Why It’s So Weird ? India Is So Unique & Different. The Country Which Gave The Ideas Of Renouncing Through Buddha,Was Also The First One To Write a Book On Sexology ‘The Kamasutra’ & Few Decades Later It Was Writing Niti Shatkam & Artha Shastra i.e The Book On Economics & Social Behavior. The Country Filled With The Love Of Non Violence Has It’s Most Notable Scripture First Recited On a War Field,Why ? Why So Much Dichotomies?
There’s No Exact Date Of Beginning Of Indian Civilization Unless You are Biased. But The Main Point Is That World’s Oldest Work Of Theology Is Actually An Antagonistic Perspective. Indian Sages Don’t Give You any Confirmed Answer, Instead Of It They Let You Enquire Yourself. That’s Why You See So Much Diversity in Thoughts. Indians Don’t Actually Believe In God, Instead Of It They Create Their Own. The Rig Veda,The World’s Oldest Written Manuscript In It’s Tenth Mandala’s Nasidiya sukta Confirmed This Agnostic Perception.
नास॑दासी॒न्नो सदा॑सीत्त॒दानीं॒ नासी॒द्रजो॒ नो व्यो॑माप॒रोयत्।किमाव॑रीवः॒ कुह॒कस्य॒ शर्म॒न्नम्भः॒ किमा॑सी॒द्गह॑नं गभी॒रम् ॥
न मृ॒त्युरा॑सीद॒मृतं॒ न तर्हि॒ न रात्र्या॒ अह्न॑ आसीत्प्रके॒तः।आनी॑दवा॒तं स्व॒धया॒ तदेकं॒ तस्मा॑द्धा॒न्यन्न प॒रः किञ्च॒नास॑॥
Then even nothingness was not, nor existence.
There was no air then, nor the heavens beyond it.
What covered it? Where was it? In whose keeping?
Was there then cosmic water, in depths unfathomed?
Then there were neither death nor immortality,nor was there then the torch of night and day.
The One breathed windlessly and self-sustaining.
There was that One then, and there was no other.
And We Have a Whole Civilization Based On That. A Civilization Without Any Answers,A Civilization Without Any Expressions.
That’s Why Indian Culture Varies From Person To Person. That’s Why Indians Have So Many gods.
However In Rig Veda & It’s Other Three Sequels Few Deities Like Indra,Agni & Skanda Were Seemed To Be Worshiped. It Means That The Civilization Belongs To The Era In Which Fire Was Discovered Very Recently. The Upanishads Were Even More Deeper. Upanishads are The Encoded documentation Of Man’s Victory Over Himself.
The Three Historical Men Considered as Mythological Heroes Because Of Larger Then Life Poetry Was Associated With Them, Two Kings and One Monk Has Affected The Civilization & Mould It Entirely. The Rama,The Krishna & The Shiva. These Three Off Course Human Beings Literally Change The Discourse Of Indian Philosophy.
Ramayan Was The Story Of Love & Adventures Of Prince Rama & His Love Sita. It’s a Simple Love Story. Please Remember That medieval India Was Not Similar To The Ancient India. Just Take The Example Of Ramayan. In Ancient India It Was a Love Story Of a Prince & In Medieval Era That Prince Became God. His Name Became The Second Name For Indian Culture & Infact It Is The Second Name Of Millions Of People Today. The Prince Was Best Among Men – He Was Maryada Purshottam.
The Krishna Was Considered Always Larger Than Life Human Being. But Infact He Was a God That Failed. He Failed In Every Part Of His Life. His Childhood Was Spoiled By His Own Uncle,He Was Never able To Marry The Woman He Loves,He Wasn’t able To Stop The War Of Civilization. But He Was Unique. He Never Complained, infact He Was Reciting Songs On Flute. He Was Eternally Calm.He Twisted The Law For The Betterment Of The Peoples. He Was God In Every Sense. His Discourse Of The Gita Is World’s Oldest Written Philosophical Work. It Encompasses Everything Of Life,From Diet To Enlightenment.
कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन ।
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भुर्मा ते संगोऽस्त्वकर्मणि ।।
The Idea Of Rebirth Is Eternal To Indian Mindset. Even It’s Accepted Today By Indians. It’s Part Of Indian Collective Consciousness. You Can Hear People Saying That You Will Pay For Your Deeds In Next Life. It’s Common To Hindu Mind & It’s Scientifically Proved But How ?
