I’m not here to make you a follower.
I’m here to make you a master.
A female or male monk disciple (sadhvi or saman) chooses to renounce the worldly life to be fully committed to the spiritual path as accpeted by Acharya Shree. Monks begin their training at Siddhayatan Tirth and when Acharya Shree knows they are ready, they take Diksha (monk initiation ceremony), take the 5 mahavratas (great vows), receive a spiritual name, and become ordained monks of the Siddha Sangh order.
A householder disciple (shravak/shravika) chooses to not be a monk, live simply, have a partner or family. Householders take 7 vows to keep them on track and are still engaged in society but with a serious interest to grow spiritually under the guidance of Acharya Shree. Once the individual is ready to take their vows, Acharya Shree will initiate them and they will receive a spiritual name (when ready).
A student is any person that follows some or all of the teachings with no necessary commitment. They may not be ready to dive deep into the teachings but as they advance on their path and increase their understanding they may begin to consider becoming more serious with their studies, practices, and taking the vows.