Dr. Sambandam Ekambaram M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D

 

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Each soul is potentially Divine. Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man.

-Swami Vivekananda     

ABOUT ME

People call me Sam using the first three letters of my full name. I am from PONDICHERRY on the east coast of Southern India. Having completed my Master Degrees in India, I worked as Assistant Professor/Professor of Mathematics at Tagore Arts College, Avvaiyar Women’s College, now affiliated to Pondicherry University, India. I came to Simon Fraser University and completed my Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics. Having taught at a few colleges and universities in Canada and U.S.A, I decided to stay with Columbia College. Now, I have a feeling that I belong to Columbia College and I am glad to be here.

WHAT THE WEST SAYS ABOUT INDIA

ALBERT EINSTEIN:

We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile discovery could have been made.

WILL DURANT, American  Historian

India was the motherland of our race and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages; she was the mother of our philosophy; mother,  through the Arabs, of much of our Mathematics; mother through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of all. It is true that even across the Himalayan barrier India has sent to the west such gifts of grammar and logic and philosophy and fables, hypnotism and chess, and above all numerals and the decimal system.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU, American thinker and author:

Whenever I read any part of the Vedas, I have felt that some unearthly and unknown light illuminated me. In the great teaching of the Vedas, there is no touch of sectarianism. It is of all ages, climbs, nationalities and is the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge. When I read it, I feel that I am under the spangled heavens of a summer night. 

LORD MACAULAY ADDRESS TO THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT, 2 FEBRUARY, 1835
I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such calibre, that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and, therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, …..

SIR W. HUNTER, British surgeon The surgery of the ancient Indian physicians was bold and skillful. A special branch of surgery was dedicated to rhinoplasty or operations for improving deformed ears, noses and forming  new ones, which European surgeons have now borrowed.

WHAT SWAMI VIVEKANANDA SAYS ABOUT THE UNIVERSE


         There can not be added in the economy of this universe one particle of matter or one foot-pound of force , nor can one particle of matter or one foot-pound of force be taken out. If that be the case, what is this intelligence? If it was not in the protoplasm, it must have come all of a sudden, something coming out of nothing, which is absurd. It, therefore, follows absolutely that the perfect man, the free man, the God-man, who has gone beyond the laws of nature, and transcended everything, who has no more to go through the process of evolution, through birth and death, that man called the “Christ-man” by the Christians, and the  “Buddha-man” by the Buddhists, and the  “Free” by the Yogis-that perfect man who  is at one end of the chain of evolution was involved in the cell of the protoplasm, which is at the other end of the same chain.

Time Management:

LIVE  IN THE PRESENT MOMENT. 

On Education:

Upanishads are eternal truths revealed by enlightened masters, called RISHIS. There is a MANTRA, a song which is chanted at the beginning and end by any one who is going to study or teach. It is called SHANTI MANTRA written in Sanskrit language. The English meaning that is close to the original prayer is this:

May the Supreme Being protect us both.

May Divinity nourish both of us.

May we be vigorous together.

May what we study become fruitful and may we do not hate each other

COURSE

EXERCISE SETS

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