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III 2. How do we compare Karma marga(service path) with Jnana marga(knowledge path) and Bhakthi marga(path of devotion)?

The tendency to distinguish between the spiritual path, the path of service, and the path of knowledge and regard them as separate is wrong. The three are not distinct; they are one. Without being a devoted follower, you cannot become a worthy leader. Without being a Kinkara (one who is ready to do any work) you cannot become a Sankara (The Divine). Each one has to realise this truth.
Sathya Sai Baba, 17 Nov 1985
Unselfish service is the sheet-anchor of Karma Yoga (Divine dedication through Action). The basis of Yoga is disciplining the mind and the body through disinterested service.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 1987
The underlying truth of Karma Yoga is the demonstration of the unity that subsumes the diversity in the universe. Nishkama Karma (desireless action) demonstrates and promotes the Love principle. There is no greater spiritual sadhana than service.
Sathya Sai Baba, 17 Nov 1985