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By Sanjay C. Patel
The Marine Scientist, The Institute of Marine Engineering (IMAREST) LONDON, UK,
Science & Technology, No. 9, 4Q, December 2004, pp. 27-29
By Sanjay C. Patel - IMAREST, United Kingdom.
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Writer for the highly acclaimed Cambridge Monograph Series
and the fine scientific journal
THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN JOURNAL:
ACCLAIMED ASTROPHYSICIST Prof. Pankaj S. Joshi:
“REALLY LIKED IT … AUTHENTIC.”
Fields: general relativity, cosmology, stellar evolution, naked singularities, black holes.
Synopsis from IMAREST journal of Marine Science:
Research of medieval and ancient Indian manuscripts dating as far back as 1500 BC has unearthed extraordinary descriptions of a submerged volcanic edifice and associated hydrothermal vents. Moreover, the location is precisely where geophysicists would point to today: India’s northwestern continental margin. Sanjay C. Patel reveals the results of his research.
Evidence suggests ancient Indians were aware of a submarine volcanic structure in the Arabian Sea, off the country’s NW offshore region, and deduced a little, at least, about its physical features and hydrothermal system. Ancient manuscripts contain descriptions pertaining to its submarine location, volcanism, ‘plumbing’, dynamics, chemistry and appearance.
A single parallel description might be discarded as a fluke coincidence, but 17 parallel descriptions become much harder to ignore (A compilation of what the ancients described is detailed in the Panel (bottom).
The discoveries by ancient yoga sages of deep-sea hydrothermal vents 3500 years ago – well before the age of science - is a truth that has withstood the severest criticism and achieved publication in three professional, peer-reviewed, international scientific journals. More than 20,000 marine scientists have accepted the findings!
How did the ancients acquire their extraordinary knowledge? Was it through meditation as they claimed? The sages’ intimate knowledge of modern scientific topics has vast spiritual implications concerning the real power of yogic meditation.
Yoga isn't just a physical exercise. It reveals a miraculously accurate scientific view of our world and universe!
Ancient India's scientific beliefs about our world are well known to scientists. For instance, Stanford physicist Andrei Linde.
Linde was recipient of the Fundamental Physics Prize in 2012 for his brilliant work developing the Big Bang theory.
In a 1997 interview in Berkeley, CA Linde agreed that there are remarkable similarities between scientific theories and ancient Yoga beliefs about our world.
“When I was studying Indian philosophy," said Linde, "I was extremely excited that what they say sometimes is painfully close to what I think. With many parts of Indian philosophical thought, you never know whether it is in an allegorical way of expressing things, or whether it is literally what people thought at that time.” 
Numerous new finds after 1997 have indicated that there are far too many similarities between some ancient yoga beliefs and modern discoveries about our world for them to be random allegories. They couldn't be a coincidence. Thus, they were published in international, peer-reviewed and professional scientific journals such as The Marine Scientist and vetted by other leading cosmologists. These scholarly discoveries are amongst the few in the world on spirituality to achieve publication in peer-reviewed, mainstream, international scientific journals such as INSA (The Indian National Science Academy) India, IMarEST (The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology) UK, and ICHS (The International Congress of Historians of Science) China.
They have also been vetted by a cosmology writer for The University of Cambridge (UK) and The Scientific American journal (USA).
This overturns the criticism of skeptics that spiritual research is not rigorous enough to be worthy of publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. In academia there is a maxim: “Publish or perish.” It means getting a PhD or writing a book is not always enough. If your research is truly factual, unbiased, and newsworthy it should get published in a peer-reviewed or other professional journal.
Patel’s groundbreaking findings have met this highly important standard. His research presents evidence that ancient Indian yoga sages (yogis) had authentic knowledge of submerged deep-sea volcanoes and hydrothermal vents thousands of years ago, well before scientists could learn about them. This is because hydrothermal vents are hidden 1.5 miles beneath the ocean surface. Scientists discovered them only in 1977 when they used the state-of-the-art research sub Alvin to dive to the seabed.
So how did the ancient yogis acquire their intriguing knowledge of deep sea hydrothermal vents?
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 Andrei Linde quoted in “Science and the Spiritual Quest: New Essays by Leading Scientists,” by Philip Clayton, p. 186