'Ancient India' Chapter

World Belief

The Gods operated as agents of the dharma, and arose from one spirit that in its essence was not dual. From India Buddhism spread, fostering such other countries as Tibet. If you were to look into ancient Indian belief, it would seem sort of amorphous. They didn’t have the idea that they could use no other way of viewing things.

“If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India.” Max Muller (German Scholar, 1823-1900)

“If there is one place on the face of this Earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest day when man began the dream of existence, it is India.” Romain Rolland (French Philosopher, 1886-1994)

“In India, I found a race of mortals living upon the Earth, but not adhering to it, inhabiting cities, but not being fixed to them, possessing everything, but possessed by nothing.” Apollonius Tyanaeus (Greek Traveller, 1st Century CE)

Evolution of Indian Belief

I would like to start by first saying Semitic and Indian beliefs are actually closely connected. The Aryan mountain people had their own sort of diaspora and encountered other cultures, but they were not of one mind as a people. Those who migrated… Seek More

Karmic Place

Veneration of cows is not what people actually think it is. In India, they are resistant to consuming cattle for the same reason Christians are resistant to scrapping their crosses to be used for other purposes. The cow is seen… Seek More

Diversity in India

There are some parallel practices that resemble yoga in ways, but the yoga traditions are from India, and transcend specific religious creed. Sikhism arose in India. Sikhism arose as an inspiration from the moral creed of Islam, but did not espouse… Seek More