Yogi Bhajan on Karma Yoga

Yogi Bhajan spoke about some aspect of Seva/Karma Yoga in almost every class he taught. He encouraged his students to focus on giving rather than getting, to live with an attitude of gratitude for all blessings and all challenges, to act as a forklift and uplift others in need, and to serve humanity with love.  He created the Summer and Winter Solstice Sadhana Celebrations with opportunities for karma yoga as a part of the experience to elevate and uplift all.

Love is seva. It’s offering yourself and helping to increase the vitality, the surroundings of somebody, giving somebody grace. Yogi Bhajan 7/10/95

Seva means doing a service, a service with no return. That is how grace gets multiplied, when you are not seeking any return. Yogi Bhajan 7/20/81

Service is when you totally don't feel like serving; you're tired, you're jet-lagged, you're obnoxious, you're very, very angry; and still you go into the kitchen and you make a good dish and you say, "Are you hungry? I made this for you"--that's called serving. Yogi Bhajan 7/30/81