In this sequence, it is also necessary to take a glance at the 6th century BC, Sohagara copper transcript. The first line of the transcript has the same picture which has been called Veidic Omkar in the list drawn by Walawalkar. Look at pictures 5, 6, and 7. These are pictures of coins which have spiritual symbols like the Veidic Omkar and the Swastik embossed on it. The question is, why should we agree that the Veidic Omkar was like this? Describing the creation of the Omkar, it is written in the Gyaneshwari:
a-kaar charanyugal u-kaar
he tinhi ekavatale. tacha
tey miyan gurukripa namile,
adi beej. 20
The description of the Shabd brahma or ekakshar brahma, or the form of Pranav in the Gyaneshwari is very important. OM as it is written in the present Devanagari script does not show a similarity to this description, though it is very similar to the Veidic Omkar of Walawalkar. If we look at the Ardhenndu principle of the Maheshwari sootras, we can solve this mystery. Look at picture 8. The two semi-circles at the bottom represent the ?a?, there is another semi-circle above that. This represents the ?u? and above that is a full circle and a semi-circle, which exhibits the ?m?. Thus, the Omkar of Gyaneshwari, the Ekakshar Brahma of the Gita and the Upanishads or the Pranav, are all in definite shapes or forms as per the Ardhendu principle of the Maheshwari Sootras. These represent the definite sounds which, when joined serially, forms a definite shape. The same principle can be seen in the OM of the Deva-nagari script. If we move the Veidic Omkar clockwise, by 90o as in picture-9, then it looks strikingly similar to the shape in the Deva-nagari script. In a way, the journey of the change of the Vedic Omkar to the Devanagari OM, is the story of the development of the Indian script. It can be seen from the Rigveda to the Padm Puraan.
Theoretical Science-Western and Indian Thinking
Pure science is another form of Science. This includes the study and contemplation of some basic questions. What is the universe? What is the ultimate truth about it? What are the powers that direct the universe? What are its rules? What is the characteristic of each unit of the universe and their mutual relations?
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