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II 1. What is the importance of Seva?

Convince yourselves that life cannot continue long without others serving you and your serving others. Master-servant, ruler-ruled, guru-disciple, employer-employee, parents-children, all these are bound by mutual service. Every one is a sevak. The farmer and labourer, whom you serve, produce by their toil, your food and clothing, as their service to you.
Sathya Sai Baba, 21 Nov 1986
 
Instead of getting yourself entangled in worldly life, you should engage in the service of society. Once you take to the path of service, your problems will gradually decrease. Love ALL, Serve ALL. Therefore, first and foremost, engage yourself in the service of society. What is society? Society is your own reflection. Therefore, do not distance yourself from society. Keep yourself always engaged in the service of society.
Sathya Sai Baba, 23 Nov 2006
 
Live in society and serve it selflessly, thinking that you are serving God. When you serve somebody in distress, consider that you are serving God Himself.
Sathya Sai Baba, 21 May 2006
 
Serve the society. Consider service to society as service to God. Service to society alone can confer peace on you.
Sathya Sai Baba, 23 Nov 2006
 
Vyakti (individual) is a part of samashti (society). Samashti is an aspect of srishti (creation) which has emerged from parameshti (God). It is therefore the duty of every individual to undertake sacred and selfless service of society. True society is constituted by such individuals. All actions of man should be devoted to the service of society.
Sathya Sai Baba, 21 May 2006
 
All great men have sanctified their lives only by serving humanity. Service is more important than bhajan and all other sadhanas
Sathya Sai Baba, 1 Jan 2004
 
The man who cannot do service to others is not a man at all.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 1987