Satchidananda Jothi Nikethan is proud of its Founder, His Holiness Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj who completes one hundred years on December 22, 2014. This event marks the opening of LOTUS ( Light of Truth Universal Shrine ) temple at Chettipalayam, the birth place of Swamiji, near Coimbatore – Two third of its size at Yogaville, Virginia, USA – to be dedicated to the public on the same day. It is a fitting tribute to the Yoga Guru who believed that ‘Truth is one and paths are many’.
By being a part of this one hundred year celebration is both an event of joy and sadness. We are happy in the sense that we enjoy following the principles of our Gurudev but we are equally sad that our Gurudev is no more alive with us to bless. Swamiji has blessed us to celebrate His centenary in his absence perhaps, because we remember people better when they are no more with us. The worth of person is well remembered time and again in his absence as we feel deep at heart.
Our endeavour at Satchidananda Jothi Nikethan has always been to produce men and women of character from this portals of learning. In the eighteen long years of man making journey, we have never swerved from our conviction that the very purpose of human life, as said by Swami himself, is to serve others. Knowing well the enormous responsibility that parents and society have entrusted, we strive hard to bring global leaders from this portals of learning who have been physically strong, mentally alert, emotionally stable, intellectually sharp and spiritually enlightened.
In the march towards such a mammoth task of man making, we know that every step is vital and every effort is worth a million.
As reiterated by Swamiji, ‘know for sure that peace is worth more than anything else in the world’.. on His year of centenary let us pledge to bring harmony among mankind through peace and good will.