“India is an unbelievably wealthy country because India alone understands the futility of materialism “
It’s such a powerful statement to make and of course I am not referring to the post 2008 economic crisis where India had a sort of its resurgence in the world economic market. It sure was an iconic way India stood tall during that time gaining the status of emerging economies and also the consideration as a force to reckon with. I certainly am proud of the growth that has been seen in the past few years, thanks to the many efforts in this direction.
The above statement takes a philosophical stand. If we look at how the east and west are shaped, the west has always been a beacon of development, thanks to the industrialization, capitalism and the better standard of living. Well the east has been shown in a poorer light for its poverty, education, dependence on primary industries etc. All along the while, there has been one thing amiss in both the representations, which fails to identify the cons of one and the pros of the other. Right from history, India has always been the place known for the internal strength, the spiritualism. The ideal thought has always been towards a clever balance between the two. A balanced mix of spiritualism and capitalism . . . . . . . . . .. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paraphrasing what Vivekananda said in the same lines –
“The west is extremely rich when it comes to materialism and the east when it comes to the spirituality. We both have things to pick from each other and realize that the balance offers a lot more than the competitive comparisons”
Wealthy or not, your pick on what you would want to look at it. But I somehow like this stand