is like the centre-of-gravity doll which regains its
equilibrium howsoever it be disturbed. Wave after wave of alien
invasions have come and gone upon this sacred land but none of them
really succeeded in uprooting it. That is because the basis of
Hinduism is strong and sound. Standing firmly on this, it has always
shown a remarkable dynamism, a unique capacity for change and
adjustment whenever circumstances have demanded it.
Whenever the essential core was
forgotten and too much fuss was made over the nonessential crust,
there has always been a reaction and a rebellion from its own ranks
to put things in their proper perspective and show a better way in
conformity with the times.