Scaffnet adopts Gandhism philosophy as a guiding path to realization. Gandhism is far more practical than any other philosophy and Gandhiji has been a living example of these principles. Till date, we have many people who believe in Gandhism and we are one among them.

About Gandhism


Gandhism (or Gandhianism or "Gandiana") is a collection of inspirations, principles, beliefs and philosophy of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (known as Mahatma Gandhi), who was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian Independence Movement.

It is a body of ideas and principles that describes the inspiration, vision and the life work of Gandhi. The term also encompasses what Gandhi's ideas, words and actions mean to people around the world, and how they used them for guidance in building their own future. Gandhism also permeates into the realm of the individual human being, non-political and non-social. A Gandhian can mean either an individual who follows, or a specific philosophy which is attributed to, Gandhism.

Gandhiji’s 11 Vows


1. Non Violence - Ahimsa

2. Truth - Satya

3. Non Stealing - Asteya

4. Self Discipline - Brahmacharya

5. Non Possession - Aparigraha

6. Bread Labour - Sharirshrama

7. Control of the Palate - Aswada

8. Fearlessness - Sarvatra Bhayavarjana

9. Equality of All Religions - Sarva Dharma Samantva

10. Use Locally Made Goods - Swadeshi

11. Remove Untouchability - Sparshbhavana

Gandhism @ Scaffnet

1. Ahimsa (Do No Harm) (  Ahimsa is a term meaning not to harm (literally: the avoidance of violence - himsa). It means kindness and non-violence towards everyone. It respects living beings as a unity, the belief that all living things are connected. At Scaffnet, we shall deem no harm to the country, the society, the industry and anyone during our service and serve the community in which we exist with all kindness and politeness. If anyone harms us, it does not give us any right to harm others in reciprocity.

2. Satya (Truth) ( - is a Sanskrit word that loosely translates into English as "truth" or "correct". It is a term of power due to its purity and meaning and has become the emblem of many peaceful social movements. At Scaffnet, we intend to be true in all our transactions and dealings both internal and external to the organization. If we are able to face the truth, it gives us the strength the face the problems rather than hide away from it.

3. Asteya (Non-stealing) ( - The concept is frequently confused as being an equivalent of the Biblical commandment "Thou shall not steal" although in principle it means more than that. Asteya refers to not stealing, not coveting, nor hoarding, as well as not obstructing other people's desires in life. At Scaffnet, we shall not desire wrongfully or without the due regard for the rights of others.

4. Brahmacharya (Self Discipline) ( - Brahamchraya means control of all the organs of sense. At Scaffnet, we shall follow self discipline at all levels.

5. Aparigraha (Non-possession) ( - Non possession means that we should not hoard anything that we do not need today. At Scaffnet, we shall not hoard resources which can be used by others today. We shall always ensure that the excess resources are given back to the needy appropriately.

6. Sharirshrama (Bread Labour) - Earn thy bread by the sweat of the brow- says Bible.  Bread labour means that everyone is expected to perform sufficient body labour in order to entitle him to his living. It is not, therefore, necessary to earn one's living by bread labour, taking living' in its broader sense. But everyone must perform some useful body labour. At Scaffnet, we shall all involve ourselves in body labour to understand the physical efforts needed to win one’s bread. This shall help us in understanding the importance of resources and how Scaffnet can help others live a better life.

7. Aswada (Control of the Palate) - The diet should be healthy and well-balanced. The body was never meant to be treated as a refuse-bin. Food is meant to sustain the body. At Scaffnet, we shall recommend this principle but the practice is left to the individual’s choice.

8. Sarvatra Bhayavarjana (Fearlessness) - Fearlessness does not mean arrogance and aggressiveness. That in itself is a sign of fear. Fearlessness presupposes calmness and peace of mind. For that it is necessary to have a living faith in God. At Scaffnet, we believe that fear translates to weakness. At no point, we shall fear to do what is morally, legally right. In other words, we do not intend to have any weakness in our organization.

9. Sarva Dharma Samantva (Equality of the religions) - Religions have been interwoven. One sees a special quality in every one of them. But no one religion is higher than another. All are complimentary to one another. At Scaffnet, we believe and practice in equality of all religions, race, creed and caste.

10. Swadeshi (Use Locally Made Goods) - Swadeshi is that sprit in us which requires us to serve our immediate neighbours before others , and to use things produced in our neighbourhood in preference to those more remote. So doing, we cannot serve humanity to the best of our capacity, we cannot serve humanity by neglecting our neigbours. At Scaffnet, we believe that we need to serve the community in which we exist rather than those remote.

11. Sparshbhavna (Untouchability) - Untouchability means pollution by the touch of certain persons in reason of their birth in a particular state or family. It is an excrescence. In the guise of religion, it is always in the way, and erupts religion. At Scaffnet, untouchability is a grave sin and will not be tolerated. All men are made equal and we strongly believe in this doctorine.

Talking about "Gandhism" Gandhi had said "There is no such thing as 'Gandhism', and I do not want to leave any sect after me. I do not claim to have originated any new principle or doctrine. I have simply tried in my own way to apply the eternal truths to our daily life and problems.". He said "The opinions I have formed and the conclusions I have arrived at are not final. I may change them tomorrow." “I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills.” he added. At Scaffnet, we will use the spirit of Gandhism rather than mere words. So, this page will change and evolve to a better version.

We THANK YOU for taking your time to read through our adopted philosophy. If you have any questions, you may share your views to Mr. Ashiff, Director, Scaffnet.