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Re: India's place in the world....

Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!

You talk about "principles of forming US nation/state" where slavery was a big
part of that country's equation!

What you say about self-interest not being there among Indians is exactly
opposite....I feel that Indians have too much self-interest and we do not
think of the society as a whole!  For individuals to have meaningful
self-interest there must be a society in which they can build their dreams
from within.

Vamsi M.

Rohit Sharma wrote:

> Yes, I can - the US.
> India has one and only one core problem - altruism.
> It comes up in form of religion, social structure.
> For all the ancient wisdom and culture we have not
> come up with the basic understanding that an
> individual has to be the primary consideration. In
> India an individual is crushed since his birth - by
> social structures, religious reverence and inculcated
> with the belief of self-disgust and pity. He is taught
> to work for others - his family, his religion, his
> country etc. never for himself. In our country we have
> not come up with a fair understanding of life,
> liberty, pursuit of hapiness (which is a cardinal sin
> in all the religions practiced here) and right to
> property.
> Any serious analysis of history will realise that the
> last 4 things - which came into human scope of
> understanding in the Renaissance period and were the
> principles of forming the US are the only truly
> civilized form of human survival and prosperity.
> India as a country and as a culture fails to
> understand this - though some if it's citizen do
> realize these values.
> Rohit
> --- vamsi@siliconcorp.com wrote:
> >
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it,
> > and propagate it!
> >
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > I believe India is the only hope for this planet in
> > this century - India
> > MUST build a strong military to protect its borders
> > but we are also
> > endowed with maturity and wisdom from ancient times
> > to look upon others
> > through an empathetic lens!!
> >
> > What the world needs in this century is a country
> > with a vibrant
> > economy, democratic power structure, and a strong
> > military but also has
> > a great heritage, ancient wisdom, culture, and
> > respect for human life -
> > I cannot think of any other country capable of
> > fitting in this slot
> > other than India!  Can you?
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Vamsi M.

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