Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam : What affects one affects all
As siblings are born unto the same set of parents, so also all creation springs forth from Vasudha or Earth! Verily, she is hailed as “Mother Earth”.
All life on Earth is one large, diverse, grand, glorious family. Irrespective of the splendid and apparent diversity of the planet, the source is but one – Mother Earth.
This truth is articulated as a beautiful verse in the Maha Upanishad called “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam” – One World One Family.
The family is a fabulous example of Aneka and Eka.
A family is simultaneously Aneka – Many and Eka – One.
Individual abilities and liberties go hand in hand with common goals and responsibilities
Families are as much about individual growth and well being as they are about greater common good.
A family’s experiences happen together, be it good times or otherwise.
What affects one family member also affects all, albeit differently. This simple truth is basis of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam. All of creation is interlinked – we are part of one grand global family and what affect one, sooner or later, affects all.
Common goals keep a family together – enabling it to thrive and flourish. Shared values & overarching goals bring in strength and positivity. It enables family members to work towards common & individual goals, enriching abilities whilst overcoming negative tendencies.
The same common goals apply to our grand and glorious global family – one that consists of humans, flora & fauna, our forests & rivers, our air and earth, hills and vales.
A proper understanding Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam is the only way to help revive & restore balance amidst our beautiful global family. It can overcome individual & collective greed and build a beautiful sustainable planet
Humanity’s rapid march towards mass extinctions and destruction can only be stopped through an understanding of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam.
India can lead the way by popularizing Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam across the world. The Principle of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam, revived on a global scale can be a powerful force to reshape human culture and aspirations.
From one of greed and fear to one of welfare, nurturing & creating abundance for all.
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam is a Universal Principle – for it guarantees balance and welfare of all life forms on planet Earth. It cuts across nation-states, continents, faith and individual belief systems.
Collective peace and individual rights are not at loggerheads as is commonly perceived – each supports the other.
The Principle of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam can ensure seamless co-existence of both.
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam appeals to global leaders & statesmen alike – it is often invoked it at multilateral forums like the United Nations. Powerful leaders of the world invoke Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam when they wish to connect across borders and bring nation-states together.
The times we live in call for a mass revival of the Principle of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam. Its either that or we perish together.