Service is the practical devotion, which alone can yield the fruit

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Service is the practical devotion, which alone can yield the fruit

When God is attained, your intention should be to serve the Lord without aspiration of any fruit in return for your love to Him. Service to Lord itself is the highest divine fruit. Service is like the plant yielding the divine fruit. Devotion is like the fertilizer and knowledge is like the water. The fertilizer and the water are essential for the generation of the fruit but they cannot yield the fruit directly without the plant. Therefore, you must understand as well as the limitation of knowledge and devotion and both these together constitute the theoretical devotion.

— Shri Dattaswami