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Quotes from Siri Guru Granth Sahib about doing Seva
Bhai Kanhaiya

Q: What are the SikhNet Community Service Corps?

A: YOU. The SikhNet Community Service Corp is a group of volunteers who are dedicated to being the change they wish to see in the world. SikhNet assists you by giving you a way to network, share information with others and develop projects together.

Q: What types of service could I do?

A: There are endless opportunities for service. Your help can be utilized in some way even if you don't have any professional skill. Some types of service you could offer are:
  • Simple physical labor (cooking, building, other types of construction and cleaning)
  • Share a skill or talent (Web development, graphics or art, organizational skills, mediation)
  • Contribute monetarily to an ongoing project that his inspired you (dhan seva.)

Q: How can I get involved?

A: The easiest thing to do is find out what efforts are already happening in your area and volunteer there. This is about your commitment to serve in your neighborhood community. Select a project and provide as much time as possible to be involved in YOUR community work. Be visible serving the greater humanity. Please encourage and involve other people. Share your skills and experience with others. It will change your life and the life of those you serve.

Q: How can I inspire other to het involved?

  • Just doing seva is the best way to inspire others. Love of service is contagious.
  • Post your Project on Seva Central
  • Let us know and we will share that information with others through the SikhNet News Service. Other people in your area may hear about the project you are doing and become inspired to join you or someone may just get inspired to do a similar seva in their area. Email us a news Article

Q: How can I find other people to involve?


Q: What kinds of projects could I do?

A: Initiate a program on your own or connect with local people from the Sikh Directory and organize group activities.
  • Prison Outreach Programs: Teach meditation, yoga, spiritual exploration, gifting books, newsletters.
  • Blood Drive
  • Hospice/Langar
  • Homeless Shelter
  • Street Cleanings
  • Helping/Teaching in local schools, Kids

Do you have any other questions? Email us

Quotes from Siri Guru Granth Sahib
          syvw suriq sbid icqu lwey ]
          saevaa surath sabadh chith laaeae ||
          Center your awareness on seva-selfless service-and focus your consciousness on the Word of the Shabad.
          Guru Amar Daas Ji Raag Maajh 110

          suKu hovY syv kmwxIAw ]
          sukh hovai saev kamaaneeaa ||
          You shall find peace, doing seva (selfless service).
          Guru Nanak Dev Ji Siree Raag 25

          eyhw syvw cwkrI nwmu vsY min Awie ]
          eaehaa saevaa chaakaree naam vasai man aae ||
          By this work and service, the Naam shall come to dwell within my mind.
          Guru Amar Daas Ji Siree Raag 34
          The Even Handed Bhai Kanhaiya
          Bhai Kanhaya was blessed with such a kind and charitable disposition that he did not see any difference between friend and foe. In the battlefield, he served water to wounded Turks with the same generosity as he served it to his own soldiers, and gave practical shape to the words of the Gurbani: “Na koi bairi, na hi begana, sagal sang hum ko ban aai” (enmity to none, friendship for all). When someone complained of this to the Guru, Bhai Kanhaya said that he saw none but the Guru himself in everyone. SikhNet salutes Bhai Kanhaya, a pioneer of the sacred tradition of selfless service on the 300th anniversary of his death.
          Read More about Bhai Kanhaiya...

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