"Man can realise his mission on the earth only when he knows himself as Divine and when he views all others as Divine. And man has to worship God in the form of Man. God appears before him as a blind beggar, an idiot, a leper, a child, a despot, old man, a criminal or a mad man. You must look behind those veils for the Divine Embodiment of Love, Power and Wisdom, the Sai and worship HIM through Seva".
"Through Seva you realise that all beings are waves of Ocean of Divinity. No other Sadhana can bring you into the incessant contemplation of the Oneness of all beings. You feel another’s pain as your own. To see everyone else as yourself and yourself in everyone, that is the core of the Sadhana of Seva. Again, Seva makes the Ego languish. It makes you humble before the suffering of others, and when you rush to render help, you do not calculate how high or low his social or economic status is. The hardest heart is slowly softened into the softness of butter, by opportunity that the Seva Dal offers. Seva is prescribed as one among the nine steps towards realisation."
"If the individual is deluded into believing that he is serving others, then woe be to him, for there is no other at all. All are One; One man’s sorrow is everyone’s sorrow. The fundamental flaw is the ignorance of man. If only he was wise, he would have known that all individuals are waves on the surface of the selfsame ocean."