Swamiji Satyanandji Maharaj Shree
desired to cultivate pure spiritualism one must have deep reverence
for oneís own culture. Because, since birth a child is nurtured by
his or her parental culture encompassing all aspects of life and
living. Those culture at one level talks about our expected behavior
towards all. Then itís about the culture of speaking a language and
showing verbal, physical (Like Namaskhkar Mudra etc) respect to
elders and caring the seniors of the society.
There are many value systems,
knowledge base and wisdom that shape a personality. There is a
culture of the family which includes oral history, geo-ecology,
rituals and religious belief systems. The language and its learning
is also huge culture. Societal culture, reverence and harmonious co
existence in pluralistic society are matter of learning and living
in the broad spectrum of anthropological culture.
Intangible knowledge and tangible
land marks are also culture. Civilization and its history is matter
of great learning of culture. Experiencing traditions, festivities
and celebrations are punctuations of culture. Culture of knowledge
from Celestial body to the world of animals, insects, birds and
vegetation is all about culturing knowledge about the planet where
we are housed.
The contrasts of Ďotherí culture
and conflict resolutions are some of the constants of life. Life is
all about learning whatever we see or perceive and even experience.
In this Cultural Pride we will try to look at all the possible
elements of Indian culture. This can squarely become a platform of
Indian appreciative wisdom tradition. Letís begin the journey and
try to gather knowledge. These are some milestone I have walked and
treasured for the generation next.