What we see today in the world and what is called modern civilization and culture is really only the British culture, or the queen’s culture or if you may call it the western European culture.
Collectively, the British and the Spanish empire have systematically waged a silent and covert operation of cultural colonization. Of course they call it modern governance, scientific progress and above all ‘justice’.
Slowly, but steadily this colonization has been successfully wiping out the eastern, African and other indigenous cultures. The culture of harmony, awareness, spirituality and self-realization has been slowly but surely being replaced with the one of external growth based on profit, ego and self-satisfaction.
Rich eastern culture, which is diluted and pretty much non-existent, depended on Living in the now, Valuing rest, being Passive, Contemplative, Accepting what is, Living in nature, Wanting to know meaning, Lapsing into meditation, Focusing on self-abnegation, Learning to do with less, Honoring austerity, Cherishing wisdom of years, Retiring to enjoy the gift of your family, etc.
The western culture, which is predominant in the so-called ‘modern and civilized’ world depends on Living in space, Valuing activity, Assertiveness, Diligence, Seeking change, Wanting to know how it works, Focusing on self-assuredness, Attempting to get some more, Being successful, Honoring achievement, Retiring to enjoy the rewards of your work, etc.
Learning from eminent predecessors how to live a fulfilled life as a human being is the true goal of traditional Eastern education. The root of the Eastern mind is selflessness. On the other hand, the modern Western way of life is based on a subject-object thinking, and making dichotomizing distinctions, hence causing suffering.
We live in a world that is rapidly approaching ONE WORLD culture, which in reality, if you examine closely is the culture based on the British/Spanish ways of thinking.
We are not too far away from ONE world culture, ONE world economy, One world currency, ONE world government and ONE world order.
What a wonderful world!