According to Bhagvad Gita, donations are of three types: sattvic, rajasic, and tamasic. Donation given to a right person without expecting anything in return, at the proper time and in the proper place, is a ‘sattvic donation’ (Bhagvad Gita 17.20).
There is a saying in Hindu culture “when we donate something with our right hand, the left hand should not know about it”. Clearly, sattvic donation is the best one and such donation helps a person towards ‘liberation’. Sattvic donation frees up our mind and gives immediate peace. Rajasic donation, which is given in expectation of something in return, also makes us ‘feel good’, and helps to reach the heavenly abodes. However, rajasic donation is not recommended because the purpose of life is to be free not to reach the heavenly abodes. Unfortunately, these days, most of the donations happening around the world are of rajasic quality. People want to be recognized for their donations — this is not helpful in the spiritual path.
When you make a sattvic donation, you donate and forget about it right after. You should not tell other people or share about it in social media after you make the donation.
If you want to make such a ‘sattvic donation’, you are very welcome to do so in this site. Your donation will benefit one of the following causes:
- Feed neglected senior people living in the Hermitage (ashrams) of Pashupatinath located in Kathmandu or Devghat located in Chitwan, Nepal.
- Set-up a scholarship fund at Chhorepatan Higher Secondary School, Pokhara, Nepal to help financially deprived kids in continuing their education.
- Create a low-cost yoga school for teaching authentic yoga (as opposed to studio yoga) to the national/international visitors in Pokhara, Nepal.
If you would like to be part of the above causes, please click the ‘Make A Donation” button below. May you be free and blissful, right now!
Read about my earlier fundraiser during Nepal Earthquake 2015.