Sadhakas and Yogis are officially known as “Postulants” in our monastic order. Their vows are taken for two years at a time and renewed in July or January each year.
Today eight of our monastics renewed their vows for another two years.
They all read together their sacred pledges of Purity, Obedience, Humility and Confidentiality, known in Tamil as: Tirikarannasutti, Taalvu Enum Tanmai, Pannivu, Rahasiyam.
Sadhaka Haranandinatha, Sadhaka Adinatha, Sadhaka Nilakantha, Sadhaka Tejadevanatha, Sadhaka Satyanatha, Sadhaka Nandinatha, Sadhaka Rajanatha and Yogi Jothinatha have all vowed to continue their life of service and dedication in Lord Muruga’s Army of the Within, as Gurudeva used to call his monks.
Jai to the brave souls who lay down the personal lives to serve and realize God Siva! And thanks to Gurudeva and Bodhinatha for being there for all of us!
Hindus believe in each individual as a soul, a divine being who is inherently good. We all have a threefold nature: instinctive, intellectual, intuitive. Develop the intuitive/spiritual/soul nature with compassion, devotion, penance. Use the intellect to help subdue the instinctive mind. Guilt is not a part of Hinduism. There is no eternal hell. You have a continuity of consciousness when you transition to the inner worlds. There is no devil, but there are mischievous "asuras."