Ancient Indian Sciences

sudheer birodkar sudheer_birodkar at
Thu Sep 4 10:28:05 UTC 1997

Dear Luis Gonzalez-Reimann,

This quote comes from the series "Sacred Books of the East" translated 
by Max Muller. The copy I had referred to was borrowed from the Asiatic 
Society's Library at Mumbai.

This sloka has also appeared in a few other publications. One of them is 
a publication by the Swaminarayan Mandir, 115-119, Brenfield Road, 
Neasden, London NW10 8JP, UK.



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>Could you please provide the exact reference for this quote?
>Luis Gonzalez-Reimann
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>At 07:11 AM 9/2/97 BST, Sudheer Birodkar wrote:
>>Dear List Members
>>Here goes a Sloka (couplet) from the Atharva Veda 
>>(one of the 4 Vedas - treatises on knowledge from ancient India) 
>>which embodies the true spirit of humanness expressed, not today, 
>>but four thousand years ago.
>>We are the birds of the same nest,
>>We may wear different skins,
>>We may speak different languages,
>>We may believe in different religions,
>>We may belong to different cultures,
>>Yet we share the same home - OUR EARTH.
>>Born on the same planet
>>Covered by the same skies
>>Gazing at the same stars
>>Breathing the same air
>>We must learn to happily progress together
>>Or miserably perish together,
>>For man can live individually,
>>But can survive only collectively

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