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.
Vegetarianism: Man's natural and noble diet with a minimum of hurt to other beings. The object of nutrition for meditation and for help on the spiritual path is to practice mitahara--eating a moderate quantity of quality clean fresh vegetarian food. Four types of food: fresh, dead, clean and dirty. "Siva's devotees know that a good diet is the best medicine. They drink two liters of water daily, minimize fried foods and avoid junk foods, white rice, white flour, processed sugar and degraded oils."
"The Divine is present everywhere and in all things.
All Hindus feel they are guests on the planet with responsibilities to nature." Hindu prayers don't stop with people. Caring for the elements is found right in our various prayers going back all the way to the Vedas. We all can do something to help the environment. For it to be a huge impact the whole society has to move in the same direction."
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