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Hindu culture is impacted by so many other culture like Mughal, Hun & British from nearly 800 years... Still our culture has survived, what is the reason behind that ??? While if you see in world map 70% of cultural change happened during those period....

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Asked by yogendu joshi, 18 Jan '08 09:01 am
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Yup you are so very culture. The Indian land mass at one time extended from Persian borders right up till present day Indo-China. And over the course of history our culture had been heavily influenced by various external fauna. Some included positive assimilation and sharing like the Hun Chinese. Others included ruthless imposition of cultures and values like the Mughal dynasty. Still India and its culture has survived over the centuries and thrives and grows so all the more with every passing day. It is in the hands of our GenNext to appreciate and imbibe these Hindu cultural values and nurture and preserve the same. Yeah some elements of our culture may be outdated but just dumping them away for a song is not the solution. One needs to examine the ways of our LIFE that are driven and influenced by these cultural entities and then seek a middle path and move ahead. You cant just dump something or impose something upon the rest in a diverse cultural space such as the Hindu culture. Rem ...more
Answered by Saj Sierra, 18 Jan '08 09:35 am

 
  
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Yogendu jee very big topic....

Foundation of hindu culture is based on Sacrifice,Peace, Purity and Truth,Prosperity and Faith....Each of the religions of the world has its own culture, with many customs, traditions and refined qualities. The Hindu culture is a culture of love, respect, honoring others and humbling one's own ego so that the inner nature, which is naturally pure and modest, will shine forth. Here we have described some of the important faith and behaviors of Hindu community.
Respect for elders is a keystone of Hindu culture. This genuine acknowledgment of seniority is demonstrated through endearing customs, such as sitting to the left of elders, bringing gifts on special occasions, not sitting while they are standing, not speaking excessively, not yawning or stretching, not putting one's opinions forward strongly, not contradicting or arguing, seeking their advice and blessings, giving them first choice in all matters, even serving their food first..
All Hindus know ...more
Answered by raj kisna, 18 Jan '08 12:43 pm

 
  
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I think we were conservative.
Answered by anandh, 18 Jan '08 09:09 am

 
  
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Foundation of hindu religion is very strong..
every clause has its own reason..
Answered by GOOD BOY, 18 Jan '08 09:05 am

 
  
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Aadi (The first) Sanathana dharma, which is being practiced by many since the anciant days is what considered as Hindu religion these days.
Sanaathana means, according to Bhagavath Geetha, which cannot be destroyed by fire, weapons, water, air, and which is present in all living and non living being. Dharma means, the way of life which is the total of all aachaaraas or customs and rituals.
Sanaathana Dharma has its foundation on scientific spirituality. In the entire ancient Hindu literature we can see that science and spirituality are integrated. It is mentioned in the 40th chapter of the Yajurveda known as Eesaavaasya Upanishad that use scientific knowledge for solving problems in our life and use the spiritual knowledge for attaining immortality through philosophical outlook.
Remember that in each and every aachaaraa there will be a component of spirituality in it. Without spirituality, nothing exists in Sanaathana dharma. Generally everyone bear a wrong impression that this sp ...more
Answered by kesireddy sreedhar, 19 Jan '08 12:32 pm

 
  
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If you consider the matter through Inorganic Chemistry, you will find that each basic element has its own basic identity if you go through the Periodic Table. As for example, you cannot change the valency, atomic density etc. of any basic element. HINDU CULTURE HAS ITS OWN BASIC CHARACTERISTICS, and whatever may be the external impact, it will glare with its own unique characteristics.
Answered by Indra Datta, 18 Jan '08 12:47 pm

 
  
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We have this mob mentality and follow the leader kind of thinking. We never think independently in these matters. . Respect for our elders who are steeped in culture is another reason
Answered by gem mina, 18 Jan '08 12:12 pm

 
  
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Where i know very well hindu culture n religion is world's oldest religion n its fact.
Answered by mayuresh joshi, 18 Jan '08 12:09 pm

 
  
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Hindu culture never looks to others down."Aata Vishwatmake Deve" means he desired to establish Vishwa is one and one; said Saint Dnyaneshwar. Hindu dynasties hounoured the guests and those who surrenderd. There were muslims and Parasis with Shivaji Maharaj. Hindu belives and try to follow the versions of Vedas. They respect the culture and so we believe i "Shubham Karoti Kalyanam." Our temples are not depending on electricity and so we have oil lamps. A person spat on Saint Eknath after having bath in Ganges, Eknath had bath after bath but never cursed the person."DAYA KSHAMA SHANTI" is our principle for society.We believe more in SPIRIT than Alcohole! "Hinsan DUshayati Iti HIndu:I" -we belive in Ahinsa."Ahinsa,Satya,Asteya,Brahmacharya,and Aparigraha are the social observence.So we survive and we should be proud of it.
Answered by Anant P Ashtekar, 18 Jan '08 11:47 am

 
  
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I do agree.
it is very deep and strong.
Answered by arun mishra, 18 Jan '08 11:46 am

 
  
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