Norms at the Ashram:

For the aspirant's Spiritual Growth and self realization :

  • This is a no-smoke, no-alcohol, no-drug, no-television, and purely vegetarian (with no poultry or seafood) premise.

  • Only spiritual aspirants who live a celibate life live here. All others are visitors.

  • All aspirants, for their own benefits, should observe the following guidelines:


  1. Always speak Truth.

  2. Live a clean, independent, simple life such as walk and use bicycles more than using car, do their own personal work (such as making bed, cleaning room, washing clothes, dishes, etc.) and will not let other residents or visitors do their personal work. Service before self should be the aim.

  3. Have minimum of personal possession.

  4. Eat less -just enough to sustain life; drink plenty of clean water. Exercise regularly, specially Yogasans.

  5. Pray at all times, especially three times (morning, noon and evening) in assembly. The evening prayer will follow the "Arati" at 8:30 p.m.

  6. Will follow a set daily schedule but be flexible as needed.

  7. Will wake up early in the morning not before 3:00 a.m. and will not sleep after sunrise, except in midday between noon and 3:00 p.m.; similarly will go to bed early but after 9:00 p.m.

  8. Will have Love, compassion, kindness, forgiveness, mercy and other virtues.

  9. Will not have anger, greed, ego, jealousy, envy, lust, pride, and other vices.

  10. Will meditate, practice Yogasans, serve people, and do work of their interest in the Ashram.

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