Consider selfless service as the best spiritual discipline. But do not believe that you can by means of selfless service reform or reshape the world. You may or may not; that does not matter. The real value of selfless service, its most visible result, is that it reforms you, reshapes you. Do selfless service as spiritual discipline; then you will be humble and happy.
Sri Sathya Sai baba, March 29, 1967
Service is the very essence of devotion to God, and the goal of devotion is to realize one’s innate divinity. Sri Sathya Sai Baba emphasizes that every act of selfless service, performed with unconditional love and the attitude of serving God in all beings, blossoms compassion and love, confer peace, removes the ego and establishes the sense of oneness with everyone and everything else.
The Sri Sathya Sai Organization is organized to providing selfless service at the center, regional and national level. A dedicated service coordinator at each of these levels helps plan, organize and manages service activities that benefits humanity.
Service is provided in these broad categories that include Community Outreach, Medical Services, Values Based Education, Humanitarian Relief, and Environmental Care . Some examples of service activities that SSSIO-USA members engage in are providing food, water, and clothing to the needy, visiting hospitals, nursing homes, or shelters for the homeless; organizing medical camps and blood donation drives; initiating disaster and humanitarian relief programs; adopting and establishing transformational programs for underprivileged communities; participating in community development and environmental protection initiatives; visiting prisons; and tutoring, mentoring and supply drives for students and schools.