Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Have we Turned Cultureless or Cultured

Indians do have lost their ancient culture. That is beyond doubt.
But the question is, was that loss a loss at all?

There are two options.
A) Yes, our ancient culture was better
B) No, the new culture is better
Of course, answering this question requires thoughts and experiments on large scale.

But, let us try to agree on at least one thing:
Our ancient culture was practical (at that time when an average Indian never went outside the circle of radius 50 km and center their home).
But for us to be compatible with the latest innovations in any field (even in spirituality), we must be able to change. Yes, it is survival of the fittest, and if we are not ready to change, we will have to keep our mouth shut, and that's it.
So, nowadays the question has changed - do you want to be recognized, or do you want the older culture.
And the choice is a tough one to make, especially if you consider both of them as essential. (Can we select multiple options)
So, my answer is C) None of the above (
Do your best in trying to have the sweet essence of any culture inculcated in the personality that belongs to you.

And a nice practical tip: Reflect the culture of those around you

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1 comment :

Ayesha Parveen said...

Let us keep the positive of the ancient culture, like vegetarianism. Let us give up the negative like subordination of women.

Let us accept the positive from other cultures, like punctuality and discipline. Let us reject the negative from them, like shamelessness.

My comment here is in general-terms. There are good and bad people from all cultures.

A thought-provoking write-up. Thanks. Keep up the good work :)

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