Indian Culture – A Magnet for Seekers
Sadhguru says, the significance of Indian culture is that it is a scientific process towards wellbeing and liberation.
Every aspect of life from something as simple as breathing, eating, sitting, and standing was evolved as a spiritual process in this culture. The ultimate nature of a human being, the nature that is beyond the physical has been explored so extensively.
Hindu is a geographical identity. Anyone who is born in the land of Indus or the civilization that came from the banks of Indus is a Hindu. You can worship a man and be a Hindu, you can worship a woman and be a Hindu, you can worship a snake or a cow or a monkey or a rock and be a Hindu. You can worship your wife, your husband or your child and be a Hindu. Or you can do no worship at all in your life and still be a Hindu. It does not ascribe to any particular religious belief as such.
This is not a religion, this is just a possibility. Everybody can do whatever means most to them. No other culture has given this freedom to the people in their land.
Every other culture insisted that people must believe in whatever was dominant in that culture. If you did not believe that, you naturally were the enemy or an outcast who needed to be dealt with, either crucified or burnt on the stake or chased away. There was no persecution in this land simply because no one has any particular belief system. In your own house, the husband will be worshiping one god, the wife another god, the children another god – there is no problem. Every individual can seek his own way. But the most important thing is, everyone should strive for his ultimate liberation.