Friday, May 18, 2018

Greatness of Indian civilization that has withstood the test of time ..

Civilizations and cultures have come and gone, disappeared, leaving very little for us to learn from them. Be it the Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Mesopotamian, none of them could live upto the values they propounded. All of them simply srumbled.. But only the great Indian civilization of millenia has been able to retain it's essence and meaning over thousands of years. What is the underlying flow of values that have guided Indian civilization and culture over the past eight to ten millenia ?

As Swami Vivekananda exhorts us, Indian culture is a living demonstration of the acceptance of and respect to other beliefs and traditions, and as Mahatma Gandhi says  of secularism, it is sarvadharma samabhavana .. 

To understand the real purpose of our life on planet Earth, as former US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy exhorts his countrymen, let us also ask the same question to ourself, let us not ask what our country can do to us, but what we can do to our country ? Our former President Dr Abdul Kalam asks us to identify and understand the purpose of our life on this planet !! 

How can we care for our brethren and our fellow brethren on planet earth and how can we help make it a more safer, healthier, peaceful and loving place to live ?

George .. 

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