What does the Taliban teach you about Environmental Protection?


What does the Taliban teach you about Environmental Protection?
Aug, 2021
By Vikash Dhanania


I hope you find this blog in the best of your health.

After reading all the news about Afghanistan and the Taliban, a thought came to my mind which I just couldn't resist but share with you.

Do you know the difference between Religion and Dharam?

It might seem the same, but there is a big difference that I would like to share with you. Religion preaches "Mein hi Sahi", which is basically saying that one particular method of worship is right and it cannot be challenged. The best example of this is the Taliban, which says that a strict interpretation of the Sharia is necessary, and whatever ways of living life have been stated there; that is only the correct and proper way, and life should be lived in the same way.

Whereas in Bharat Darshan, we believe in Dharam, which is basically a way of life. Our Dharam does not preach "Mein hi Sahi", but it is based on the principle of "Mein Bhi Sahi". It teaches a way of life created around the philosophy of respecting every human including nature and wildlife.  

What can we learn from this?

This fundamental difference between religion and Dharam is that religion promotes a culture of self-centred.  When you think "Mein hi Sahi '', you end up feeling "Sab Kuch Mera hai", which tells you that you own everything.

You subconsciously start thinking that you have the right to use as many resources as you wish to.

The USA is a live example that consists of less than 5% of the total world population but uses more than 40% of the total world resources in many segments.

Our Indian culture, on the other hand, is based on the principle of Vasudeva Kutumbakam. As per my understanding, Bharat Darshan teaches us that, what is available is not yours alone. Whatever is, belongs to all and not only of the present but also of the future. So it inspires for saving and preservation. It also teaches us to save for the next generation and worship mother Earth.

I am sure these examples have given you an idea of the importance of preserving nature and giving back to mother Earth.

Like everything, there is a specific day on which you should appreciate mother Earth and express your gratitude by giving back. That day is celebrated every year in the form of Prakruti Vandana Divas, and we are celebrating it on the  29th of August, 2021.

The celebrations will take place from 10-11 am. The function will include tree plantations and many other activities.

We request you to join the event along with your friends and family. You can also choose to pick an activity of your choice and do it at the event.

Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks and Regards
DOST Vikash Dhanania