is the Mother of all cultures, be it art of living or apparently the
rich knowledge of Science and Music. All the regions and religions of
the world have their own culture with many customs, traditions and
refined qualities. It is a culture of love, respect, honouring others
and humbling ones own ego so that the inner nature, which is naturally
pure and modest will shine forth.
and reverence for elders is a key stone of Indian culture. This genuine
acknowledgment of seniority is demonstrated through endering customs,
like, not sitting while they are standing, even serving their food
first. We find the youngsters never using the proper names of their
elders. In respect, we touch the feet of all elders, holy men and women
in recognition of their great humility and attainment. A student touches
the feet of his teacher. Purity in mind, body, speech, thought, word
and deed is vitally important for us. The concept of Zero and the
primordial sound of Om was given by India.
should never use harsh, angered and indecent language and keep our body
healthy and clean. Giving things with the left hand to others is
considered a subtle insult. One must not sniff flowers picked for
offering to the Deities. It is very important for a cultured Indian to
apologize immediately if one touches someone with his shoes or sandals.
The same applies inadvertently if you bump into each other. Thus our
Culture is unique and irreplaceable and places responsibility of
preservation on the current generation. Thus, a Nations culture resides
in the hearts and souls of its people.