Apprenticeship speed dating bath

An off-shoot of the latter and of great significance to Hindu way of life is the “Bhagavad-Gita”.

Pure philosophical discourses without any references to historical events are the Upanishads.

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In contrast, the “Puranas” dwell upon dynasties that date back to the 4th Millennia BCE.

After the above treatises helped define Hinduism, two more major religions took root in India.

All modern Hindu temples have large bathing ponds with similar construction and are obvious descendants of this “Great Bath” While the scriptures left by these peoples have not been deciphered and therefore appropriate interpretation is difficult, small conical objects thought to be phallic emblems definitely show a link to later day Hinduism and the deity Lord Shiva.

Another reminder of this tradition are the ‘ghats’ (the bathing steps on river banks) which are found in most Hindu temples of today.

This is a list compiled from several sources that’s been kickin’ ’round my Evernote for a bit.

It’s such a beast to cut-n-paste so I’m throwing it up here.

A careful scrutiny of such evidence all but convinced me that, of all the segments of Indian history, the period that helped shape the Indian personna, its character, it’s standing in world history and in science and philosophy is this post-Indus valley civilization era.

When one considers how wide and deep the developments in the Indian culture that were made in this period, this can be described as truly a golden age.

While no dynasty or major settlements (in the manner of Indus valley civilization) dominated this period, one witnesses the laying down of the foundation of and flowering of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism to such an extent that these teachings remain substantially unchanged almost 3 millennia later.

The literary gems that were composed during this period remain masterpieces of philosophical and theological thoughts both in volume and quality.

Paralleling the above were major advances made in every aspect of culture, with the field of science, especially mathematics and astronomy leading the way, but others such as Yoga and Meditation reaching a level of perfection that has not been paralleled to this day!

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