Q . What Is Narayan Seva?
Ans .To Serve Daridra As Narayana is Narayana seva.
See God in everyone you meet; see God in every thing you handle.
His Mystery is immanent in all that is material and non-material;
as a matter of fact, it has been discovered that there is no matter or
material. It is all God, an expression of His Mystery! Derive joy
from the springs of joy within you and without you; advance, do
not stand still or recede. Every minute must mark a forward step.
– Address delivered to Active Sai Workers of 300 adopted villages of Tamil Nadu, at the Prayer Hall, Sundaram, Madras on 22-1 – 1985.
What Is true Seva ?
Seva is a small word but is filled with immense spiritual significance. Hanuman is the supreme exemplar of the ideal of service. When the Rakshasas asked Hanuman, during his search for Sita in Lanka, who he was, he replied simply: “Daasoham Kosalen-drasya.” He was content to describe himself as the humble servant of Rama. Seva must be viewed as the highest form of sadhana Serving the poor in the villages is the best form of sadhana. In the various forms of worship of the Diane, culminating in Atma-nivedhanam (complete surrender to the Divine), Seva comes before Atmanivedhananam. God’s grace will come when Seva is done without expectation of reward or recognition. Sometimes Ahamkaram (ego) and Abhirnanam (attachment) rear their heads during Seva. These should be eliminated altogether. In speech what matters is the inner feeling. The purpose of speech should be to promote heart-toheart understanding. Develop the love of God in your hearts. The heart is like a musical chair in which there is room for only one. Give in your heart place only for God.
– Address delivered to Seva Dal workers at the workshop on Health and Hygiene at Abbotsbury, Madras on 25-1 – 1985.