Posted by Vishva News Reporter on December 10, 2009


Hindu Declaration
on Climate change
adopted on december 8, 2009
at the Parliament of the World’s Religions 
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, December 9, 2009:

The Hindu Declaration on Climate Change adopted yesterday at the Parliament of the World’s Religions is published on the next web page.

The Declaration is of particular relevance at this moment as the world’s leaders gather for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagan until December 18.

As report yesterday by HPI, the Hindu Declaration was adopted December 8 at the Convocation of Hindu Spiritual Leaders which Included Dada Vaswani, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami,Sri Swami Mayatitananda Saraswati, Sri Karunamayi Vijayeswari Devi, Dadi Janki, Sri Paramahamsa Prajnanananda Giri, Swami Amarananda, Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, Yogini Sri Chandra Kali Prasada Mataji, Swami Sandeep Chaitanya and others.
The editor of Hinduism Today, Paramacharya Palaniswami, was called to the dias to read the statement.

At the end he invited all present, if they concurred with the principles embodied in the declaration to chant Om together three times.

A resounding Om filled the room, an informal ratification of the declaration which will now go into a second stage of editing toward a final statement.

The Hindu Declaration was drafted by a committee chaired by Dr. Karan Singh, and comprised of Dr. Arvind Sharma, Dr. K.L. Seshagiri Rao and the editors of Hinduism Today.

Comments and suggestions from Hindu leaders around the world are welcome to further refine the statement and may be sent to

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...And now click on the line below to read this news about how vEDik contribution to life and creation is eternal as stated in all sNskRUt language vED texts expounding sciences of life and creation in our universe.....together with a report on indigenous peoples of this planet earth whose lifestyle is still founded on a lot sciences of vED principles.. "INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’GLOBAL SUMMIT ON CLIMATE CHANGE FINAL REPORT"....which says:
 "Climate change poses threats and dangers to the survival of Indigenous communities worldwide, even though theycontribute the least to greenhouse emissions. In fact, Indigenous Peoples are vital to the many ecosystems in their lands and territories and help enhance the resilience of theseecosystems. In addition, Indigenous Peoples interpret and react to the impacts of climate change in creative ways, drawing on traditional knowledge and other technologies to find solutions that society at large can replicate to counter pending changes."
- Statement of H.E. Miguel d’Escoto
Brockmann, President of the United Nations General Assembly to the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change

Hindu Declaration on Climate change
adopted on december 8, 2009
at the Parliament of the World’s Religions 

December 8th, 2009: Source:

Earth, in which the seas, the rivers and many waters lie, from which arise foods and fields of grain, abode to all that breathes and moves, may She confer on us Her finest yield. (Bhumi Suktam, Atharva Veda xii.1.3)

The Hindu tradition understands that man is not separate from nature, that we are linked by spiritual, psychological and physical bonds with the elements around us.

Knowing that the Divine is present everywhere and in all things, Hindus strive to do no harm. We hold a deep reverence for life and an awareness that the great forces of nature-the earth, the water, the fire, the air and space-as well as all the various orders of life, including plants and trees, forests and animals, are bound to each other within life’s cosmic web.

Our beloved Earth, so touchingly looked upon as the Universal Mother, has nurtured mankind through millions of years of growth and evolution. Now centuries of rapacious exploitation of the planet have caught up with us, and a radical change in our relationship with nature is no longer an option.

It is a matter of survival. We cannot continue to destroy nature without also destroying ourselves. The dire problems besetting our world-war, disease, poverty and hunger-will all be magnified many fold by the predicted impacts of climate change.

The nations of the world have yet to agree upon a plan to ameliorate man’s contribution to this complex change. This is largely due to powerful forces in some nations which oppose any such attempt, challenging the very concept that unnatural climate change is occurring.

Hindus everywhere should work toward an international consensus. Humanity’s very survival depends upon our capacity to make a major transition of consciousness, equal in significance to earlier transitions from nomadic to agricultural, agricultural to industrial and industrial to technological.

We must transit to complementarity in place of competition, convergence in place of conflict, holism in place of hedonism, optimization in place of maximization.

We must, in short, move rapidly toward a global consciousness that replaces the present fractured and fragmented consciousness of the human race.

Mahatma Gandhi urged, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” If alive today, he would call upon Hindus to set the example, to change our lifestyle, to simplify our needs and restrain our desires.

As one sixth of the human family, Hindus can have a tremendous impact. We can and should take the lead in Earth-friendly living, personal frugality, lower power consumption, alternative energy, sustainable food production and vegetarianism, as well as in evolving technologies that positively address our shared plight.

Hindus recognize that it may be too late to avert drastic climate change. Thus, in the spirit of vasudhaiva kutumbakam, “the whole world is one family,” Hindus encourage the world to be prepared to respond with compassion to such calamitous challenges as population displacement, food and water shortage, catastrophic weather and rampant disease.
.....and now continue reading about.....
what will happen at Copenhagen with
Hinduism Message on Climate Change.....

Hinduism Makes its Way to Copenhagen
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009: Source:

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, December 8, 2009:

An unprecedented assembly of Hindu Spiritual Leaders at the PWR has issued a Hindu Declaration on Climate Change. “It is a matter of survival,” says the Declaration; “we cannot continue to destroy nature without also destroying ourselves.”

All morning the Hindu Convocation has been meeting, with one seer after another rising to deliver a homily. Australia may not know it, but this is an extraordinary gathering in Melbourne: it includes H H Dr Swami Avdeshanand Giri, Head of the Juna Peeth, the largest group of spiritual leaders in India, and Trustee of the Acharya Sabha, the highest council of authorities on Hindu Dharma.

And it brings together Hindu leaders of India and the modern diaspora, with the leader of the descendants of the ancient Hindu diaspora to Indonesia. The final prayer at the Convocation was said by the head of the High Priests Assembly of the Indonesian Hindu Council.

All the religions of the world have a voice in Copenhagen, except us, said the presenter of the Draft Resolution - “it is important that we create a Hindu voice.’”

“Chant Om three times if you agree with the principles.” He was an American, so he said, “Would you OM with me if you feel that a reasonable Hindu statement?” And they did!

The Hindu Declaration on Climate Change ends with a remark that notwithstanding the reassurance of Sanatana Dharma’s vision of time and of every dissolution being the preamble to the next creative impulse, ‘Hindus still know we must do all that is humanly possible to protect the Earth and her resources for the present as well as future generations.’



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