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Yogi Bhajan Quotes on Seva

Seva or service is infinite giving. Service is not finite giving. If you do some service and say, 'I served,' then you have totally missed the point. Service is when you feel honored by doing something. You don't feel honor in the company of many. You feel it within your own self. That is service. Seva is when your inside is honored, when you honor yourself. When I am honored in my consciousness for doing something, it is seva. When I stand before my consciousness, I feel good, and I say, ‘Well, I am so blessed that I could do it.’ That's seva.

If you can learn to raise your Kundalini by yourself, as I did, then your presence will work. Your psyche will change. Then you can help the world to change. You can help friends, relatives, unhappy people to change because you have some extra strength to share. This is the Age of Aquarius. Everybody will find happiness within themselves. Then we can share ourselves with others. We won’t have to speak. You are sharing me, I am sharing you.
Aquarian Times, Nov 2008

If you choose that you should be totally balanced and you will only adopt the policy of God, which is to give, give, give, you will never get tired of giving. That carefree Lord moves like the wind, like a breeze in the morning, touching and kissing everybody, hugging, laughing and smiling through the angelic nature. If you become that kind of giver, you will become God.

Seva, a service of giving without thinking of result, is a very simple thing. It makes you a leader whether you are or not—whether you deserve to be or not. And it brings you opportunities, prosperities, and all the goods, and God, and goodies of the Universe. 4/20/89

Seva and simran are the two legs on which God walks. If you have come here, do seva. Do the Karma Yoga. Do it with your hands, and your mind, and your soul, and your money. Do it with your Self and your Self will be exalted.
I Am a Woman p. 132

There's only one thing which will bring happiness to the life of a man in abundance—when you put yourself on the side and serve others, then God will fill in the gap and shall serve you.

We have to become reservoirs of energy. Our words, our sight, our presence should be in a position to change the frequency of a person who needs the jump-start. Do it with words, with touch, with sight and with prayer. It’s the same thing. It doesn’t matter what condition you are in. But it does matter how precise and clear you are to lift up the other person.

You are here to serve, here to lift, here to grace, here to give hope and action, to give the very deep love of your soul to all those who are in need.
Aquarian Times, Sept/Oct 2006

If you do not make some space and do not empty something, where can you put the other thing? The problem is you all get drowned because you take and take and take and you have no place to go. You don't have the capacity to take. First create the capacity to take, then take. The law of the capacity to take is to first give, because the law of the vacuum is that there's no vacuum; when you create a vacuum, things will come in.

You will never find a community leader who doesn’t know how to give—Seva.  Giving is the only way. Don’t only give to those who ask. Give to those who don’t ask. Keep on giving. Become a giver. Your faculty and God’s faculty will become the same. That’s absolute divinity.
Success and the Spirit: An Aquarian Path to Abundance.

Love is seva. It’s offering yourself and helping to increase the vitality, the surroundings of somebody, giving somebody grace.

Simran will shape your consciousness, it will raise you to be more aware, that is all. It will widen your horizon and you will see better, you will see more. Then what will you do? You’ll serve—Seva. As you go to the top of the mountain, somehow you reach it and you see the beauty around and you want to share. A man cannot be without sharing himself.
“Simran and Seva,” Beads of Truth, Summer 1975

The only power of a human being on the other human being is how much one can serve the other.
“Simran and Seva,” Beads of Truth, Summer 1975

Every day we should socialize and be kind to each other to grow our ultimate aura. If somebody has fallen, we should raise that person up. If somebody is going down, we should lift him. If somebody is hungry, we should feed him. If somebody is unhappy, we should dance with him. There are things to do and those things are part of us. 
Success and the Spirit: An Aquarian Path to Abundance.

Once Brahma gathered demons and invited them to eat. The only rule was they couldn't bend their elbows. They got food everywhere except their mouths, they could not enjoy it. Then he gave a feast for angels. They knew they could not bend their elbows so they sat down and fed each other and had fun with it. Being for each other is the ecstasy, the divinity.

You cannot give to anybody if you don't have. You cannot give anybody satisfaction if you don't have it. Suppose this glass has nothing in it—it can't give anything. All it can give me is it's ‘glasshood’; but if this glass has water in it, then this glass can give itself to me with water which I can take. You all want to take everything. Remember this law: you cannot take, until you give. If you do not know how to give, you will never be in a position to take.

You have to project your purity and piety to uplift and raise people’s consciousness. Reach out. Give them the spirit. Show them there’s a better thing than maya. It’s time for you to serve people, humanity. Our main job is to be together and inspire each other to reach for the golden light. Let us be one in the oneness of each other; love and reach out, make life happy. I hope you will live this day with these words deep in your heart.
Aquarian Times, Sept/Oct 2006

By giving from the heart, we reconnect to that source, elevating our soul and fulfilling our destiny. The psyche of giving is very simple but difficult to understand.