The spirit of sacrifice is the basic equipment of the sevak. Without the inspiration of the sense of sacrifice, your seva will be hypocrisy, a hollow ritual. Inscribe this on your heart. Inscribe it deep and clear. There are four modes of writing, dependent on the material on which the text is inscribed. The first is writing on water. It is washed out even while the finger moves. The next is writing on sand. It is legible, until the wind blows it into mere flatness. The third is the inscription on rocks; it lasts for centuries, but it too is corroded by the claws of Time. Have this so inscribed on your heart - the axiom that 'serving others is meritorious, that harming others or remaining unaffected and idle while others suffer is sin.'
- Baba -