PRINCIPLE OF HUMANITY
- Introspection, ie., to see one’s own flaws in light of the received conscience.
- Taking the oath of not repeating an already committed mistake, to pray with simple faith.
- To apply discrimination (judgement) for oneself and faith for others, ie., apply justice for oneself, and love and forgiveness for others.
- One’s own development through control over senses, service, remembrance of God, and search for truth.
- Not considering others’ duties as one’s own right, others’ magnanimity as one’s own goodness, and others’ weakness as one’s own strength.
- Despite having no family or societal relation, to have mutual interaction and benevolence in accordance with the sentiment of family, ie., unity (universality) of love despite the diversity of action.
- To serve the proximate people, as far as possible, through actions.
- From the viewpoint of physical benefit, to practice restraint in eating and lifestyle habits, and self-dependence in daily chores.
- Making the body hard-working, the mind restrained, the intellect conscientious, the heart loving, and the ego pride-less to beautify oneself.
- To consider the objects as more important than money, the people as more important than objects, the conscience as more important than people, and the Truth as more important than conscience.
- To brighten the future by giving up useless-worrying, and by properly utilizing the present.
[Read the worth-seeing-prayer and the detailed explanation of these eleven rules in the book “manavata ke mool siddhaant” (Fundamental principles of Humanity) published by Manav Seva Sangh.]