19 Rules for Self-Development

September 14, 2011

Aloha, I hope you are all enjoying the last few days of summer before autumn sets in. The autumnal equinox is set for September 23.

My son and his wife came to visit and we had a blessed time together last month here on beautiful Maui..

Please enjoy the following newsletter brought to you by Unikta Vacations!

A Hui Hou!



19 Rules for Self-Development

1. Express love and kindness in words and actions in dealing with others.

2. Express compassion in your actions toward those who are suffering physically or emotionally.

3. Anything that comes to you should be received as a gift from Providence.

4. Do not hoard things that are not required.

5. Give away things to those who are in need.

6. Keep busy in Selfless Service.

7. Reduce your needs to a minimum.

8. Avoid reading books or discussions that are contrary to your self-development.

9. Do not indulge in any action that may cause harm to others in any form directly or indirectly.

10. Look for good qualities in others, rather than looking for their shortcomings.

11. Do not get involved in unnecessary talks.

12. Do not expect praise for your good actions.

13. Anger, hate, jealousy appear in the mind by comparing with others. They should be replaced by love to others.

14. Be humble and give respect to others.

15. Forgive yourself for any undesired actions, done knowingly or unknowingly.

16. Perform your duties towards your family, society, and country with pure and selfless intent.

17. Do not let laziness or dullness control your mind.

18. Be honest to others, as well as yourself.

19. Be firm in your spiritual convictions.

(adapted from Baba Hari Dass – Mt. Madonna Center)


Featured Upcoming Maui Events:


October 16, 2011 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Maui Arts Cultural Center

The annual Maui Ukulele Festival is a full afternoon of ukulele music at the first-class venue, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Bring your lawn chairs or roll out a blanket on the lawn and enjoy some of the islands’ favorite ukulele players. Since 2006, the Maui Ukulele Festival has featured Herb Ohta Sr. (Ohta-San), Jake Shimabukuro, Holunape, Raiatea Helm, Manoa DNA, Paula Fuga, Richard Hoopii, Brittni Paiva, Kelly Boy Delima, Derek Sebastian and more, including local kupuna and keiki players! Ukulele door prizes, food booths, and more.

Come and join us in laughter, love and hope!

Contact Information:

Maui Arts and Cultural Center

One Cameron Way Kahului, HI  96732



Source: Go Hawaii


East Maui Watershed Partnership Offers Hikes for Artists

Artists not familiar with native species are invited to participate in hikes offered by East Maui Watershed Partnership over the next few months in The Nature Conservancy’s Waika-moi Preserve. Hikes vary from short, half-day 2.25-mile Birdloop walk to a longer, more moderate 3-mile Boardwalk hike that reaches an almost 100 percent native forest.

East Maui Watershed Partnership (EMWP) and Viewpoints Gallery will present their seventh annual Malama Wao Akua (MWA) 2011 Juried Art Exhibition at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao from Nov. 10 to Dec. 6.

Source: Maui Weekly

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Unikta Vacation Guest Reviews

“Week in Paradise” Island Sands #605

Brought to you by: Trip Advisor

“Reserving this unit was effortless. Nikta always responded in a timely manner and went above and beyond our expectations. The complex was well cared for and quiet. The unit itself was large, clean and well appointed. It had everything we needed as well as items to take out and about (beach chairs, coolers, maps,beach towels, etc). This unit is very close to the airport, various excursions and lots of shopping in Lahaina. Nikta offered a great concierge bonus while we were there – offering suggestions and contacts for restaurants, events, excursions,etc.

I cannot conclude without mentioning that we had a lovely welcome basket andcard waiting upon our arrival. Nikta made sure that our stay was nothing less than perfect.”


Honua Kai #622

Brought to you by: Trip Advisor

We stayed in unit 622 at Honua Kai in July 2011 and had a wonderful time. We were greeted with fresh flowers and a fruit basket – what a nicesurprise! The condo was exceptionally clean and looked brand new. The kitchen had everything from paper towels to tea bags to spices.

Same goes for ‘beach preparedness’ – everything from beach chairs to umbrella to towels. What we cherished the most, though, was the personal touch the property manager, Nikta Houston, provided. She gave us great tips on where to go eat and what to do, and even called us after our arrival to see if everything was okay.

We will definitely come back next year!


Ma’alea Banyans Unit # 219

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Thank you so much for the use of your condo. It was perfect for us. It is so well equipped, beautifully appointed, centrally located & very comfortable. We loved our visit to Maui & it is definitely on our list of “places to go back to” We felt in love with Makena Beach. We thoroughly enjoyed the Waterfront restaurant just down the street & ” Mama’s Fish House”. We haven’t made it to Mala yet but plan to go before we flyout on Tuesday.

Thank you again for everything (Welcome gifts, dining options, swap meet info, etc.) Your thoughtfulness & attention to detail did not go unnoticed.

Take care,

Ontario, Canada


Maui Sunset Photo taken by our Honua Kai guest Paul Lu.


We Hope To See You In Paradise Soon!!

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