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Why should we still follow ancient traditions?

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Asked by Ginger, 27 May '13 08:20 pm
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I think this has become a highly individualized Q in today's context..we the people of our generation are quite capable of discerning between tradition and social crap..probably in most metros and towns people have more liberal attitude and they follow what they believe is good for them..having said that personally I feel we should follow those traditions which sow the seeds of what is called sanskar...i cant tell my kids that u r Hindus n now pls grow up...I need to be able to tell them what it takes to be a Hindu (albeit it would be HOW I perceive it ) and yet not grow up as bigoted or conservative ones..a judicious mix of tradition and modernity has to be the winning mantra..and after all said and done traditions are man made..why cant they be modified or upgraded per the need?
Answered by Anurag Sharma, 27 May '13 09:52 pm

 
  
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While there is absolutely no compulsion, one can always follow some of these as per own intellect to keep the traditional spirit alive. There is no harm lighting up diya in the evening, wearing that traditional dress or touching the feet of elders. Having said that, it will be prudent to shun those evil practices which are followed in name of tradition. For example sacrificing that poor animal which is done to follow the so called tradition.
Answered by Uncommon Freind, 27 May '13 08:37 pm

 
  
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Many of them still makes the real human to human bonding,, no matter what u say,, many of our rituals and disbeliefs are what we are still bonding much better than western world,, i like it the way it is :)
Answered by conviction, 27 May '13 08:35 pm

 
  
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We follow what we like.. .

and there were so many things that people likes and follow :P
Answered by harpreet, 05 Jun '13 03:43 pm

 
  
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One primary characteristic of human ignorance is inertia.
So man always tries to stay away from the need to be awake and alert. When u do something NEW, u have to be alert, there is no precedence, anything can wrong anywhere at any time. So he invents set patterns of action. That is what traditions are...a style of doing things the same way....repeatedly.. irrespective of the changing time and the changes in life and world that it brings.
The more old a culture is, more attached it is to its traditions and rituals.....and more stagnant and rotten its culture!
Answered by Shunmugham, 27 May '13 10:47 pm

 
  
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Do not do just because grandpa was also doing it. Use your logic and wisdom. Do not go by blind-belief. But to blindly declare that all ancient traditions are unscientific is also a blind-belief.
Answered by Rahim Bahrain, 27 May '13 09:35 pm

 
  
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They r related to our culture
Answered by babu rao, 27 May '13 09:32 pm

 
  
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As houses,buildings depends on solid foundation to have lasting life, likewise the ancient traditions can be said bedrocks basing on which modern world can exist & flourish towards becoming more civilized.Being indifferent to ancient traditions may pose severe difficulties towards advancing forward socially,culturally,religiousluy,axademically:-)
Answered by apsaikia, 27 May '13 09:20 pm

 
  
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Ancient traditions in general cnt be ignored.choose which to follow and which not required.
Answered by sankar, 27 May '13 08:56 pm

 
  
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Don't follow....make u'r own new traditions n u only follow!!!
Answered by harshal kalangutkar, 27 May '13 08:38 pm

 
  
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