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Selfless service or Seva (a Sanskrit word) is a service which is performed without any expectation of result or award for the person performing it.
Religious significance 
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. 
"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."
- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, boek Stilte vieren, Isbn 90-77840-03-06, blz 121.
Citaat: Ons eerste en belangrijkste engagement in de wereld is het doen van seva, belangeloze dienstverlening.
Seva is niet iets wat je doet omdat het je goed uitkomt of om er plezier uit te halen.
Het ultieme doel in het leven is om dienstbaar te zijn.
Sewa is volunteering for the community, a common action preached by the gurus.
See also 
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