Such are the
ideas about India that one hears today.
classical India was never passive and resigned, never gave up without resistance, never
gave in without defending Truth in all possible ways. India was a land of great sages and
yogis, like Buddha and Shankara, but they were not merely concerned with the Transcendent,
they tried to raise up the country and unite it toward a higher goal, turning it into a
land where the spiritual life was honored.
India was also the land of Rama and Krishna, of great kings
and warriors who knew how to rule
according to a higher law and protect the spiritual life. India was not a land contracted
in itself but open and expansive, spreading its culture of yoga and enlightenment across