Today was ashram sadhana day for the month at the Aadheenam. Everyone was busy all morning scrubbing cleaning, renovating and making things as bright, shiny and actinic as we could.
Bodhinatha writes from Seattle that he had some meetings with a few of the our sishya there and that the talk at the temple was attended by 80 people, which was a good turn out for a weekday evening. That was yesterday.
Today he is in Vancouver and just sent a short email from his iPhone:
“Seeing people at the hotel
Total of five groups came
Half an hour each
Dharma is religious patterns which when followed promote the wellbeing of the individual, the family and society. Patterns so that the soul matures and gets closer to God, closer to realizing the Divinity within. Dharma is: "The orderly fulfillment of an inherent nature or destiny," working on instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Destiny is fixed: Realization. Personal dharma, "your own perfect pattern in life", is different for the sannyasin and the householder.