civilization were to be destroyed today, there would be no need to destroy its buildings,
its cinemas or its theaters.
If just the top ten
universities were destroyed the whole western culture would disappear.
The western civilization would slowly die and become lost.
The real basis of all cultures is its sources of knowledge.
The roots of a civilization are in its long chain of
it is in the knowing by parampara, it is in the flow of knowledge that
passes from generation to generation without any conscious awareness about it.
Let me give an example. Two brothers from a family in India
were sent to a Convent school by their father.
The family was a large family and the two brothers used to
touch the feet of their father each morning.
The father decided to visit the sons in their school and
went there. The two brothers came to see their father and happily said hello to their