- April 22, 2014
In the last article we have just been introduced to the towering personality that world knows as Dr. Nikola Tesla. ‘Towering’ rather is a too lesser of a word to describe Dr. Tesla’s achievements and his life. If I have to put it in the correct context I need to call it ‘Himalayan personality’ because Dr. Tesla had indeed surmounted such gigantic heights and hence was recognized as ‘God of Science’. Today let us acquaint ourselves more with this legend.
In my earlier blogpost, I had specifically written about birth of Nikola Tesla, along with his education, honours that he received and just a very few of his most well-known inventions. Today’s blogpost would be a kaleidoscope, a peek into his early years as a child, then as a teenager and then as a young rising inventor. This was the period that rooted Dr. Tesla very well in devotion which in-turn shaped an innovator out of him.
Dr. Nikola Tesla at the age of 23
We now know that Dr. Nikola Tesla was born in a religious Catholic family. His father, Milutin Tesla, was a priest, so was his maternal grandfather. His mother, Duka Tesla, was a village rustic; who though had not received any formal education but yet was a homemaker with innovative zeal. From her everyday innovations, she had even herself created a mechanical eggbeater. Thus young Nikola’s familial upbringing had both, science and spirituality (devotion); embedded in every brick that went on to lay the very foundation of his super advanced sciences and strong devotion which were always the two parallel forces driving his life forward. Dr. Nikola Tesla was very close to his mother and he credited his photographic memory and creativity to her. Indeed its parents who create and carve the early personality of every child and set him / her on further paths. But for parents to have their child shaped as Nikola Tesla, they have to be extremely open, innovative, logical, fearless and most importantly devotional in their lives.
Apart from his parents Dr. Nikola Tesla also had three sisters namely Milka, Angelina and Marica and an elder bother Dane in his family. Dane unfortunately died in a horse-riding accident which caused his untimely and tragic death. Tesla antagonists have planted stories, which claim Nikola being involved in his brother’s accident, which is a blatant lie aimed at maligning Dr. Nikola Tesla.
After learning German, arithmetic and religion at lower and primary school at Smiljan, Nikola’s birthplace, Tesla family moved to Gospic where Nikola’s father worked as a Pastor, while Nikola completed his schooling. Further in 1870 Teslas moved to Karvolac where Nikola pursued his further higher education. Here Nikola used to solve something as puzzling as integral calculus problems not on paper but just in his mind. Just in his mind!!! It was unbelievable and rather initially teachers thought of Nikola cheating on them. But that was not the case. Rather after this, Nikola proved himself to be genuine and completed his graduation within just three years instead of usual four years it took and passed out in 1873. In the same year he returned back to Smiljan but contracted near-fatal cholera and yet came out of it strongly.
Dr. Nikola Tesla
In the year 1874 Tesla went around in the mountainous countryside to attach himself and understand, God and nature, and their workings. This encounter of Tesla not only made him mentally and physically strong but also familiarized him to the workings of nature, which further became the basis of most of his findings.
From 1875, Dr. Nikola Tesla enrolled himself at Austrian Polytechnic in Graz. His stay here is worth mentioning. First of all, he was enrolled here on a scholarship. Here Nikola was so hungry for knowledge that he never missed even a single lecture, earned the highest possible grades, passed nine exams which was twice more than what was actually required and even started a Serbian culture club. Finally the Dean of the Polytechnic himself wrote an appreciation letter to Nikola’s father, praised Nikola and let him know that Nikola had been adjudicated to receive ‘Star of the first rank’. It was here that Dr. Nikola Tesla started his rigorous working schedule, working all the way from 3:00 am to 11:00 pm, i.e. 20 hours a day, that too without any weekly holidays or other leaves. In December 1878 Nikola left Graz to be back at Gospic where now he took up teaching at higher school.
After being in Prague in 1880, Dr. Nikola Tesla came to Budapest to work for Ferenc Puskas at Budapest Telephone Exchange which was under-construction then. Hence Tesla took up the job of Draftsman at Central Telegraph Office. Just within few months from this, the Budapest Telephone Exchange became functional and Tesla was specifically made Chief Electrician. During his stay here he made multiple improvements in the central station equipment. It was here that Dr. Nikola Tesla had his first invention. Dr. Tesla perfected a telephone repeater and amplifier. For public good, Tesla didn’t even apply for a patent of this invention of his.
