“Here is an informative TV production called: “Thinking allowed”. It
presents: The Sanskrit Tradition: An Interview with Dr. Dean Brown, Prof. of
Physics, U. of Hawaii, Manoa:

It brings forward the interesting Eastern/Western views of Professor Dean
Brown, an eminent Theoretical Physicist (and Sanskrit Scholar, who has
recently translated the Upanishads). The interview is really
illuminating and connects two seemingly unrelated aspects of humanity –
Sanskrit and Physics. Dr. Brown expresses that Sanskrit in fact is the
mother of all European languages and the roots of many English words
can be traced to Samskritam. ”

*Duration:* 23:28
*Taken:* 04 June 2006
*Location:* Israel

Prof. Dean Brown points out that most European languages can be traced back
to a root language that is also related to Sanskrit – the sacred language of
the ancient Vedic religions of India. Many English words actually have
Sanskrit origins. Similarly, many Vedic religious concepts can also be found
in Western culture. He discusses the fundamental idea of the Upanishads –
that the essence of each individual, the atman, is identical to the whole
universe, the principle of brahman. In this sense, the polytheistic
traditions of India can be said to be monistic at their very core.