Bīrūnī, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, Alberuni's India (v. 1)

(London :  Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.,  1910.)



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theories, however, have no connection whatsoever with
our subject.

Balabhadra gives us the impression of holding the
same opinion as those who think that heaven or the
heavens are a compact body holding in equilibrium all
heavy bodies and carrying them, and that it is above
the spheres. To Balabhadra it is just as easy to prefer
tradition to eyesight, as it is difficult to us to prefer
doubt to a clear proof.

The truth is entirely with the followers of Aryabhata
who give us the impression of really being men of great
scientific attainments. It is perfectly evident that
Brahmanda means the aWi^p, together with all products
of creation in it.
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