Indians frequently refer to a phrase "Vasudaiva Kutumbhakham", which literally means "the whole world is one family" .
Prior to this civilization cycle, during the earlier civilizational phase, was the whole world, indeed one family of similar civilizations?
To answer this question, we need to look at
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and such similar aspects to really unfathomed the Pan Global Similarities.
In this subject capsule, we look at in detail, the Pan Global Similarities of the above listed subjects and other related aspects.
On close scrutiny, it is indeed very interesting to note Pan Global Similarities in multi- various forms, through the ages, across this globe.
If this is indeed true, then as the old Indian saying goes, "Vasudeiva Kutumbhakham" was the whole world really of one single cultural unit?
Today, almost all the ancient civilizations of the world have been wiped out. What remains are a few random archaeological remains and some stray social customs.
It is only in India that we have had an unbroken continuous civilizational history for the past 5000 years and more.
This puts the Indian civilization at an unique advantageous position in understanding the inner meaning of the Pan Global Similarities and the clues if any, it can offer in unraveling the social cultural history of this globe in its earlier civilizational cycle.
Over the last couple of 100 years, historians have been trying to understand the different ancient cultures and their probable interaction with each other. Unfortunately, they have been looking at it only as isolated civilizational outcrop units.
In our humble opinion, this compartmentalised approach of looking at these ancient civilisations is somewhat akin to a blind man describing an elephant by touching the different parts of its body.
In this subject capsule, we bring forth the stark reality of the correlation and the apparent Pan Global Similarities of these civilizations across this globe. The archaeological remains and the social customs across the globe are like the hardware of a computer. To understand and use this hardware we need the software. The software for this understanding of this Pan Global Similarities is in the Indian scriptures and ancient texts which has been continuously practiced and are still being practiced as social customs of India.
A prudent approach would be to look at this Pan Global Similarities with the continuous civilisational data available in India. This would help us, answer many of the jarring gaps in the jigsaw puzzle of understanding the earlier civilisational history.
In this civilisational cycle, the world has been developing rapidly and is becoming one global village. It is imperative at this point of time to understand the Pan Global Similarities. of culture for us to progress ahead peacefully as "Vasudeiva Kutumbhakham" or one global family.