The Lost Wonder Of India
Created By Ascetics
The presence of the healthy women and sane sexuality in India ought to influenced Indian life in a beneficial way. Unfortunately, the judging about this subject is difficult enough as ancient Indian history in the whole and specially the Buddhist period, is typified with lack of reliable historical documents.
However, this fact itself is a good sign. I mean that earliest written documents in general world history are either book-keeping reports or decrees and laws, or religious myths, or eulogies of rulers. Thus, the main message the first scripts carry to us through the time is that vanity, avidity and compulsion over intellectuals (the authors of the earliest texts) appeared.
- By the way this universal rule have determined the notion that particular politics, economy and laws are the motors of the history. I suppose this notion is wrong as there are some stronger forces and factors in human life and history.
Now let's return to ancient Indian history. Although it is known mostly from archeology and foreign written sources - chiefly Greek, these afford us sufficient material for
judgment about importance of the Buddhist period Of Indian history.
So, Greek sources tell us that Alexander the Great had to persuade his brave and invincible but avaricious soldiers into the conquest of India, this country presented no attraction for them so far. In India there was nothing valuable for them as well as for Alexander himself. He only wanted to complete logically the conquest of all the known Orient. We know that he failed in the persuasion.
It was the very beginning of the Buddhist epoch. And several centuries later India became
the wonderland that drew people from
all over the world as though a magnet.
Remember the phenomenal
gravitation towards India during the whole Middle Ages and New Time that forced bold European voyagers
to sail through the dire seas for Indian wares. This gravitation has
determined the face of
the modern world. In particular, America was discovered while search for an alternative sea way to India and China (another area of Buddhist influence, the opposite side of the Himalayas), also American
pioneers had the task to support the searches for a strait to west.
Usually we do not appreciate the importance of Indian culture because Europeans learnt its achievements from Middle Eastern middlemen. For instance, so-called
Arabic numerals are Indian as a matter of fact, also
doubtlessly stem from Indian verbal tradition. The amorphous term Orient conceals what originally belonged to India.
Besides, India's former grandeur had been destroyed to the time when Europeans
reached that country so long wished for.
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Now let's try to understand what factors resulted in that miraculous metamorphosis in India during the Buddhist period.
Could they be the rulers' acts, laws, or religious doctrines?
I think all these could only be consequences, but the cause was the presence of the healthy women's rid of the common female hormonal disturbance, which causes women's malignance being the prime scourge of of any moral evil.
All the legends carry sad imprints of destructive changes in ascetic life. Apparently, they were fixed on the decline of Buddhist period of Indian history the happy time when in India there were men and women enjoying pure and natural life. Here is short overview of such legends.
The material and spiritual prosperity of India attracted not only Buddhist pilgrims, scientists and merchants, but also jealous and fierce conquerors and simple criminals who have destroyed its prosperity at last.
The story of the famous Taj Mahal exemplifies this trend. This famous building regarded as the shrine of love, is the mausoleum of Mumtaz, the favorite of harem of Shah Jahan, one of foreign (Mughal) despot of India. The name Taj Mahal means 'crown (peak) of Mughals.'
Mumtaz was a very imperious woman, and apparently way not healthy. She had died young enough, and her last will was just to be buried in the luxurious tomb which was fulfilled and from which we can conclude that the cause of her death was not her modesty.
Taj Mahal is really a very beautiful monument, but appreciating its artificial splendor we should bear in mind that this mausoleum of the insane woman was designed by subdued artists whose art had been developed by creators of Buddhist stupas decorated with the immortal images of stunning Yakshis. Taj Mahal was built as though in place of the stupas as well as ill women like Mumtaz came in place of Yakshis themselves.
The dominance of people like Mumtaz and Shah Jahan over India just undermined all the good and beautiful in that country.
According to a legend Shah Jahan ordered to chop off the hands of the architect of this miraculous building, so that the latter could not create anything similar. It is only a legend, but it carries the spirit of the epoch. Besides, in any case we know names of the despot and his insane wife, but not of the honorable wizards who have made this wonder.
Summing up, we can say that Mumtaz' mausoleum is also a splendid tomb of India's great past.