German scientists, like German philosophers, also were very interested in ancient Indian manuscripts, and they acknowledge the influence of Indian philosophy on their research. But did they have other, concrete scientific inputs from Indian texts? Why were German scientists in the 1930 so advanced?

Heinrich Heine wore 200 years ago: “The Portuguese, Dutch and British have for a long time ferried huge treasures on big ships from India to their home countries. We Germans had to look on. But we will not be left behind. We take their knowledge. Our Sanskrit scholars provide us with this wealth from India right here in Bonn or Munich.”

This was a question in an interview. Since the interview is quite long, I post here my reply to this question: In my view, the caste system is unfairly misused to demonize India and Hinduism. A study of history would show that it has been misrepresented, probably with the agenda by the Church to convince […]

In December 1985, I was sitting at the back of a small temple at the outskirts of Chamba near Tehri when some boys discovered me and, typically for Indian kids, who are never shy, started asking me questions.  “Where you are from? Do people there also know about Ram?” “No, where I am from, people […]

A German friend sent me a YouTube video about an Indian, Santosh Acharjee, who had a near death experience. He is telling his experience to a Christian interviewer, Randy Kay.  It was posted 2 months ago and had already over 2,8 lakhs views. I guessed he would advise everyone to “accept Jesus”, because it is […]

Recently on twitter, Hath Yogi (@hathyogi31) wrote a thread on major myths about Hinduism that needed to be debunked. The first point was “Hindus are idol-worshippers”. I wrote the following comment: Several Hindus reacted, “We ARE idol-worshippers. Why should we care what others think? We have the right to worship idols”. They are right and […]

Excerpt from my open letter to Pope Francis which is also valid for Muslim clerics. “Maybe Your Holiness is under the impression that Hinduism is a depraved religion and Hindus would do well to accept the Christian God instead of their multiple Gods. Such an impression would be completely wrong. There is no other religion […]

Madhu Kishwar had invited me to her channel to talk about the above topic, after I had mentioned that 2 tribes in Namibia filed some years ago a class action suit against Germany for atrocities during its colonial rule there from 1885 -1918. Germany got summons from the court for pre-trial negotiations. After several rounds, […]

If you have not been born into a Christian family, there is absolutely no good reason to accept Christianity. And if you have been born a Christian, you should reflect, what is helpful in your belief and what is harmful for you and for humanity as a whole. Let me explain: I was born in […]

Many years ago in a dream, I saw a map of India before me as one can see it sometimes on TV, with mountain ranges and the Himalayas distinct. Looking at it, my heart expanded with great love. Still dreaming, I was surprised that one can love a country so much. Yet it was not […]