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V ii Attitude of the Sevak(Volunteer)

2. What qualities does a Sevak need, while doing seva?

Enthusiasm and Efficiency: You must have, not merely enthusiasm to serve, but the intelligence and the skill; then only can you be efficient and useful. Enthusiasm without efficiency is often a source of loss and grief.
Sathya Sai Baba, 22 Nov 1965
Good use of mind and intellect: Social service is also a tapas, a spiritual exercise. It promotes the practical application of your knowledge, skills and virtues.
Sathya Sai Baba, 13 May 1985
Inner Strength: One must have the eagerness to get involved with others to feel fullness thereby. One must cultivate forbearance and inner strength, in order to avoid resentment at criticism and ridicule while one is engaged in joyful service.
Sathya Sai Baba, 21 Nov 1985
Human Values: Sathya, Dharma, Shanthi, Prema and Ahimsa are in us like the pancha pranas (five vital airs). We think that the five pranas (Prana, Apana, Udana, Samana and Vyana) are protecting this body. But it is Truth, Right Conduct, Love, Peace and Non-violence which give real happiness to the body. These are the real Pancha Pranas. In no circumstances should these five vital principles be departed from or given up. Render service to society with these principles in your mind and with broad-minded dedication to the well-being of all.
Sathya Sai Baba, 17 Nov 1985