The Siddhidata Kulam gave its news today. Sadhaka Nilakantha is off on his third “year in the world” discipline, which is one of the traditions established by Gurudeva for the sadhaka. Every three years they go out into the world for 6 months or a year to live as solitary sadhus working at a job, sometimes settling family matters, living as monks during this time, alone. After three successful cycles they remain in the monastery permanently.
So the SK has more work on their shoulders as Sadhaka did a lot in the garden and managing our fruit harvests.
Good conduct is right thought, right speech and right action." Apply T-H-I-N-K: true, helpful, inspirational, necessary, kind in our thoughts, words and deeds. "Conduct ourself properly within ourself." Encourage rather than discourage. Praise rather than criticize. Speak an abundance of sincere inspirational words.
"Namaste" and "vanakkam," core practices of greeting. Recognizing that God is within everyone, the same God within me is within you. A Hindu concept not necessarily believed by other religions. Bowing to God is one of the ways we strengthen our humility and lessen our sense of ego and pride.
For peace in the world stop the war in the home." The key to world peace is inside the individual. The most important thing I can do today is be peaceful. Harmony, peace and tolerance radiate out to the community from the home and from the Hindu temple. "Everything is all right, right now." Affirmation is a useful tool to move out of a disturbed state of mind. Practice being in the eternal now.