Description: Indian culture is of great antiquity and varied in nature, as is evident in its artistic expressions and philosophical speculations, unity in diversity is a distinguishing feature of Indian culture. As a result of this, Indian cultural life presents a highly composite nature. This is especially true in the case of Indian art. This also points undoubtedly to the fact that there was a very lively or active interrelation or interaction between various schools of thought.
There are a few important concepts which determine the Indian views of life are common to both Sanatan and Buddhism. These concepts include Karma, Yoga, Dhyāna, Samādhi, Nirvāṇa, worship of relics, gods and goddess, etc. These ideals have not only played an important role in moulding our society but have also proved to be a source of inspiration to our artistes. The composite nature of Indian art and thought has also been amply highlighted in these treatises.