Society: Sikhism: Principles:
Seva is a voluntary service to others to attract God’s
grace. It is a Selfless service to the humanity and is a unique concept
in Sikhism. Seva is the willingness to sacrifice selfish desires for the
benefit of larger interest of others as an indication of love and commitment.
Seva is the most important conduct expected of a true Sikh. It is a source
of love and other virtues in life. It shuns vices and removes pride. It
helps those who are needy, poor and sick.
Sikh is always willing to endure pain and suffering in
order to provide comfort and facility to others. He does not want another
person to suffer through him.
“You have not shunned lust. O brother, you have
neither forgotten anger nor avarice. You have not abandoned slander of
others. Your service or Seva is fruitless if all these vices are your friend.”
It is an important event in the Sikh History when the title
of Nawab was conferred upon Kapur Singh who accepted this bestowment
provided he was not debarred from doing menial Seva (service)
in the horse stable and fanning the Sikh congregation
kwmu n ibsirE k®oDu n ibsirE
loBu n CUitE dyvw ]
pr inMdw muK qy nhI CUtI inPl
BeI sB syvw ]
The Gurdwaras are training centers where the Sikhs learn
the technique of doing Seva. It may be the Seva of cleaning the building,
washing utensils, preparing Langar in the Kitchen etc.
“Whatever good service to humanity is done on
this earth, will secure a seat in the Court of Lord.”
Vich dunya sev kamayie ta dargah baisan payie.
ivic dunIAw syv kmweIAY ]
qw drgh bYsxu pweIAY ]