The primary objective of spiritual discipline is self-transformation. Featured here are stories of devotees' self-transformation arising from engaging in selfless service.

Sathya Sai Baba says that selfless service is the first step on the spiritual path, the best spiritual exercise to remove the evil of egoism and to eliminate the nefarious pull of the mind toward desires.

"The core of this spiritual discipline of selfless service," says Sathya Sai Baba, "is to see everyone as yourself, and yourself in everyone." He says that when we serve, we are not serving others, we are serving the God in us, the same God who is equally present in others. It is this attitude that changes our service into selfless service, making it a spiritual activity. "The real value of this service," says Sathya Sai Baba, "is that it reforms us and reshapes us as we serve."

SaiLoveInAction was created to share the stories of spiritual growth that Sai devotees undergo as they engage in selfless service activities. While many of the service activities described here may have occurred years ago, these heart-touching stories capture truths and powerful life lessons that are timeless.  We invite you to read and journey with the authors as they reflect on their spiritual transformation. 

Featured Articles

September 22, 2020

Teaching Values to Pre-schoolers

A Sai volunteer integrates human values in the class she teaches for preschool children of low-income families, and reflects on her joy and her own self-transformation.
September 17, 2020

Inspiring Children to Learn Robotics, Austin, Texas

A 16 year old Sai volunteer and his father start a robotics club for elementary school children and feel immense gratification in knowing they have made a profound difference in their lives.
September 17, 2020

Portraits of Divinity in a Soup Kitchen

How a devotee's spiritual understanding was transformed through taking pictures of guests at a soup kitchen.
August 16, 2020