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Modern Science Meets Vedic and Puranic Thoughts

In an article titled ‘Hinduism: Where Science andSpirituality Intersect’ in the Huffington Post Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, Hindu Chaplain, Columbia University and New York University suggests that some theories of modern science were already detailed in Vedas and Puranas. The important examples that he provides is of multiple existence of the universe, several universes and relativity of time  Some excerpts from the article
In a recent article, in the U.S. News and World Report, physicist Roger Penrose theorized that the Big Bang might be one in a cycle of such events, suggesting that the universe has had multiple existences. This is common knowledge to one familiar with Vedic philosophy and cosmology, which very clearly indicates that the universe has had many births and deaths.
The centuries-old wisdom of the Vedic texts doesn't stop there. They claim that our universe is just one of many universes, a concept entertained by modern science and referred to as "the multiverse theory.…

Sage Patanjali – Pearls of Wisdom

We are to live so that no harm or pain is caused by our thoughts, words, or deeds to any other being.
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.
These obstacles to self-knowledge disrupt and scatter the mind – they are disease, dullness, doubt, negligence, laziness, dissipation resulting from excess craving, delusion, lack of achieving the concentration necessary to achieve higher consciousness and instability. Sage Patanjali
Related Patanjali Teachings 

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 29, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on September 29, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Dwitiya or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi till 12:21 PM September 29, 2011. After 12:21 PM it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya or the third day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Note - Dwitiya and Tritiya is marked on September 29, 2011 in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa

Nakshatra– Chitra or Chithirai Nakshatra till 2:45 PM on September 29, 2011. Afterwards it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 3:11 AM. Then onwards it is Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Navratri Second day. (Navratri second and third day in Mahrashtra and Gujarat).
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Dwitiya or second day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Ashwin Shukla Paksha Dwitiya and Tritiya or second …