Acts of Kindness
- The Lifelights Network Launches in Honor of
Sri Swami Satchidananda's 90th Birth Anniversary
"If you want peace, forget yourself. Think of the benefit of others
first. `How can I serve you? How can I make you comfortable?` That's
the way it should be. Giving brings harmony. Love and give, love and
give. Think of the other person first. With this kind of attitude the
whole world will be a fantastic place."
- Sri Gurudev, H. H. Sri Swami Satchidananda
Lifelights is a network of people around the world who have felt their
lives enriched, inspired, and changed for the better by the teachings
and service of one of the greatest peacemakers and humanitarians in
the world, H. H. Sri Swami Satchidananda.
We invite you to join this network by anonymously offering actions or
services to anyone on the 22nd of each month (in honor of Sri Gurudev's
day of birth). It's a way to contribute to our communities and the
world while expressing our gratitude to our beloved Gurudev, who
inspires and enriches our lives beyond measure.
How can you be part of the Lifelights Network?
There are only four requirements:
The act brings some benefit to someone;
The act brings no harm to anyone;
The service is done anonymously; and
The service is offered as a loving tribute in the name of
Sri Swami Satchidananda.
If you would like, you may leave a card with your gift or service.
These special wallet-sized cards are available - at no charge - by
request (send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Lifelights c/o
Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, Buckingham, Virginia 23921. Outside
the USA, send an email request to the address below). The card
explains to the recipient that he or she has just received an
anonymous act of kindness inspired by the service of Sri Gurudev and
his teachings of selfless love and service.
We know that many of you offer acts of kindness on a regular basis.
The idea of the Lifelights Network is to inspire people to think of
and perform acts of kindness on the 22nd, whether they utilize the
cards or not, in special honor and remembrance of Sri Gurudev.
We would like to keep a comprehensive list of as many of these acts of
kindness as possible so we can spread the light, love, and
inspiration. We invite you to send us ideas you've had and how you've
implemented them. We will post these on the "Friends of Yogaville" Web
site (www.friendsofyogaville.org) without identifying your name or
We do not solicit and do not accept any donations. If you want to
give, please spread love and light by joining the Lifelights Network
and offering random acts of kindness and service where you live and
To learn more about Sri Swami Satchidananda and Lifelights:
Web site: www.swamisatchidananda.org