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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.