Wisdom from Dr. Raj Parti

There is one word that is not well known – but needs to be. The word is “seva,” which in Sanskrit means “service.”

I’ve learned that Seva is not just any kind of service, but rather selfless service performed with a sense of gratitude. It is service infused with kindness and respect for the ones served, and it arises from a place of peace and love.

If we do our work and carry out relationships in accordance with seva, the world would change profoundly. Seva is not about taking a few hours out of our busy week to help others. It’s not something to be turned on and off, as if kindness, compassion, and gratitude are qualities to be doled out in limited amounts.

Seva is about designing our lives in such a way that we consistently serve others selflessly. Every action, every interaction should be seva.

This includes our work lives. Professionals of every stripe – lawyers, doctors, dentists, and others – often assume a distant or even superior attitude toward their clients or patients. They fail to connect with the other person’s humanity. For caregivers to take such an attitude is especially sad because for such professions, the rewards of seva are great….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Dr. Raj is a holistic physician, transformational coach, speaker, and author of the book The Soul of Wellness.

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29 comments

Roger M.
Past Member 3 years ago

Indeed.

Shanti S.
S S3 years ago

Thank you.

Christine W.
Christine W3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Sonya Armenia Redfield

Thanks

Sonya Armenia Redfield

Thanks

Deanna R.
Deanna R3 years ago

Yes, you are right. It's more than doing our community service, it's every interaction we have, with every living being. Thanks for the reminder.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks.

Anne Moran
Anne Moran3 years ago

HOWEVER YOU WANT TO SAY IT [ SEVA ], WE ARE HERE ON THIS EARTH TO HELP ONE ANOTHER... WE'RE ALL ''IN IT'' TOGETHER...

Sandi O'Donovan
Sandra O'Donovan3 years ago

How wonderful the world would be if all of us practised "Seva" thank u..

Charly Graham
Charly james3 years ago

THANKYOU