BASIC KNOWLEDGE

What do we mean by ‘Indian culture’?

‘We owe a lot to Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.’- Albert Einstien. 

‘India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace; human speech, the mother of history, grandmother of legend, and great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.’- Mark Twain.

‘Today I feel sad, sad for India, sad for the world. For India is in mortal danger, its eternal Sanatana Dharma is under threat. And if India dies spiritually, the world will also die’- Francois Gautier

Since around 2000 million years, we are living in this country in accordance with all-time-true values. But because of certain reasons from the last 5-6 thousand years, our values have stared deteriorating. Since the time our country lost its independence i.e. around 2000 years back, the deterioration of our values has been very fast. Today, very few people know about our ‘Sanatan’ (all-time-true) values. Because of long reign over our country by foreign countries, our values are almost dead and our social system is under great influence of other cultures especially europian cultures. For example, today like western countries we  consider money as everything but we totally ignore the ways of earning money. In short, the philosophy of western countries is to give more & more pleasure to this body and towards this goal many machines have been invented there, which no doubt are very useful. Inspite of the inventions of great modern machines, it can hardly be said that man of today is soulfully happier than he was 200 years back. Reason of this is absence of ‘Sanatan’ (all-time-true) values. We can have a good estimate of development of western world from the fact that even 100 years have not elapsed in many western countries since the grant of equal rights to females.