Energy Neither Be Created Nor Destroyed & Consciousness Is That Energy. If One Dies Naturally ,Then Every Part Of His Body Remains Intact, Then Who Actually Dies. Nothing Dies Because The Energy Transfer Itself To Another Body According To Desires. There are 8.4 Million Yonis Or Wombs In Which Individual Soul Can Take Rebirth. But Now Only Eight Million Species Are Left. That’s Close Or Not ?
Shiva Was The First Sage Who Is Mentioned In The Scriptures. He Was The Masculine Part Of Feminine Shakti Worshipping Indian Culture . Indian Culture Is Obsessed With Feminine. The Indians Literally Love Their Women. They Gave Them Every Form They Could Imagine. They are Mothers, Daughters,Lovers & Even Giant Killers. Indians Give Feminine Imagery & Archetype To Every Thing They Considered To Be Superior Like The Earth,The Consciousness,The Body, Wisdom & Even Love Itself . Please Don’t Judge Indians On Current Scenarios.
One Thing Which Is Inherited In Indian Culture Is Acceptance Of Life & It’s Pleasures. There’s Literally No Other Civilization In The World Which Worship Wealth So Much Explicitly. Indians Literally Worship Wealth Goddess Lakshmi. Infact She’s The Wife Of The Narayan Or Vishnu – The Lord Of Humans. They Always Believe In Shubh & Laabh i.e. Prosperity & Profit. They Celebrate Life & Still Doing It Today.
Sex & Other Desired Objects Were Never Considered As Inferior Or Taboos, Infact They were Considered as One Important Part Of The Four Purposes Of Life – Dharma ( Moral Obligations & Social Duties ) ,Artha ( Financial Tasks & Wealth ) Kama ( Sex & Other Worldly Pleasures ) & Moksha ( Enlightenment ).
However, The Buddha & Shankar Effect Gave a Upper Hand To The Renouncing & Monkhood.
There are Six School Of Thoughts In Indian Philosophy & Five Heterodox Schools Raises The Number To Eleven & Ten Of Them are Either Agnostic Or Atheist Naturally. But After The Islamic Invasion We Saw Bhakti Movement Which Is Essentially Anti Of The Indian Philosophy Of Enquire Yourself. It Was a Blend Of Sufism & Hindu Thoughts. It Results In Glorification Of Everything & Loss Of Scientific Temperament. Indians are Really Good At Glorifying Everything,If You Don’t Believe Then Watch any Typical Bollywood Masala Film.
Then The Britishers Came With There Own Set Of Rules Of Rationality. They Believe In Classes But Varna System Was Irrational To Them. They Believe In Secularism But Universal Acceptance Was Irrational To Them. They Believe In Materialism & Scientific Approach But Indian Agnosticism & Sciences Were Irrational To Them. But India Accepted Them also because
एकम सत विप्रा बहुधा वदन्ति
Truth Is One But Wise Says It In Many Forms.
Today,Most Of Indians are Monotheists Believing In One Supreme ‘Brahman’ & It’s Eternity.They Celebrate Life. The Colourful Festivals,Food & Life Signifies Of Rule Of Dharma. Pantheism & Loving Or Worshipping Nature Is Still a Part Of Indian Cultural Practices.
Dharma Is The Most Fundamental But Most Complicated Word For Modern Brains. Dharma Has Three Meanings In Different Contexts. Dharma Means One’s Nature & Doing Which Is Natural Is Not a Sin. For Instance You Can’t Blame a Lion For Killing Others Because It’s Natural To Him, It’s His Dharma. Dharma also Means Moral Obligations & Duties Towards Other Peoples & Social Institutions. Like Teaching Is Dharma Of a Teacher, Fighting Is Dharma Of A Soldier & Raising His Children Is Dharma Of a Father. Dharma also Means Law & Order. But Dharma Has Nothing To Do With Religion & Theology. There’s No Similar Word Of Dharma In Western Languages.
But Dharma Needs A Revival. The Enquiring Mindset Needs To Be Reformed. The Liberalism & Freedom With Love Of Wealth Needs To Be Revitalize. In The End It’s For Good Of All & All For Good.