Jnana-Yoga :3.3.

( Delivered in London )

As I have told you before, the minds of the people from whom the Vedas came were intent upon following principles, discovering principles.

They had no time to work upon details or to wait for them; they wanted to go deep into the heart of things.

Something beyond was calling them, as it were, and they could not wait. Scattered through the Upanishads, we find that the details of subjects which we now call modern sciences are often very erroneous, but, at the same time, their principles are correct.

For instance, the idea of ether, which is one of the latest theories of modern science, is to be found in our ancient literature in forms much more developed than is the modern scientific theory of ether today, but it was in principle.

When they tried to demonstrate the workings of that principle, they made many mistakes.
Swami Vivekananda
To be continued  ....