Sathya Sai Region 10, USA

Service Wing

Sathya Sai Baba strongly emphasizes selfless service to those in need as the highest means for enhancing one’s own spiritual growth and development. He teaches us that service is the highest expression of love towards anyone; that service is love in action. In this context however, Sathya Sai Baba teaches that it is not enough to simply do good works, but of equal importance is one’s attitude during the service activity. One should not dwell on the good that they are doing, or that activity will strengthen one’s ego instead of reducing it.

Rather, the service worker must have an attitude of love, humility and appreciation for the opportunity to be of service and uplift ourselves spiritually. Thus, the service opportunity itself is the gift from God. As Sathya Sai Baba teaches us through multiple quotes:

“Selfless service is the fragrant flower of altruistic love. It is not to be performed for the satisfaction of the person rendering the service or the person at whose bidding it is done. Man should regard selfless service as the purpose for which he was given life. This feeling should flow through his very nerves and bloodstream and permeate every cell of his body. Whatever the work we do, we should do it as an offering to God for His pleasures. We should take up service activities for the purification of our own hearts.”

“When you offer a meal to a hungry child, or a blanket to a shivering brother on the pavement, you are placing a gift of God into the hand of another gift of God.”

“God serves; He allows you to claim that you have served! Without His will, no single blade of grass can quiver in the breeze. Fill every moment with gratitude to the Giver and the recipient of all gifts.”

Everyone is welcome to join any Sai Center service projects or any other Sai Center activities. For more information about our service initiatives please visit: