Get to Know Anuvrat: A Movement For Self-Transformation

Acharya Tulsi pondered over the malady prevailing in the modern society and struck at its roots. He adopted a radical approach to the problem. He felt that if an individual was morally awakened and if he volunteered to follow the moral code of conduct based on the basic vows, it would naturally lead to the purification of society and to that of the world in the end. It is the only way to eliminate violence in the world and to remove the threat of nuclear holocaust which is still staring the people in the face. Anu means small or basic and vrat means a vow. It is a movement of basic vows for self-transformation.

ANUVRAT MOVEMENT exorts people to live the good life by committing themselves to the observance of eleven vows. It is a network of self -transformed people including grassroots workers, academics and thinkers who volunteer to lead a lifestyle rooted in ethical conduct conducive to environmental and ecological harmony. Anyone who accepts the eleven basic vows given below becomes the member of the Movement irrespective of his caste, creed, religion and nationality automatically. Those who respond to our invitation to join ANUVIBHA are expected to follow these vows gradually:

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1. I will not kill any innocent creature.

2. I will neither attack anybody nor support aggression and will endeavourer to bring about world peace and disarmament.

3. I will not take part in violent agitations or in any destructive activities.

4. I will believe in human unity, will not discriminate on the basis of caste, colour etc.

5. I will practise religious tolerance.

6. I will observe rectitude in my dealings with other people.

7. I will to try to develop a pure tenor of life and control over senses.

8. I will not resort to unethical practices in elections .

9. I will not use intoxicants like alcohol, hemp, heroin etc.

10. I will lead a life free from addictions.

11. I will do my best to refrain from such acts as are likely to cause pollution and harm the environment.

Directive Principles of Anuvrat

1. Developing human unity.

2. Developing the feeling of co-existence.

3. Developing rectitude of behaviour.

4. Developing the technique of introspection.

5. Developing right standards in society.

6. Developing trust in the purity of means.

7. Developing will-power and self-restraint.

8. Developing communal harmony.

9. Developing inner purity.

10. Developing fearlessness, objectivity and truthfulness.

11. Developing non-attachment.

12. Developing an awareness of the limits of individual possession and consumption.

13. Developing a process of bringing about transformation of consciousness and emotional state.

The International Code of Conduct

1. No country should commit aggression against another country.

2. No country should try to occupy the territory or grab the property of another country.

3. No country should interfere in the internal affairs of another country.

4. No country should try to impose its form of government or ideology on another country.

5. In the event of differences between certain countries they should adopt a policy of reconciliation.

6. Efforts must be made to bring about disarmament.

7. Developed countries must have goodwill towards under-developed countries.