Answer: The religion in India controlled and influence their lives because Buddhist went to temples, they embraced in a peaceful and nonviolent, vegetarian lifestyle. Another thing that influenced their lives was that they had the choice to become Buddhist monks. The Buddhist monks spread the religion both within, and outside of their Empire.
Question: How does our modern world reflect the innovations of classical civilizations?
Answer: Our modern world reflect the innovations of classical India in different ways. The Gupta science, mathematics, and medicine started the advances we have today. For example, the Gupta doctors realized the importance of cleanliness of open wounds and surgery, knew how to set broken bones, do plastic surgery, perform cesarean sections, and diagnose and treat many ailments. The Western world did not know this until the modern era. A different example is the use of ‘Arabic’ numerals led to the development of calculations and other math advances.