DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY-THE TRADITIONAL GREETING

Culture is acquired or learned behavior. We learn to greet and acknowledge each other with tools provided by Culture.

DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY-THE TRADITION OF ‘AHIMSA’.

This is a story about child abduction and a miraculous rescue made possible by adherence to the Tradition. In the Land of India, the tradition and practice of AHIMSA or non-injury has been well established. Ahimsa helps humans as much as it promotes the well being of animals.

DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY-THE TRADITION OF HOSPITALITY

The tradition of hospitality is elevated to a high degree in India and this idea is expressed in the Vedic statement of ‘Athiti Devo Bhava’.

DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY – THE ‘ LIGHT BULB ‘ CONNECTION

Light or Jyoti in Sanskrit represents the Eternal Reality. Jyoti is our consciousness, its our awareness and it connects us to the Creator, the Controller of Energy and the Provider of Energy to all Energy Seekers.

DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY-THE DOCTRINE OF INDIVIDUALISM

In Indian Tradition, personal identity is described in terms of Individualism.

DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY-THE WORSHIP OF FEET

The Land of Bharat is a very unique place on this planet where people are culturally endowed with an ardent desire to worship feet.

DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY-THE FEAR OF SAMSARA

Indian Identity is characterized by a “FEAR”. This is unlike the “FEAR OF THE LORD” described in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In the Land of Bharat, human existence is described as ‘SAMSARA’ or ‘BHAVA’. It is a fearful journey. It is a disease entity.

A PRAYER TO LORD GANESHA FOR SUCCESS WITH HUMILITY

Indians worship Lord Ganesha to seek success with a sense of humility.While exploring the thoughts, ideas, and mental concepts that originated in the Land of India, I seek a creative inspiration from Lord Rama who had inspired poet Bammera Potana.