The Life and Work of Sir Jagadis C. Bose

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Longmans, Green, 1920 - 259 pages
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Page 231 - ... prize of the hour, sought for the realisation of the highest ideal of life — not through passive renunciation, but through active struggle. The weakling who has refused the conflict, having acquired nothing has nothing to renounce. He alone who has striven and won can enrich the world by giving away the fruits- of his victorious experience. In India such examples of constant realisation of ideals through work have resulted in the formation of a continuous living tradition. And by her latent...
Page 98 - ... understood, for the first time, a little of that message proclaimed by my ancestors on the banks of the Ganges thirty centuries ago: "They who see but One, in all the changing manifoldness of this universe, unto them belongs Eternal Truth — unto none else, unto none else".
Page 234 - Learning by taking active part in the advancement and diffusion of knowledge. Through the regular publication of the Transactions of the Institute, these Indian contributions will reach the whole world. The discoveries made will thus become public property. No patents will ever be taken. The spirit of our national culture demands that we should for ever be free from the desecration of utilising knowledge for personal gain.
Page 236 - Is nature a cosmos, in which human mind is some day to realise the uniform march of sequence, order and law? India through her habit of mind is peculiarly fitted to realise the idea of unity, and to see in the phenomenal world an orderly universe.
Page 97 - Amongst such phenomena, how can we draw a line of demarcation, and say, " here the physical process ends, and there the physiological begins " ?
Page 239 - It would theoretically be possible to change the tone or quality of our sensation, if means could be discovered by which the nervous impulse would become modified during transit. Investigation on nervous impulse in plants has led to the discovery of a controlling method, which was found equally effective in regard to the nervous impulse in animal. Thus the lines of physics, of physiology and of psychology converge and meet.
Page 232 - The ideal of giving, of enriching, in fine, of se!f-ri:nunciation in response to the highest call of humanity is the other and complementary ideal. The motive power for this is not to be found in personal ambition but in the effacement of all littlenesses, and uprooting of that ignorance which regards anything as gain which is to be purchased at others
Page 177 - As we proceed further in the infra-red region we come across the vast range of electric radiation, the wave-lengths of which vary from the shortest wave I have been able to produce (0-6 cm.) to others which may be miles in length.
Page 249 - Whilst we in Europe were still steeped in the rude empiricism of barbaric life, the subtle Eastern had swept the whole universe into a synthesis and had seen the one in all its changing manifestations.
Page 97 - I have shown you this evening autographic records of the history of stress and strain in the living and non-living. How similar are the writings ! So similar indeed that you cannot tell one apart from the other. We have watched the responsive pulse wax and wane in the one as in the other.

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