“Not to hurt the creatures’ brethren is our first duty to them. But to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission – to be of service to them wherever they require it.” – Saint Francis of Assisi
The purpose of the School of Animal Welfare at Life Foundation is to create a world where people can live in harmony with the Animal Kingdom. Its function is to teach communication with animals, evolve ways of living based on love and respect for animals, and promoted research in these areas. When we see that there are no more zoos, when we either live with animals in the wild or wild animals live with us in our homes, we will know that our dream has come true. The School envisions bringing all of us together to spread our love, care and compassion to these Angels on Earth.
In the wondrous game of co-creation on Earth, it was intended that there would be total harmony between the Mineral Kingdom, the Plant Kingdom, the Animal Kingdom and the Human Kingdom. All the beings that live here are unique in their own ways. They co-exist with nature and adhere to its principle for they are offered a living. May it be a little earthworm that improves the soil composition or a huge whale that reduces the level of greenhouse gases in the ocean, all have a meaningful part to play for maintaining the ecosystem. Humans were to play the role of the guardians and vision-keepers of this grand creation. But we humans have forgotten our roles in the game and started to exploit and harm our animal friends for food, sport, cosmetics, clothing and what not. We have forgotten that animals & plants are the Angels on the Earth. Read More
Animals continue to serve this beautiful planet that we have created together with so much of love. However, it is essential that we allow them to do so. It is not without reason that most indigenous cultures around the world have some legend or the other that is similar to that of the Garden of Eden, when humans could communicate with animals and live together in total harmony. We are fortunate that this ability has not been totally lost. Read More
There are many examples of people who respect and live in harmony with animals. Many groups have consciously given up eating animals and animal products. They treat animals as their own family members. There is a monk in Thailand who has a tiger living like a family member. Such instances are not miracles. They are simply the outcome of the realization by some people that all like forms share a common heritage, and all are Divine Beings in different forms. It is high time to understand that before we become meditators we become vegetarians and animal lovers first. Read More