|vEDIK LIFESTYLE CURRENTLY KNOWN AS HINDUISM APPEALS TO THE WORLD HUMANITY TO CHALLENGE CLIMATE CHANGE....for the sake of saving humanity..... |
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on December 10, 2009
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
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
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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with a report on indigenous peoples of this planet earth whose lifestyle
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PEOPLES’GLOBAL SUMMIT ON CLIMATE CHANGE FINAL REPORT"....which
"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
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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
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
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
We must, in short, move rapidly toward a global consciousness that
replaces the present fractured and fragmented consciousness of the human
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.....
Makes its Way to Copenhagen
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009:
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
SUMMIT ON CLIMATE CHANGE
FINAL REPORT (4 MB)
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