Indian Culture

Every culture has three aspects: Upward will, ideal and thought turned upon the ideal; second, creative self-expression and appreciative aesthesis and imagination; and thirdly, practical and outward formulation. These three are represented, respectively, by (1) religion and philosophy; (2) Art, poetry, literature; (3) Society, politics and outward frame of external life. And it is the function of the culture to lead these four elements of life in man and to build some kind of harmony of these forms and motives. Indian culture has been throughout a spiritual, and inward looking, religio-philosophical culture, and that everything else has been derived from this central peculiarity; even external life has been subjected to it.

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