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Speed of light in Vedas – Speed of Light Was Mentioned in Rig Veda

In his commentary on the Vedas, Sayana mentions the speed of light. Sayana was a 14th century commentator on the Vedas. He lived in the Vijayanagar Empire. Speed of light as mentioned in Rig Veda commentary (RV 1.50.4).

"[O Sun,] bow to you, you who traverse 2,202 yojanas in half a nimesha.".

"tatha ca smaryate yojananam. sahasre dve dve sate dve ca yojane ekena nimishardhena kramaman"

More information on this subject can be found in this article in the Wikipedia.
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Reflections from the Bhagavad Gita

Knowledge is indeed better than blind practice; meditation excels knowledge; surrender of the fruits of action is more esteemed than meditation; on surrender, peace follows immediately.
He who hates no creature and is friendly and compassionate to all, who is free from attachment and egotism, equal-minded in pleasure and pain, and forgiving.
Who is ever content and meditative, self-subjugated and possessed of firm conviction, with mind and intellect dedicated to Me – he who is thus devoted to Me is dear to Me.
He with whom the world is never annoyed and who is not himself annoyed with the world, he who is free from elation, intolerance, fear and anxiety – he is  dear to me.
He who is free from wants, who is pure, efficient, unattached, untroubled and has given up all selfish undertakings – he who is thus devoted to Me is dear to Me.
(Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 verses 12 - 16)

Bhagavad Gita on Service – Helping Others