As far as the Conservation & Preservation of Ancient monument remains and forests are concerned, the Archaeological Survey of India and forest department are playing their role very responsibly from long time. According to records of the Archaeological Survey of India and forest department, the glorious ancient Indian Buddhist Monuments are preserved affectionately and nicely in lap of Nature in forest. When we find these ancient Humanistic Buddhist Heritages we come to known that this heritage belongs to the entire human society which is reminiscent of the ancient golden India and gives us glorious honor at the global level.
The Ancient Buddhist heritage are extensive and many renowned scholar have been writing history of Ancient humanistic Buddhist heritage in compendious treasury document of the Archaeological survey of India and forest Department and they have taken care of ancient Buddhist heritage very well.. For this the citizens of India are very grateful to the Archaeological survey of India and forest department.
According to the records of The Archaeological Survey of India, the Ancient Buddhist heritage has been built during the universal reign of Emperor Ashoka. The great Emperor Ashoka propagated Buddha’s teaching and academic education on basis of universal Moral conduct code given by Buddha. All this was given free to thousands of people to build human character and nation-development in these very residential ancient Buddhist heritage sites.
India's Buddhist heritage spans millennia across the entire subcontinent and large parts of South and South East Asia and Buddhism is also gaining momentum in the West, across America and Europe. It is one of the largest religions in the United States. Socially engaged Buddhism has developed in the U.S, which applies Buddhist values to larger social problems, including war and environmental concerns.
Hui Neng Foundation working on the principles of Community based tourism models and development of Ancient Buddhist Education system in 200 meters regulated area has become key demonstrators towards promoting sustainable growth in incredible rural India.
Towards the Development of Rural Socio-economic values on basis of Community models, at International level, the Adventure of the Indian Buddhist heritages has a precious resource for the creation of employment for unemployed, enhancing economic benefits and related Tourism business, engender cross-cultural respect, inculcate pride and encourage conservation of natural and cultural resources, Hospitality industry has the potential to induce sustainable development for the Rural incredible tourism in India and become the backbone of state revenue in Obtaining foreign exchange in an environment of international economy.
Extensive number of Ancient Buddhist heritage sites are situated in rural areas and Hui Neng Foundation is taking constant effort towards the development of all ancient Buddhist destinations and also working towards the development of Ancient Buddhist Education system near 200 meters regulated area of Ancient Buddhist sites. We are also taking consistent effort for moral based skill development of rural young generation to bring about socio-economic transformation of rural life. Hui Neng Foundation has been playing a leading role since a long-time.
Five Precepts of Buddha is based on Universal law of Nature and it is fundamental human moral value, in true sense. Five Precepts is basic need for socio-economic and political development of any society. Middle path of Buddha is for that very socio-economic and political development.
In the evolution of Buddhist ethical reflections attention is focused on the individual and family, tribes, regions, nations, and so on to include all mankind. Now this is being extended to non-human forms of life, especially animals and the natural environment. In the case of the natural environment, as vegetables are used for human consumption, the emphasis is on avoiding the callous destruction of nature and the pollution of the natural environment, rather than the destruction of life. The second important principle which regulates ecological ethics is the principle of reciprocity. The day-to-day maintenance of the life support system is dependent on a functional interaction of countless interdependent biotic and physiochemical factors. In the way that the value of life is a “core value” in Buddhist ethical codes, the notion of reciprocity and interdependence fits in with the Buddhist notion of a causal system.
Several Vinaya rules prohibit monks from polluting green grass and water with saliva, urine and faeces. These were the common agents of pollution known during the Buddha’s day and rules were promulgated against causing such pollution. Cleanliness was highly commended by the Buddhists both in the person and in the environment. They were much concerned about keeping water clean, be it in the river, pond or well. These sources of water were for public use and each individual had to use them with proper public-spirited caution so that others after him could use them with the same degree of cleanliness. Rules regarding the cleanliness of green grass were prompted by ethical and aesthetic considerations. Moreover, grass is food for most animals and it is duty to refrain from polluting.
So in orders to experience nature and preserve forest we have planned to develop Forest Conservation meditation Centers in spirit with the teachings of The Buddha.
Hope all those interested in nature and humanity will support us because we are alive on the earth for welfare of mankind.Hui Neng Foundation