It is important to know that what the forces are which have shaped the human lives since the beginning of the civilization . The influences of these forces have sizable effects on what we are today . They are required to be studied and they are as follows :
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Science and technology have given shape to the lives of the people of the world . Continuous improvement in the means of communication and transportation have increased human mobility many folds . Our ancestors could not have imagined that man can talk to the distant people from thousand and thousand KM. away . Internet and mobile have empowered human beings to achieve the things which we could not have imagined in the past . Power of atom has appeared before us as if ancient Indian God Rudra have appeared again to shake the world as such .
POWER OF LITERATURES
Power of literatures have put impacts on the people of the world in shaping their lives . As the Vedas , the Upanisad , the Ramayana and the Gita have sizable impacts on the people of India especially the Hindus , the Bible on the Christianity and the Quran on the Islamic world . The poets and creative writers have silently functioned as the seers of revolution and revivalism . The great poets like Kalidas , kabir , Tulsidas , Dante , Shakespeare , Homer and Ravindranath Tagore etc. have enriched the lives of the people of the world by their creative powers .
Spiritual knowledge has worked as an agent of change . It was fostered by various Rishis and Saints time and again . Rishi Bhardwaj , Rishi Yajnavalkya , Gautam Buddha , Lord Mahavir , Jesus Christ , Lao Tse , Muhammad and Tulsidas have changed the lives of people of the world . What we see in the world of today had been shaped in the past by our spiritual leaders . The Yogic Msaters , by spreading various tenets of the Yoga , have put sizable impacts on the lives of people of the world today . So is the performers of our rites and rituals also .
Our social relationships have increased many folds . Now we look beyond our caste, creed and religion . Our increased social relationships have changed the nature of our economy . Previously we were concentrated in our close circuit . But now the entire world looks as ours . Through the technology we can approach anywhere in the world . Online business is the best example of this . We can even get higher education while sitting in our bedroom from anywhere in the world . We could not have thought of it in the past as such .
THE CULTURAL CONTACTS
Like social relationships , our cultural contacts have given shape to the lives and people of the world . It’s due to cultural contacts with the west that we have included many of thier lifestyles in that of ours . Many of the recipes , up till now unknown to us , have become our day-to-day habits . The pop-music is now prefered to that of the classical one . Similarly , numerous elements have been mixed with our dance system also . Our film makings have improved many folds coming in touch with the film makers of the other parts of the world . Our dresses and their designs are not so which existed in the past . They have changed completely . Even people working in the fields prefer pants and shirts than our traditional dresses like Dhoti & Kurta . So , Cultural Contacts have shaped our lives considerably the world over .
NOTE : SOURCES OF THE BLOG IS OUR EXPERIENCES ABOUT THE WORLD …..ARBIND KUMAR , THE BLOGGER .
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