Our heartfelt thanks to donors who donate money ,time and/or energy out of the goodness of their hearts and not for fame or personal gains.
Our heartfelt thanks to the donors who donate money and/or time because they know that it makes a difference in lives of our temple visitors and imbues in them a feeling of generosity.
Our heartfelt thanks to the donors who donate money and/or time because they know that it makes the community and the world a better place for everyone.
Our heartfelt thanks to the donors who donate money and/or time, because they deeply feel the righteousness of service to God, service to universal consciousness, to that divine energy, which permeates within us all.
“Volunteers and Donors are just ordinary people with extraordinary hearts; and they live ordinary lives with extraordinary passion and commitment to make a difference in the lives of all those who need the services of the temple for their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.”
The Rigveda has the earliest discussion of dāna in the Vedas. The Rigveda relates it to satya (“truth”) and in another hymn points to the guilt one feels from not giving to those in need.
तदेतत्त्रयँ शिक्षेद् दमं दानं दयामिति
Learn three cardinal virtues – self-restraint,
charity, and compassion for all life.
— Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, V.ii.3
The Adi Parva of the Hindu Epic Mahabharata in Chapter 91states that a person must first acquire wealth by honest means, then embark on charitable path.