Here is Vel on his last day. He gave a rousing speech to thank Gurudeva and all the monks. Yogi Jothinatha translated into English. Vel called from Paris today where he is visiting his brother before going home. He said: “I can’t believe how cold it is here and how many pieces of clothing people wear!”
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.