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In fact Greek
philosophy like Plato or Parmenides has many affinities with the Hindu. Similarly Greek
medicine and astronomy has much in common with Ayurvedic medicine and the astronomical
systems of India. The philosophical and religious background from which science
emerged via the Greeks therefore has more in common with the original religions and with
the Hindu and the Buddhist that the Judeo-Christian tradition.
We can see this today wherein many scientists have found a common
chord in different strands of original mysticism. Therefore there is no reason to
associate Western science with predominant Western religions. The basis for Western
science lies in the free inquiry of the Greeks, which was also represented by their
religion that has much depth yet to explored, as Greek mythology so clearly indicates. The
Hindus have a similar mythic tradition that is yet more profound than the Greek as it is
more concerned with the yogic quest.