Save our Culture
One of the major issue India facing is deterioration of our Culture because of westernization, especially because of this IT. All the oldies and even modern youths complaint about where India is heading in terms of Culture, that we are losing our Originality, Core Religious Values, among many other things.
So here I decide that my New Year Resolution is to follow our culture and save it from extinction. But one big problem, since I was in the westernization bandwagon all this time, I don’t know what my culture, I dont know what should I follow. But that’s not a big deal, I learned some great secrets from Internet/Google and this time also I believe the same Internet magic will help me in finding and learning about my culture.
The essence of Hinduism and its culture is written in number of texts namely Vedas, Vedangas, Upanishads and many more. Since the people who concern about culture is arguing from a social viewpoint rather than a individual viewpoint, I decided to take up ‘Manu Smriti‘, the extra-ordinary text that very beautifully portrays how a society should function. Please read it, even if you dont know Sanskrit, it will be awesome.
This divine book splits the people in society into 4 varnas or classes:
- Brahamanas – who are born from the head of the Brahma (the Creator) and is responsible / eligible for knowledge / discovery / invention / performing rituals / etc.,
- Kshathriyas – who are to protect the society.
- Vaishyas – students and alumnis of DG Vaishnav college, Arumbakkam and
- Sudras – actually they are not full humans, they are 1 level above animals and their purpose is to serve the other classes.
Varna System is scientific
Equality ??? LOL
More on following my Culture in upcoming post…