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THE VALUE OF HINDU CULTURE FOR
Today there is
little real culture left in the world any-where. Modern pop consumer culture is taking
over in every country, except where fundamentalist religion holds on with its rigid and
sterile forms. Western intellectual and artistic culture has been in decline for several
decades. Yet this cultural vacuum is a great opportunity for a spiritual culture, such as
that of India, to move in.
However for this to
occur Hindus must awaken to their mission and look at their heritage in its universal
relevance. This is one of the most important endeavors of the coming century. Perhaps as
Westerners like myself come to appreciate Hindu culture, which is like the grace of the
Divine Mother, Hindus themselves will begin to recognize their heritage and once more use
it in a creative and beneficial way for all.