Noninjury and Brahmacharya


Cybertalk: Bodhinatha speaks on vasudhaiva kutumbakam, "The whole world is one family," in reference to the current problem in India. He discusses the problem of the "my people" concept, that of exclusion, and the division it creates in the world. Next is ahimsa, noninjury, as it relates to speech, and the problem with joking, teasing, gossiping and backbiting. Bodhinatha reiterates a caution Gurudeva gives to those practicing brahmacharya, total sexual abstinence, with regard to the power of their words and thoughts.

Photo of  Gurudeva
A clean personal environment, wearing clean clothes, bathing often, keeping the room spotless where you meditate, breathing clean air, letting fresh air pass through your house, is all very important in the fulfillment of purity.
—Gurudeva