Therefore we should
examine our time and see how much of it we spend in areas of culture
which are unspiritual and do not promote Self-knowledge. If we don't
nourish a dharmic culture in our lives, then we will not be able to
lead a dharmic life or create a dharmic society. If
we are going to immerse ourselves in a culture, let it be the
culture of the Dharma. This may require doing daily yogic practices,
mantra, meditation, chanting, devotional singing, pujas, rituals,
satsangs, and pilgrimages. It may include studying or practicing the
dharmic systems of music, dance and poetry.
It may mean following an
Ayurvedic life style or healing practices. Unless
we develop the culture of the Dharma we cannot expect our culture to
change nor can we expect spiritual teachings to really enter our
life and society. The Dharma has a rich culture and many sides.
Dharma itself is our support, but we must support the Dharma for it
to uphold us. For India this means an interrelated spiritual and
cultural renaissance is required. Those who see the necessity for
this must take action to bring it about.