India is the Mother of Global Civilization. India’s contributions paved the fundamentals of humanity, namely sciences and the material-aesthetic order; culture and the collective systems of humanity; and finally, religion and the possibilities of individual spiritual development to penetrate the mysteries of existence in relationship with Cosmos. She has provided the immense glossary of syntax, semantics and semiotics of the world language tree to form the vocabulary, and the literature that pervades world today. Her spiritual diction have had provided the septuplet of hues and sounds for the foundations of all forms of art and music. She provided the absolute and positional systems of the decimal and the binary, the twins of unity and cipher, which is mathematics, the very language of science. Her epics provided the bedrock of ethics, values and the entire ecosystem foundations of community planning and the environmental regional sciences. Ultimately, her immense spirituality, carried through countless generation of saints, have saved the world again and again!
India – “where stood the earliest cradle of ethics, arts, sciences, and literature, and the integrity of whose sons and the virtue of whose daughters have been sung by all travelers.”
“In religion,” he said, “she has exerted a great influence on Christianity, as the very teachings of Christ would [could] be traced back to those of Buddha.”
"The same holds good with respect to sciences. India has given to antiquity the earliest scientifically physicians, and, according to Sir William Hunter, she has even contributed to modern medical science by the discovery of various chemicals and by teaching you how to reform misshapen ears and noses. Even more it has done in mathematics, for algebra, geometry, astronomy, and the triumph of modern science — mixed mathematics — were all invented in India, just so much as the ten numerals, the very cornerstone of all present civilization, were discovered in India, and are in reality, Sanskrit words.”
"In philosophy we are even now head and shoulders above any other nation, as Schopenhauer, the great German philosopher, has confessed. In music India gave to the world her system of notation, with the seven cardinal notes and the diatonic scale, all of which we enjoyed as early as 350 B.C., while it came to Europe only in the eleventh century. In philology, our Sanskrit language is now universally acknowledged to be the foundation of all European languages, which, in fact, are nothing but jargonized Sanskrit.
"In literature, our epics and poems and dramas rank as high as those of any language; our 'Shaguntala' [Shakuntala] was summarized by Germany's greatest poet, as 'heaven and earth united'. India has given to the world the fables of Aesop, which were copied by Aesop from an old Sanskrit book; it has given the Arabian Nights, yes, even the story of Cinderella and the Bean Stalks.
In manufacture, India was the first to make cotton and purple [dye], it was proficient in all works of jewelry, and the very word 'sugar', as well as the article itself, is the product of India. Lastly she has invented the game of chess and the cards and the dice. So great, in fact, was the superiority of India in every respect that it drew to her borders the hungry cohorts of Europe, and thereby indirectly brought about the discovery of America.