DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY – IDOL WORSHIP – A LEARNING EXPERIENCE

India is a Land where people worship idols and images. Is that a false belief? Is that a superstition?

DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY – WHAT IS IN A NAME?

Name is an important tool to describe personal identity. The fondness for selecting, using, and remembering names is an important Cultural attribute which defines Indian Identity.

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 ‘ 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 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.