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IV ii How to Serve?

4. Should we preach Spirituality while doing Seva?

There is no meaning in preaching spirituality to a starving man. Feed the hungry. Offer solace and encouragement to those in distress and despair.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 1990
Before attempting to advise them, you must endeavour to advise yourselves; before venturing to reform them, reform yourselves. Care must be taken to avoid boasting before them about your superiority. It will hurt them and keep them away. Do not indulge in lectures. Action alone can inspire action. Example alone can instruct. Tall talk is a barren exercise.
Sathya Sai Baba, 21 Nov 1986