For today’s prompt, tell us three things that you believe in your heart to be true. Tell us three things you believe in your heart to be false.
But forget about what the Daily Prompt guys are asking me to write. I would like to slightly perturb from their description and would like to write something about India. Yes, India – the country from where i belong to, a country which has shaped me.
What is the one thing that comes into your mind when I say “India”?
CHAOS, TRAFFIC, SCORCHING HEAT, DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, DIFFERENT CULTURES, DEVOTION AT ITS HEIGHT, 1000+ GODS, And the List goes on and on and on…
But is that what India is all about??
As most of my blog subscribers are from USA and GERMANY i would love to present on the belief system in India. How deep are they grounded in our veins and how much it actually controls the entire India. Behind this mad crowd, chaos and all the mess lies some of the core values which each Indian abides to.
We treat our tourists/guests to be equivalent to Gods “Athithi Devo Bhavah” meaning a guest = God.
We believe in Peace, harmony and try to connect our lives with the Almighty in all possible ways. We believe that each Individual has a “God” or the “Paramatma” inside him who guards us all time saying what is right for us and what’s wrong. India is all about discovering oneself by uniting himself with God amidst the great chaos.
“Indians are the Italians of Asia and vice versa. Every man in both countries is a singer when he is happy, and every woman is a dancer when she walks to the shop at the corner. For them, food is the music inside the body and music is the food inside the heart. Amore or Pyar makes every man a poet, a princess of peasant girl if only for second eyes of man and woman meets.”
― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram
Here is how one can get lost amidst the chaos in India. Yoga- 5000 Years old discipline which has remedies for almost 90% diseases in world and helps in discovering how flexible you can mould yourself to unite your soul into the Almighty.
India is not about different states. It is about cultures melted into one another and creating a neat blanket of fraternity. India makes you believe in a colorful life full of possibilities and dreams. It may not be as advanced as USA UK JAPAN but is unique in its own way. Its culture is unparalleled with any other culture because Hindus, Muslims, Christians all are treated equally here without any hatred. Ofcourse there are some riots and some disturbing conditions prevailing in some parts of the Country. There are many gaps between developing a fully advanced India but it has not come in the way of living a peaceful and independent life for millions of people. India believes in freedom and helps each individual to pursue what his heart really wants to. Its not just Bollywood, Sonia Gandhi, Narendra Modi and Corruption. Its much more than that.
Its a place to be born again on Earth.
Its a place to explore yourself and let go of all worries
Its a place where unlimited colors come together as Holi (a festival of colors in India) and unite people across the Country
India is a place where people bleed in Blue for Cricket.
India is a place where wedding is not just an exchange of 2 rings and vows. But its wedding of 2 families who connect with each other and stand by the couple through thick and thin always. The 2 families unite as one and accept each others cultures happily
Indians believe in Bollywood. They eat, pray, sleep bollywood. Movies still rule the hearts of Millions of Indians.
India is indeed a place to believe that yes there is a place on Earth where you can rediscover your soul back again. Get mad in the crowdy streets again and enjoy yourselves amongst the frenzy. Not all days are to be plain and peaceful. There has to be a little chaos, a little madness in order to enjoy life. What say friends?
I hope you enjoyed this post as much as i am enjoying writing this post.
Please feel free to express your opinion here. I would really love to read your views on India.
Lots of love,