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What is the difference between the service to the human being and the service to God?

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is Lectures

Just like if you water on the leaf, and if you water on the root, which is better?
Lecture on BG 2.13 -- Hyderabad, November 18, 1972:

Indian: Supposing... If independence is equal in...

Prabhupāda: If you, if you work according to the instruction of God, then you'll be happy. That is our proposition.

Indian: No, my question is..., difference between the service to the human being and the service to...

Prabhupāda: Just like if you water on the leaf, and if you water on the root, which is better?

Indian: The root.

Prabhupāda: That's it. But if you water the leaf, means you waste your time. Because by watering the leaf, you cannot make the tree living. Similarly, the śāstra says that water on the root. Yathā taror mūla-niṣecanena tṛpyanti tat-skandha-bhujopaśākhāḥ (SB 4.31.14). If you water the root, automatically the branches, the twigs, the leaves, they become invigorated. But if you water the leaf, you simply you think that you are doing service, but you are doing nothing. Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. (end)

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