inter se’
Mention may be made of one such case as in the effects of devices emitting harmful radiation, or pollution
of air, water, sound etc., be it related to agriculture, health, entertainment, travel, leisure, lifestyle etc., of the entire
population in the universe, wherein, it is so forcefully thrust upon as essential, though dubious, while the
consequences are inevitable, but brushed aside disdainfully, may be as ?collateral damage?.
It cannot be denied that philosophical and cosmic issues cannot be: easily comprehended, subject to the
types of scientific enquiries similar to other physical/concrete entities and as the time~spans involved are huge,
difficult to be certain about. While western endeavours are taking one approach, ancient rishis have seen and
described psychically and intellectually, on a different pedestal.
Heritage information, traditionally maintained by scholars, is an invaluable tool in such investigations, which
cannot be brushed away off-hand. In order to carry out as thorough a study as possible, one should compile all
available information in one place, sequence them and pursue one by one. For this purpose, this book by Dr.
Ramaiah is very useful.
A few remarkable features of this compendium of sayings and citations are authenticity, painstaking
compilation, genuine endeavour to present as coherently as possible and being objective. The author’s exposure to
modern education and experience in Ordnance Factories adds value regarding neutrality and open mind. His faith in
the system, though, is remarkable.
While it would have been wonderful if the originals were added in Devanagari etc. the citations, where
given, serve that purpose. I hope typos will all be taken care of while publishing as a book. Consistency in notations
for Sanskrit words and phrases is needed, which also, it is hoped, would be considered then.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
Children’s Books (84)
Brahma Sutras (84)
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