We have many cultures in our societies. They are religious, civilizational, political, social, spiritual, scientific, national, regional etc., They are get converted to isms when we follow them and not when we lecture about them.
An ism most lectured about and implemented in 20th century but failed those nations, used to say that land belongs to the one who tills it and not to the one who "owns" it.
It now seems we have to borrow that concept of belonging and owning when referring to culture, tradition, civilization, religion and ideology as they belong to who follow and implement it in their lives and not to the ones who lecture about them. Who follows belongs and owns the culture, tradition, civilization, religion and ideology and not who "own" it because of "inheritance".
Just as every one from elite, liberal, ideologically infested intellectuals waited Mr. Kejriwal to err and "fail", the same gang is now waiting impatiently for Mr. Modi to "err and fail" and then pounce on him.
But why cannot they participate in the national reconstruction by giving sane and useful advices? After all India belongs to us all, just not to Mr. Modi.
Spirituality begins and concludes at home. It is not merely somewhere else outside home. "Spirituality" outside home is of no use for our lives. Spirituality is to be practiced in, with and through life for our efficient undertaking of our duties and responsibilities with equanimity of mind. Spirituality is just not becoming a monk changing name and attire. Spirituality is living as serene witness to happenings in and outside our life. Spirituality is freedom from dogmas, liberation from all bonds including love for becoming spiritual. Spirituality is cultivation of compassion, Divinity, peace, serenity, silence, bliss while experiencing all evens and odds through the course of our life. Spirituality is essence of wise, smart and diplomatic living full of right passion and dispassion towards our bonds, duties, responsibilities as householder and citizen.
Love for knowledge makes us knowledgeable and also makes us intelligent enough to be rid of that burden of knowledge too just retaining the essence. Spirituality is living without burdened by anything and person.
I many times am discomforted by the undeserving intentions, demands and actions of individuals to be recognized and be "helped by being given special treatment" to "climb" the social, political, governance, intellectual, scientific research, poetic and fine-artistic ladders based on the caste, community, hereditary religion, gender, region, sub-nationality etc., sans merit and qualification. These undeserving citizens aiming to get and getting special treatments is another bane of the country in addition to the other banes corruption, nepotism, criminality, commercialization of health care and "education".
The society is immensely affected and the progress of the nation is pulled back by these self-serving demands and their grant.
All mind is physics and chemistry.
Governments must mind governance only. If state and central governments start selling water, salt, food and other things it is evident that the governments have no authority on business communities and are unable to control prices. And also how about the prices of other commodities? When government is able to sell things so cheaply why the government is allowing traders to exploit the people with high prices?
Selling is not the business of government, but governance is. Unfortunately in India, popular politics make the governments indulge in anything except giving good and efficient governance.
Government is like indifferent philosopher. Citizens and other institutions must take care of their duties and responsibilities seriously. The politicians must be able to discern and differentiate between governance and gimmicks.
The temptation to be world police on democracy and human rights can never leave the United States of America as long as America needs oil and other hegemonies
Culture is to be cultivated and civilization is to be followed; and not to be lectured about.