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V i Motive of the Sevak(Volunteer)

2. How can we convert our acts of Seva into worship?

See the Divinity in every being: In order to deserve the sacred name 'Seva' , the activity must be freed from all attachment to the Self and based on firm faith in the Divine resident in every being. Seva has to be considered as worshipping the form that God has assumed to give the Sevak the chance of worship. When a hungry Nara is served a hearty meal, what is being done is Narayana Seva, for, Nara (man) is only "a form and a name" projected by Maya (human ignorance) on Narayana (God).
Sathya Sai Baba, 21 Nov 1986
 
Selfless Seva: While rendering seva, the attitude of its being done for one's own satisfaction should not tarnish it. It has to be rendered as an essential part of the process of living itself. The secret of ensuring peace and prosperity for mankind is by rendering service to others without expecting anything in return. Karma or activity which binds is a huge fast-growing tree. The axe that can cut the roots of this tree is this: Doing every act as an act of worship to glorify the Lord. This is the real yajna, the most important ritual.
Sathya Sai Baba
 
Offer every act to God: Service to man is service to God, for He is in every man and every living being and in every stone and stump. Offer your talents at the feet of God; let every act be a flower, free from creeping worms of envy and egoism, and full of the fragrance of love and sacrifice.
Sathya Sai Baba, 5 Dec 1964