Further, Tesla took up work with Continental Edison Company at Paris, France as an Engineer, designing improvements in their electrical equipment. Here again Tesla gave an efficacious performance. As a result of this, Charles Batchelor, to whom Nikola Tesla reported, sent him to New York, United States to directly meet Thomas Alva Edison. He was sent along with a special recommendation letter from Batchelor addressed to Edison stating that, “I know two great men. You are one of them; the other is this young man”. So it was the year 1884, when with nothing but just four cents in his pocket, Dr. Nikola Tesla’s arrival was marked on the soil of United States of America, which became the land of action for him for almost next six decades to come, during which he had over 700 registered patents to his name.
Nikola Tesla was thrilled to meet Thomas Edison in person because till that time Tesla used to idolize Edison. But this was soon not to be so… (to be contd.)
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- April 9, 2014
On 27th March 2014, i.e. Thursday, Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu introduced us to Dr. Nikola Tesla. Dr. Tesla is believed to be the greatest scientist the world has ever seen. Largely forgotten, his inventions remain a part and parcel of everyday life of each and every human on this planet. Hence from today I am commencing a series on Dr. Nikola Tesla which will redraw attention to this saintly personality and his ahead-of-time inventions.
Dr. Nikola Tesla working calmly amidst electrical discharges
Dr. Nikola Tesla a Serbian-born American, better called, ‘The Greatest Scientist of the Millennium’ was indeed the greatest inventor, futurist and a visionary physicist best known across the world for his path-breaking inventions of Alternating Current, free energy, wireless power transmission amongst thousands of others.
Dr. Nikola Tesla was born at midnight of 10th July 1856 amidst intense summer lighting storm, to a Catholic religious family in the then Austrian empire (modern-day Croatia). Interestingly the midwife who had helped his mother deliver baby Nikola, had predicted him to be ‘The Child of Storm’ and indeed he turned out to be so.
An epitome of electrical and mechanical engineering, Dr. Nikola Tesla enrolled himself at the Austrian Polytechnic School in Graz on a Military Border Scholarship. Further to this Dr. Tesla went to University of Prague to pursue philosophy. Dr. Tesla was awarded with honorary doctorates from the Yale University and the Columbia University respectively. Dr. Tesla knew 18 languages out of which he had mastery over 12, which includes his native Serbo-Croat, and Latin, Italian, French, German, English, amongst others.
Dr. Nikola Tesla is accredited with more than 700 patents to his name which is a record by itself. Amongst an innumerable list of inventions, Dr. Tesla has invented and pioneered are Alternating Current, Peace Ray, humanoid robots, television, remote control, x-rays, wireless power transmission, free energy from Cosmic rays, induction motor, radio, rotating magnetic field principle, telephone repeater, Tesla Coil transformer, wireless communication, teleportation, Spacetime bending, Time Travel, etc., the list is almost endless.
Dr. Nikola Tesla in his laboratory
Dr. Nikola Tesla has been decorated with many awards and honours for these extremely innovative and out-of-the-box inventions of his. This list includes ‘The Order of St. Sava,’ conferred on him by King Milan I of Serbia in 1883, ‘The Elliott Cresson Medal’ which is the highest award given by the Franklin Institute, ‘The John Scott Award’ for inventions contributed to the ‘comfort, welfare, and happiness’ of humankind. Other awards include, ‘The Order of Prince Danilo’ by King Nikola of Montenegro, the Edison Medal – believed to be the most coveted electrical engineering prize in the US, that was awarded to him in the year 1917, etc.
International unit of Magnetic Flux Density recognized as ‘Tesla’ which is infact named after Dr. Nikola Tesla. Dr. Tesla was inducted into the Inventor’s Hall of Fame in 1975. The US Postal Service posthumously honoured Dr. Nikola Tesla’s achievements by releasing a commemorative stamp in the year 1983. ‘The Nikola Tesla Award’ which is one of the most distinguished honours presented by the Institute of Electrical Engineers, is been given annually since 1976. Further, to commemorate Dr. Tesla’s achievements, every year, the 10th of July is celebrated as ‘Nikola Tesla Day’, in the United States.
