ANUVRAT CODE OF CONDUCT - A Description of Various Vows

Published: 29.02.2004
Updated: 09.05.2015

Anuvrat Code Of Conduct

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Acharya Tulsi and his Yuvacharya Mahaprajna

Aims
  1. To inspire people to observe self-restraint irrespective of their caste, colour, creed, country or language.
  2. To establish the values of friendship, unity, peace and morality.
  3. To create a society free from all kinds of exploittion.
Eligibility
  • All those who believe in leading a pure life will be entitled to become anuvrats.
Categories
  1. One who subscribes to the anuvrats and sadhana (dedicated practice) shall be called an anuvrati.
  2. One who subscribes to the rules meant for his/her own class shall be called a vargiya anuvrati. For example, someone who accepts the anuvrats meant for students shall be called a vidhyarthi anuvrati (Vidyarthi=student).
The 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 the 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.
Anuvrats (atomic or small vows) for All Categories
  1. I will not kill any innocent creature
  2. I will neither attack anybody nor support aggression and will endeavour to bring about world peace and disarmament
  3. I will not take part in any destructive activities
  4. I will believe in human unity, will not discriminate on the basis of caste, colour, etc., and will not practice untouchability
  5. I will practice religious toleration
  6. I will observe rectitude in business and general behaviour
  7. I will by degrees develop a pure tenor of life and control over senses
  8. I will not resort to unethical practices in elections
  9. I will not encourage socially evil customs (dowry, big feasts following death, child marriage, old age marriage, etc.)
  10. I will not use intoxicants like alcohol, hemp, heroin, etc
  11. I will lead a life free from addictions
  12. I will do my best to avoid contributing to pollution

Class Anuvrats

It will be obligatory for an anuvrati to observe the anuvrats meant for his class in addition to the above vows.


Anuvrat vows for different classes of people:
Students Anuvrat's
  1. I will not resort to unfair means in teh examinations.
  2. I will not take part in violent agittions and destructive activities.
  3. I will not use obscene language, will not read pornographic literature, and will not see obscene movies.
  4. I will not use intoxicants.
  5. I will not resort to unethical practices in elections.
  6. I will be courteous towards my parents and teachers.
Teachers Anuvrats
  1. I will help as much in the building of students character as om their mental development.
  2. I will not resort to unfair means in helping students pass the examinations.
  3. I will give no place to party politics in my deu cational institution; nor will I encourage my students to take part in it.
  4. I will not use intoxicants.
  5. I will cooperate in expanding the Anuvrat Movement.
Businessmen's Anuvrats
  1. I will refrain from adulteration and from selling counterfeit goods.
  2. I will not indulge in underweight of false measuring.
  3. I will not trade in or undertake import/export of goods and articles banned by the state.
  4. I will not go back on my pledge to return articles under my custody or mortgaged by others.
  5. I will not indulge in hoarding.
Officer's/Employees Anuvrats
  1. I will not accept bribes.
  2. I will not abuse my authority.
  3. I will not deliberately make delays or do injustice in the exercise of my duties.
  4. I will not use intoxicants.
Worker's Anuvrats
  1. I will work with devotion.
  2. I will not take part in violent agitations or destructive activities.
  3. I will neither drink nor smoke, and will not use intoxicants.
  4. I will not indulge in gambling.
Peasant's Anuvrats
  1. I will not be cruel to the animals dependent on me.
  2. I will not indulge in hoarding.
  3. I will not use intoxicants.
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 goverment or ideology on another country.
  5. In the event of differences between them countries should adopt a policy of reconciliation.
  6. There must be efforts to bring about disarmament.
  7. Developed countries must have goodwill towards under-developed countries.
Anuvrat Sadhana
  1. I will practice Preksha Meditation.
  2. I will have a reconciliatory attitude for the sake of a peaceful domestic life.
  3. I will practice restraint in individual possession and consumption.
  4. I will exercise control over eating.
  5. I will practice diligence, self-reliance and simplicity.
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  1. Acharya
  2. Acharya Tulsi
  3. Anuvrat
  4. Anuvrat Code Of Conduct
  5. Anuvrat Movement
  6. Anuvrati
  7. Anuvrats
  8. Communal Harmony
  9. Consciousness
  10. Fearlessness
  11. Meditation
  12. OM
  13. Objectivity
  14. Preksha
  15. Preksha Meditation
  16. Sadhana
  17. Tulsi
  18. Yuvacharya
  19. Yuvacharya Mahaprajna
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