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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


yathā taror mūla-niṣecanena
tṛpyanti tat-skandha-bhujopaśākhāḥ
prāṇopahārāc ca yathendriyāṇāṁ
tathaiva sarvārhaṇam acyutejyā


yathā—as; taroḥ—of a tree; mūla—on the root; niṣecanena—by pouring water; tṛpyanti—are satisfied; tat—of the tree; skandha—trunk; bhuja—branches; upaśākhāḥ—sub-branches; prāṇa—to the living force; upahārāt—from offering food; ca—also; yathā—as; indriyāṇām—of all the senses; tathā—similarly; eva—indeed; sarva—of all; arhaṇam—worship; acyuta—of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; ijyā—worship.


" 'By pouring water on the root of a tree, one automatically satisfies the trunk, branches and twigs. Similarly, by supplying food to the stomach, where it nourishes the life air, one satisfies all the senses. In the same way, by worshiping Kṛṣṇa and rendering Him service, one automatically satisfies all the demigods.'


This is a quotation from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (4.31.14).