The Social Order of the International Nath Order is based on the values of togetherness and harmony. It is rooted in the mutual understanding of spiritual principles, spiritual practice, and experience.
The Order is represented by Initiates and Friends. An Initiate is one who has taken Initiation by a qualified member of the INO. A Friend is generally regarded as someone who is in harmony with the membership both collectively and individually, but has not taken initiation.
It may also be important to emphasize that the International Nath Order is not a Hindu sect or order of any kind. While the INO can trace its initiation lineage and wisdom base back to the ancient past of Indian and Asian traditions, it is now a cosmopolitan order.