Culture is cultivation of wholeness.
The keyword cultivation is explained by the metaphor of planting and watering a seed. Notice what this metaphor is saying between the lines: A dissection and analysis of a seed, even with the help of a microscope, will not reveal that the seed needs to be planted and watered. To have a culture, we must be able to step beyond mechanistic "scientific" explanations and reasoning, and model human experience directly – as it has evolved over thousands of years in the world traditions.
- The definition of culture in Applications.