Under the rule of Guptan kings, the people of India returned to their Hindu roots. Hindu became the religion of the state in the Gupta Empire, and leaders encouraged the people to follow the teachings in the sacred writings, especially the Upanishads.
Guptan Kings lowered taxes and encouraged freedom and personal development. As a result, the Guptan Empire became the center of arts, learning, science and technology, astronomy and math for the region.
Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
The process of mummification in Egypt involved removing all moisture and internal organs, then drying the body and anointing it with various preserving chemicals.