Let us become nobler

Sanskrit word 'Arya' or 'Aryam' stands for nobility. Let us implore everyone to become noble, the Arya or Aryam. Christians, Muslims, Hindus or Jews, communists or capitalists, rich or poor, clever or dumb, weak, meek or bully. Uncomfortable perhaps are they with other, threatening peace. Ray of hope for the world is ‘include-all’ ideas of ancient Indian wisdom popularly known as Hinduism. Only they knew how to celebrate individuality of each person. Aryas respect ideas of others, respect way of worship of others, help others and become a noble citizen of this wide and varied world. Idea behind this blog is to bring out those ideas and help each of us become better than what we are. 'N' in the 'Aryan', by the way, was a mistake made by colonial 'experts' who wanted to underplay and undermine the culture and religion of those who they clandestinely enslaved.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Wonderful book: "Empires of Indus" by Alice Albinia

Very interesting account of her journey from the mouth of Indus on Arabian Sea till the origin of the river ine western Tibet, near the Mount Kailash. More impressive is her historical coverage of the areas she traverssed, her courage to travel in those remote and 'out-of-bound' areas. One thing stands out, humans are all same everywhere, help came forth to her from all those seemingly deadly places. Many things mentioned by her struck me as dejavu; remarkably, two: the gutter cleaners of Karachi and the rock-carving in Kargil depicting a pregnant male giant, presumably, King Yuvanashwa; father of great King Mandhata. A must read book; I am full of appreciation for this girl, Alice, who was just perhaps 26 and having written this book with so many references covering wide variety of subjects.

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