I might argue that Hindus are an exception having been conquered, repeatedly, and never ascending into the age of commerce and affluence. We can see the indus valley civilization did. But India seems to not have ascended, but stagnated, and china was not able to enter the age of intellect and stagnated.
This is very informative in and of itself. The difference being china could not be conquered until the 20th century and europeans had already given up those ambitions, and india was conquered by every single era of warfare technologists (despite producing the first quality steel).
While I agree that the ancient myths are virtuous in cooperating submissively with one another, they are not virtuous in defense.
The jews faced a similar problem – on first glance their religion appears beneficial, but upon study it has been catastrophic unless they have the warriors of a host people to defend them.
This is my primary difficulty with Hindu civilization. It is incomprehensible to me at times, because, as a member of the aristocratic (military) caste(class) of my people, I cannot imagine the inability to defend, and the tolerance for external rule. And depending upon the mercy of rulers for success in rebellion.