All the inventions of Dr. Nikola Tesla’s were so progressive and ahead-of-time that he is believed to have given birth to the second industrial revolution and actually chartered the ‘The Electrical Era’. In a nutshell Dr. Tesla’s inventions have laid the very foundation of not just the 20th century but the 21st century as well. Dr. Tesla’s inventions were so ahead of time and hence globally watched that every major country of the world had placed its spies to monitor the movements of this ingenious genius. Dr. Nikola Tesla is a scientist, innovator and a human-being of highest and one of its kinds.
He saw God in every phenomenon of science. In his every invention he proved science and spirituality to be the two sides of a same coin that are complimentary to each other and governed by the ‘Supreme Force’, The God. It would be next to impossible to have such a talented exploit of science and spirituality and a visionary back again. Due to all his inventions and innovations he is revered as The God of Science.
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- March 29, 2014
शास्त्रज्ञ निकोल टेसला ( Scientist Nikola Tesla ) यांच्या यांच्याबद्दल सद्गुरू अनिरुध्द बापूंनी प्रवचनादरम्यान सांगितलेली माहिती
परम पूज्य सद्गुरु श्री अनिरुद्ध बापुंनी गुरूवार दिनांक २७ मार्च २०१४ रोजी च्या मराठी प्रवचनात श्री हरिगुरुग्राम येथे विख्यात शास्त्रज्ञ निकोल टेसला यांच्या बहुमुल्य संशोधन कार्याबद्दल सांगितले.
असंख्य अडचणींचा सामना करावा लागत असून ही भगवंतावरील श्रध्दा जरा ही डळमळून देता विख्यात शास्त्रज्ञ निकोल टेसला यांनी अथक परिश्रमांनी बहुमुल्य संशोधन करुन लोकोपयोगी अनेक शोध लावले. बापूंनी त्यांच्या महान कार्याचा परिचय करुन दिला. जे आपण ह्या व्हिडिओमध्ये पाहू शकतो.
- March 26, 2014
श्रद्धावानांना जोडणारा श्रीत्रिविक्रम (Shree Trivikram bonds Shraddhavans together) – Aniruddha Bapu Pravachan
श्रीत्रिविक्रमाच्या दोन श्रद्धावानांमधील भांडण मिटवून त्यांची मने जोडणारा श्रीत्रिविक्रम त्यांच्या चुकीच्या स्मृतींवर स्वत:चे पाऊल ठेवून श्रद्धावानांना जोडण्याचे कार्य कसे करतो, याबद्दल सद्गुरु श्री अनिरुद्ध बापुंनी (Aniruddha Bapu) गुरुवार दि. १३-०३-२०१४ रोजीच्या प्रवचनात सांगितले. एकाच वेळेस तीन पावले टकणारा श्रीत्रिविक्रम दोन श्रद्धावानांच्या मनावर एकेक पाऊल टाकण्याबरोबरच तिसरे पाऊल त्यांच्या चुकीच्या स्मृतींवर टाकतो, असे बापुंनी सांगितले.
॥ हरि ॐ ॥ ॥ श्रीराम ॥ ॥ अंबज्ञ ॥
- March 21, 2014
योगायोग नव्हे, भगवंताची योजना (Coincidences are nothing else but the God’s ways of remaining anonymous) – Aniruddha Bapu Marathi Discourse 13-03-2014
जगविख्यात शास्त्रज्ञ आइनस्टाइन यांच्या “माणूस ज्याला योगायोग म्हणतो, ती खरं तर भगवंताने नामानिराळे राहून त्या मानवाच्या हितासाठी केलेली योजना असते”, या वाक्यासंदर्भात सद्गुरु श्री अनिरुद्ध बापुंनी (Aniruddha Bapu) गुरुवार दि. १३-०३-२०१४ रोजीच्या प्रवचनात विवेचन केले. योगायोगाला अस्तित्व नसून ती भगवंताची लीला असते आणि भगवंत स्वत:कडे कुठलेही श्रेय न घेता लाभेवीण प्रेमाने आपल्या लेकारांसाठी त्यांच्या विकासाची योजना कार्यान्वित करत असतो.
आपण या व्हिडियोत ते पाहू शकता.
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