WHAT IS ESHA VASYAM?
It is apparent that the future of the earth as a living system
is in many ways endangered, and that the basic cause is modern alienation
from earth's natural laws. We believe that, while scientific advances
and modern technologies have become increasingly determinant factors
of economic growth, the sacred wisdom and skills of the past is the
key to a new future of spiritual, social & environmentally friendly
solutions for the good of all.
We see a basic difference between the current scientific view that
sees the earth, as a mass of inert matter and the traditional view
of it as a living, spiritual organism. We feel that, out of sheer
necessity, the traditional view will once again become popular.
In that case, the proper understanding of the earth, including its
sacrosanct aspects, will be the priority of future science. Spiritual
knowledge will be the key element for the development of peace,
harmony and achieving the ultimate human potential.
We believe that such social transformation begins with a happy and
healthy individual who has attained a decent standard of living
and has received essential education in health, hygiene, and life
skills. Addressing the problems of sub-standard housing and sanitation
alone cannot result in the long-term eradication of misery nor bring
about a fundamental social transformation. Education is essential,
particularly education in human values. Once the material conditions
of living have reached an adequate level, there is a possibility
for true human values to be expressed in life. A sense of belonging,
sharing, non-violence, caring for life, and caring for the planet
are among the values that need to be nurtured. The development of
human values is essential to create loving and happy families, cohesive
communities, and harmonious relations among all people and nations
pre-requisite for peace, harmony and well being on the planet. This
means living lives that express human values such as compassion,
non-violence, generosity, and an ethic of service and caring for
Esha Vasyam (ESHA) was organized exclusively for charitable and
humanitarian purposes. Specifically, ESHA seeks to promote culturally
sustainable, cost-effective, equitable, innovative and holistic
solutions for key issues that threaten earth's environment, population
and the habitat.