Nandani's inspiring letter reminded me of the many ways that offering seva
over the last few decades has expanded my understanding.
I remember one experience years ago at Gurudev Siddha Peeth, when we were preparing the Ashram for a big celebration. There were so many projects undertaken, so many exquisite decorations being prepared, so many sevites
focused one-pointedly on the assignment before them.
It was truly a magnificent seva
At one point I began to wonder whether all this effort was necessary. But the intense devotion permeating the activity soon moved me into a different awareness. I could see the Guru's compassion and generosity in creating so many opportunities for us to express our love for her and her mission through offering seva.
I have come to understand that when I offer seva
with an open heart, and without attachment to the fruits, I receive countless gifts of grace enriching my life, my heart, and my sadhana.
a Siddha Yogi from Connecticut, USA
Nandani’s letter beautifully expresses the joy that comes through offering seva
with focus and enthusiasm, always remembering to ask for grace.
When I offer seva
in that way, I often feel I am swimming in a river of grace that carries me forward and supports me in performing that seva.
Each week as I offer seva
at the local center, I work with many different sevites
. As each one offers their skill, their focus, and their love in preparing for satsang
, it seems as if many rivers of grace are flowing. Satsang
is where those rivers come together. As we do the practices at satsang
, it feels as if we are diving deep into an ocean of grace.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for the grace-filled practice of seva
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA
is a steady source of spiritual nourishment for me. Whenever I make room in my weekly schedule to offer seva,
whether at the local Siddha Yoga meditation center or as a home sevite, I can feel that my connection to the Guru is being strengthened. I also value the way that seva
allows me to express my gratitude to the Guru as direct, beneficial action.
I will be happy to honor its transformative power through further study in the month of September. I look forward to gaining new insights into deepening this practice in my own life.
a Siddha Yogi from Oregon, USA