Sevā

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article
views updated

Sevā (Pañjābī, ‘service’). Sikh ideal of service. Service rendered in accordance with God's will and without expectation of reward counteracts haumai (egoism). A sevā panthi is a Sikh who has spent a life in service to the panth; or more specifically, a member of a group which serves others, founded in memory of Bhāī Kanayhā who tended the wounded in battle on both sides.