Yogi Bhajan Quotes on Giving and Seva (Part 1)
If you do not do seva—selfless service, you have just let your soul go hungry. Selfless service to others is the food of the soul.
Inhale deep and just pray on this breath that it should give you right consciousness, righteousness in living, and selfless service towards all living beings. Exhale.
When you do selfless service, you will be liberated. What is the biggest thing you can give? Ego.
Don’t just talk to a person, don’t just befriend a person, don’t just shake hands with a person. Serve that person. Elevate them.
The act of kindness is such a powerful weapon that it is endless in its scope. You can never run out of kindness. Kindness is the supreme gift of the elevated person. It is the beauty of the beauty of the beauty.
Everybody can’t serve every part of everybody. I can serve some parts, someone else can serve some parts, and it’s all seva. That is love. Love is a very realistic service we render to each other.
No man can give a man anything other than love. No man can give a man anything other than hope. No man can give a man anything but service. The only thing you can do is act like a forklift—go into the dirt and lift the other person and put him on track, so he can proceed.
Give because God gives to you. Love because that is your purpose in life. Shine because it is important. Share because it is demanded of you.
Seva is selfless service and you are spiritual people. Serve the spirit of others. You will be bountiful, blissful and bright.
Live like a God. Give like an angel. Be a bright, beautiful, bountiful human being.
A master takes little and gives a lot.
Don’t heal yourself. Don’t waste a minute; don’t discuss your problems. See the problems of others and uplift them and solve them. You will be shocked when you come back home—your problems will already be solved. That is the way of the Age of Aquarius. Seva will work it out.
This path will belong to those who, with all their strengths and weaknesses, will still serve others.
Seva requires love, intelligence, courage, tolerance, and giving; and that is what love is all about, and that is seva, selfless service. It gives you friendship forever. It extends you.
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