We are delighted to have another young dedicated soul come to join Gurudeva’ and Bodhinatha’s team of monks who are dedicated to Self-Realization and service to the mission of the Kailasa Parampara.
Having complete a his conversion to Hinduism, name change and settled all his affairs in the world, Brahmachari Jaya Shivaraja has come to Kauai Aadheenam. Here he plans to finish out his Aspirancy phase and continue on to eventually take his vows as a Sadhaka.
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."