One may call oneself a great devotee or scientist but without a spirit of sacrifice there is no greatness. Service (seva) is the salt which lends savour to life. The spirit of sacrifice imparts fragrance to living. One may live for 60, 70, or 80 years but it is of no meaning unless their life has been devoted to the ennobling of their character and rendering devoted service to others. What you must aspire for are not buildings, positions or industries. A good character is the greatest wealth you can acquire. More vital than the five pranas are Sathya, Dharma, Santhi, Prema and Ahimsa. These are the vital life-breath for everyone. Of these the greatest is Prema (Love). Fill yourself with love. Love must express itself as service to society. Consider that we exist for society and society exists for the good of all. Sanctify your life by doing service and spreading joy and comfort all around. (Divine Discourse, Dec 11, 1985)
-BABA