Nagendra Arakali and family from Denver with his wife’s parents from Bangalore. They are devotees of the Sringiri Mutt and Sringiri Shankaracharya in India.
Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati visiting from from Svaroopa Vidya Ashram near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She took her brahmachariya vows under Swami Muktananda and later received sannyasa from Swami Shankarananda (another swami initiated by Swami Muktananda)
Johnathan Anderson revs up our newly modified 7-foot finish mower. With the addition of an extra gear box, the mower has been offset two feet from the right side of the tractor, allowing us to mow under the noni trees without the tractor hitting the trees. This is part of a “mow and blow” system of mulching where the grass growing between the rows is regularly mowed and the cut grass lands in the tree row. We realize it’s not pretty to look at, but will definitely do its job!
Side view of the mower. The original gear box was turned 90%, a new gear box added so the power take off shaft (yellow) could be properly connected with the new offset.
In Patanjali's comments on the niyamas he speaks on religious action, kriya, bringing about samadhi and attenuating the kleshas. We think we have to be detached from that which we are attracted to but we also need to overcome aversion. It's easier to be finite, to have a past and a future than to be infinite, without past and future, so, we're clinging to life. The kleshas are the root source of karma. Quiet mental activity produced by the kleshas through meditation and achieve santosha, peace of mind. "Men of discrimination see sorrow in all experience."