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Selfless service

Selfless service or Seva (Punjabi: ਸੇਵਾ) is a service which is performed without any expectation of result or award for the person performing it.

Contents

  • Religious significance 1
  • Usage 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Religious significance

Kar Sewa at Durbar Sahib.

The idea of selfless service (seva also sewa) is an important concept in most Indian religions and yogic traditions. Because God is perceived as having a relationship with others, as well as oneself, serving other people is considered an essential devotional practice of indirectly serving God. Service to make life easier for others. It is one of central tenets of Sikhism.[1]

"Living creatures are nourished by food, and food is nourished by rain; rain itself is the water

of life, which comes from selfless worship and service." - Bhagavad Gita, 3.14 [2]

Usage

The term is used in military awards like, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM), Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM), and institutions like Seva Foundation, Gandhi Seva Sadan and Seva Bharati

See also

References

  1. ^ Sewa, Selfless Service sikhphilosophy.net.
  2. ^ Selfless service The Times of India, Jun 17, 2011.


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