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Zero- A gift from Nagas

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Submitted by Sasa (India), Apr 9, 2009 at 03:14

Zero – Gift from Naga

The Lotha Naga used Zero in their numerical counting and business deals from time immemorial. For example while counting they starts by mentioning Monjȕng (Zero) ekha /motsunga (One) Eni (two) ------taro (ten) + monjȕng (Zero). It is said that the idea of Zero was given by their god to let them acknowledge that nothing (Zero) is he and everything is nothing without nothing (Zero). And everything started from nothing (Zero) and adds everything to nothings and ends at nothing (Zero). For example – You fill your lungs with air to breath to live but that lungs and air are entirely different but the source is one – the creator! So Zero is neither an invention or discovery – it is a gift to Nagas.

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