FOR THE GURU - Gurupuja
To serve and honor one's teachers and respect all spiritual guides,
which means also to put into practice their teachings.
STUDY OF THE TEACHING
To study the Hindu spiritual tradition and its teachings on a
regular basis, including scriptural texts like the Vedas, Itihasas,
Puranas and Agamas.
TRANSMISSION OF THE TEACHING
To respect Hindu teachings as a valid and universal spiritual path.
To strive to pass them on through various forms of instruction. To
share whatever we know, particularly with those who are younger than
PROTECTION OF THE EARTH - Bhumi Rakshana
To protect the Earth, its plants and animals, and all its resources.
To view the Earth as a manifestation of the Divine Mother.
VEGETARIANISM or PURITY IN DIET - Shuddhahara
To as far as possible be a vegetarian, for purposes of purification
of the mind, non-violence, and protection of the Earth. This means
also to avoid all intoxicants, drugs and stimulants.
To be moderate in all of our actions, taking only what is necessary
and avoiding excesses. To not make ourselves a burden upon others or
upon the Earth.
To not give unsought advice or try to interfere in the lives of
others, even if we think that what they are doing is wrong. Not try
to impose our views upon others whatever they may think.
UNIVERSALITY - Vishvata
To respect all true spiritual and beneficial views and practices,
whatever their name and form, whether they have come from within any
particular religion or outside of all of them.
This, however, does not mean that one
should respect or compromise with unspiritual and harmful practices
done under the veil of religion or anything else.
PEACE - Shanti
To act out of peace and to promote peace in all that one does. To
wish only peace for all beings and creatures.