Comparison Of Ancient Civilizations With Sanatana Culture - James Robinson Cooper
Vedic India was once global in its influence and this can be seen in the classic Greco/Roman civilisation, its philosophy and pantheon of gods and if we observe its history we find similar personalities who dedicate their lives to higher knowledge and transcendence.
Diogenes was an Ionian, one of four groups who were said to form a civilisation which historians label “Ancient Greece” and like many of his day, Diogenes was deeply philosophical at a time when old ways and their mythologies were being challenged.
Appearing 2400 years ago on the black sea coast of Turkey and living to be at least 80 years of age Diogenes challenged the social conventions of his day, criticising and mocking them by carrying around a lantern during the day in his quest to find one honest man. As virtue and simplicity was his highest ideal he lived a life of poverty and this eventually led to the school of “Stoicism” which teaches how “virtue” is the only good, and health and wealth and pleasure are only good in their leading us to a life of virtue. His name meaning one who is born ( genes ) from zeus ( dio ) possesses what could be the most important word within the Indo and European languages as “Dio” which is seen throughout Latin and Greece has its origins within the language of Sanskrit.
“D” is that which expresses the “light” as seen in “Dina” whose meaning is the light of the “day” as seen in “Dipa” which is the light of “Dipavali” as seen in “Dhi” which is the light from within and as seen in “Deva” the gods who come from the “light”. “D” becomes “Di” a root from Sanskrit whose meaning is that which “shines forth” and this becomes “Dios” a word from Greece whose meanings are “godly” “divine” “zeus” and a word which forms many names from the Ancient language of Greece.
Diomedes was one of the great commanders of the Trojan war some 3200 years ago and his name whose meaning is one who is advised ( medea ) by Zeus ( dios ) also possesses “Mada” a word from the language of Sanskrit whose meaning is to “measure”.
Diocles is a famous mathematician living some 2200 years ago and whose name bears the meaning of the glory ( cles ) of god ( dios ) a name which possesses “Sru” a word from the language of Sanskrit whose meaning is to “hear”.
Diodemos is a name from Ancient Greece which bears the meaning of the people ( demos ) of zeus ( dios ) and this possesses “Da” and “Dati” words from the language of Sanskrit whose meaning is that which “cuts” that which “divides”.
Diodorus was a Greek historian who lived some 2100 years ago and whose name bears the meaning of the gift ( dorus ) of zeus ( dios ) and a name which possesses “Da” a root from the Ancient language of Sanskrit whose meaning is to “give”.
Diophantus was a mathematician who lived to the ripe old age of 83 and whose name may mean one who has the audience ( phanes ) of zeus ( dios ) and this possesses “bhana” a word from the language of Sanskrit whose meaning is to “manifest” to “appear”.
Diotimus was one of the many Greek philosophers who embraced austerities and sought only the natural things of life and his name means one who honours ( timos ) zeus ( dios ) a name which also possesses “Cayu” a word from Sanskrit which means “respect”.
“If I were asked what I consider the most important discovery which has been made during 19th century with all respect to the ancient history of mankind, I should say this was the simple etymological equation : Sanskrit Dyaus – Pitr = Greek Zeus Pater = Latin Jupiter.” – Max Müller.