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  • 1. Earthsoft Foundation of Guidance 1, Lotus Enclave, 98 Anand Park, Aundh, Pune 411 007 India www.myefg.in Contents Background -.................................................................................................................................................1 What do they do? .........................................................................................................................................1 About followers.............................................................................................................................................2 Solutions .......................................................................................................................................................2 Responsibility of people............................................................................................................................2 Do not forget Fundamental principles ..................................................................................................2 Appeal ...........................................................................................................................................................3 Social & religion related observations You must be one of the observers in society about various activities executed by the monks. You may be one of the direct executives or participants of such activities. Just check if you are one of those and think what is right and wrong? Suggest you to take a stand on the point which you feel strongly correct and stop if you feel what is happening is wrong. Background - 1. Monks are supposed to be 1. Deeply studying the principles of religion and sharing with the followers. The both the cases are seen rarely. Also followers do not demand such guidance, putting the questions. 2. Involved in deep worship of god at various time slots like early morning & evening. Most of those are not seen doing so. 3. Following guidelines laid by the God What do they do? 2. Instead of above most of the monks 1. Deal with money collection in the form of donation, offer the money thus collected to earn interest. Is this correct? 2. Grab or seek donations of the properties and deal with various transactions. 3. Gather their favorable followers and transact money, land & other assets matters through them. 4. Are instrumental in building temples, trusts, schools and hospital as commercial & business center 5. Have become power centers of their kingdom, building image, demanding respect, preferring only rich people to be around.
  • 2. 6. Politicising the groups and creating new creeds About followers 3. Why individual social person gets around such monk? Simply because it offers those people platform to lead a group of people, to be front runner, to get a publicity here & there. 4. Once such leaders are known within society, it helps for their businesses & groom their personal relationships. Solutions 5. What is to be done? Responsibility of people Do not forget Fundamental principles a. As a part of society we all to observe seven deadly sins and avoid those  Wealth Without Work  Pleasure Without Conscience  Knowledge Without Character  Commerce (Business) Without Morality (Ethics)  Science Without Humanity  Religion Without Sacrifice  Politics Without Principle b. People can control the activities of the monks and in turn monks can advice routine behavior of the people like dos and don’ts. c. People need to maintain the boundary and observe the strict following & implementation of the practical guidelines & principles by the monks. It is time to redefine the principles. d. People should define the boundary limits for the monks. When we say monk should follow practical guidelines & latest compatible with time & technology, limits are not defined. Few guidelines are extreme and terrible in each of the religions. E.g. not to use mike & speaker even while addressing the rally of 10,000 plus people (say during Diksha), and on other hand contrary life is just lived like another social person or even more luxurious e.g. few are using camera & media for publicity, almost living like social people like washing clothes, ironing, ordering special food, shaving using latest instruments, using air-conditioners, mobile, laptop, internet, mediator for political problems, mediator for the marriages, etc, etc. These are extreme implementations. (What is the difference as a monk and social person?) e. It is high time to nationalize the assets build and operated by local trusts and monks. There is a gold worth of four lacs crore in just one of the temples. Is it in safe custody? It is high time reserve bank of India should get all such movable assets to their safe custody. Is it safe if some national calamity arises in the area? What has happened at Kedarnath & other Chhatisgard state?
  • 3. f. People to encourage monks to limit their activities related to religion only. People should take leadership position for social activities. g. Direct Expense of Chaturmas or other religious functions generally ranges from 40 lacs to 2 cr, indirect expense would be much more like people visit travelling from long distance places, etc. Leaders collect & spent huge money arranging various events like appreciation of upawas tap (fasting) like tela (3 days), aadhai (8 days), etc! Is this correct? We experienced that in 13500 Rs, school kit for a year fr 150 poor children can be managed. Which kind of expense would you promote? h. Similar expenses are done by various social trusts for elections, meetings, moving around, media & publicity, etc. Would not it be better to spend such funds for education, scholarships, supporting poor people or widow, etc? Appeal 6. Many intellect & common people stay away from these happening. 1. Only reason is they cannot voice their views in public. It’s a challenging task to tune and rebuild religion. So they watch helplessly, why? Suggest putting your views across and get debated. Use social websites and share. Use 1:1 forum with monks or common public platform. It’s a high time. Bring a change, whatever small it might be. 2. Also do not be a part of such groups, political and/or social forums while working on religious activities. Encourage those to be handled by society without involvement of the monks, let monks do their duties. 3. Please stop spending unnecessary & unwanted. Expense must have utilization value. 4. Do not accept following stupid arguments & do not encourage monks pursuing following i. There is a life in electricity, cell, cell-phone, remote control, watch, TV, Radio, etc ii. Not to eat green vegetables or keep those limited. (Green vegetables are must for good health, having iron and source of hemoglobin, etc) iii. Drink water after cleaning pots using ash & such water is healthy for life. iv. Filtering water just using cloth makes it pure. (It has to be done using appropriate filter) v. Not to eat vegetables on particular day like Second day (Bij), Fifth day (Pacham) or 8th day (aatham), 11th day or 14th & 15th day (why???, does sin if at all eating vegetable on particular day more? or does volume of bacteria more on particular day? ) vi. Loving spouse or sexual intercourse is a sin. Semen has millions lives & intercourse means killing those many lives!(It is natural and nature’s most beautiful gift. In fact pure relationship to be encouraged). It has potential life but not a life unless there is union of male & female sperm. vii. Encouraging kids & children lesser than 18 for Diksha, becoming monks. viii. Gathering at particular place/city for common prayer! It is waste of time, energy, efforts, fuel consumption and cost! The same can be done by each individual at their own city.
  • 4. ix. Fasting in group of thousands might be ok but celebrating it as a huge festival & spending huge amount of money, gathering of the guys & their family members, etc. This is just to project the leadership of monk and a social worker. 5. Monks to guide on following 20 types of sins & improve personal behavior 1. Non-violence 2. Not to cheat & tell lie 3. Not to theft 4. Not to adultery 5. Not to be possessive 6. Not to be angry 7. Not to be egoistic, but to be polite 8. Not to be hypocrite 9. Not to be greedy 10.Not to be deeply attached 11.Not to hatred 12.Not to quarrel 13.Not to slur 14.Not to backbite 15.Not to blame someone 16.Not to contradict unnecessary 17.Not to manipulate 18.Not to believe in unlike faith 19.Not to drink alcohol 20.Not to eat non-vegetarian food