The Adiveda Weekly #48
Hari Aum Sadhakas,
This weeks blog touches upon the concept of "seva" or selfless service drawing from teachings in the Bhagavad Gita and other scriptures. We wanted to emphasize the importance of performing actions without expecting personal gain, recognizing that the results are determined by a higher power and by the attitude and mindset required for seva, the interconnectedness of all beings, and the spiritual growth and joy derived from serving others.
The Sanatana Dharma
In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna advises us to engage in action for the sake of action, for the sake of the divine that resides in every living being, without expecting personal rewards or recognition. Seva should be performed without begrudging the time, money, or effort we invest in it. Humility is the greatest attitude of all. Regardless of how remarkable our actions or generous our gifts may be, they will hold no value in the eyes of God if they are done with the belief that we are superior souls. Seva performed with the understanding that we are mere instruments of God will bring immeasurable benefits to all involved, even if we remain unaware of them. This is the highest form of seva, capable of purifying both the giver and the receiver.
Reflection of the Week
Lord Krishna insists that we only have the right to perform our duty and should not expect any rewards. In any case, the rewards are not within our control but are determined by a cosmic power that is inherently fair.
Ayurveda Tip of the Week
Drink a litre of water on an empty stomach as soon as you get up. This will get rid of constipation and rid the body of toxins.
Mantra of the Week
Important dates this week
Vata Savitri Purnima on Saturday, June 3, 2023
Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat on Sunday, June 4, 2023
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