Service to Humanity is Service to God

Mānava Seva is Mādhava Seva

Let us help the homeless and needy people in our community.

This is the need of the hour. In these uncertain times, anxiety is running high for many, our vulnerable neighbors are finding themselves in difficult situations.

What is Seva?

Swami Dheerananda explains – SEVA is an acronym for Service Exhausts Vasana (selfish desires) Accumulation.

To perform selfless dedicated service without any thought of rewards or for personal benefit is Seva.

Why is Seva important?

Service to the needy is service rendered to our Lord. Seva is not merely an act of charity. It is service to God in the human form. Simply put, Seva is the very essence of devotion. To help the needy is our duty and privilege.

Every Sunday morning we gather together with our children and make a pledge to “…. live honestly the noble life of sacrifice and service… “. It’s our duty to fulfill the pledge and put our words into action. It is a great opportunity for us to teach “by example” to be grateful to all that we have been blessed with and to instill the value of service from a young age.

In order to achieve all of the above we have to constantly remind ourselves that we are indeed His instrument as well as to offer the fruits of our service at His feet. We at Chinmaya Mission Washington Regional Center are privileged to have the opportunity to participate in serving those in need in our community. We welcome all to join us in this noble endeavor wherein we give so little, and yet receive so much more in the form of indescribable joy, satisfaction and fulfillment.

Get Involved!

We welcome any help that you can offer as a sevak or sevika. There are many opportunities to get involved and grow in different areas to suit your interests and skills.