- I will limit the amount of water in my day to day life because water has become one of the most scarcest items in the world.
- I will limit the number of items I take in food everyday.
- I will try to use as much natural light as possible, thus preserve electricity.
- I will try to limit the number of clothes and accessories I buy every year.
- I will try to limit the number of vehicles I have & will try to use more fuel efficient vehicles, and will try to commute by public transport wherever possible.
These are small, easy steps that anyone can take but will go a long way in preserving our precious nature. Above mentioned steps are the basics of Anuvrat movement. But If we are keen to maintain peace around us, which will result in mental health & emotional health for all, we should follow the following principles laid by Jain monk, ACHARYA SHRI TULSI.
a. I wont kill any living being, whether animal, bird or human being deliberately.
b. I wont kill a girl child in womb.
c. I will fight back, if somebody attacks on me, but wont attack on somebody deliberately.
d. I wont treat anybody superior, or inferior on the basis of caste or colour.
e. I wont encourage any religious sentiments, which spread hatred & violence.
f. I will be fair in my business dealings, & will not indulge in mixing in food items, for my profit, which may harm the health of my other fellow beings.
g. I wont support dowry, or another social activity which disturbs the emotional balance in the society.
h. I wont indulge in any bad habits such smoking, drinking or drugs.
All the above steps seem small, but they are difficult to practice. If brought to practice, however, they will provide mental & emotional stability to all of us, which in turn will lead to a healthy society and will lay a solid foundation for a healthy nation, thus leading the way to a peaceful world for generations to come…