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."

Sai Love In Action 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. 

Below are the featured articles from the Sai Love In Action archives. The entire archive can be found here.

Featured Articles

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

Inspiring Children to Learn Robotics, Austin, Texas

The inspiring story of a 16-year old Sai volunteer whose passion for robotics inspired him to start a robotics club for elementary school children in a low-income neighborhood.
September 17, 2020

Teaching Values to Pre-schoolers

The reflections of a Sai volunteer who integrated human values in a class for preschool children of low-income families, and the joy and gratification she experienced along the way.
September 17, 2020

Lunch with a Side of Smiles and Love

The heartfelt reflections of Young Adults on how their lives were transformed and touched by the experience of serving lunch at the Mental Health Association of Orange County (MHA-OC)
September 22, 2020

Memoir Class with the Elderly

A heartwarming story of how a devotee who begins a memoir-writing class in a senior center finds love and healing, and shares laughter, tears and hugs with his new “family” of elderly friends.
September 22, 2020

Delivering God’s Love

The profound reflections of volunteers delivering food and groceries to patients with HIV/AIDS and other life-challenging illnesses.
September 24, 2020

Honoring Veterans on Memorial Day

Volunteers share a joyous trip, while on a spiritual retreat, to a VA Nursing Home to honor and entertain Vets on Memorial Day weekend.
September 24, 2020

Homework Enrichment for Children at a Shelter

A Sai volunteer reflects on his spiritual growth and transformation through his involvement in a Homework Enrichment Program, serving children in a homeless shelter. 
September 30, 2020