Question: Serving Krishna Serves Everyone?
In Srila Prabhupada's purport to Srimad Bhagavatam, Fifth Canto, Chapter 15, Text 13 I came across the following sentences:
"Simply by satisfying the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one satisfies the demigods and all other living entities without differentiation. If one pours water on the root of a tree, all the branches, twigs, flowers and leaves are nourished."
If this is true, then why some parents are not supportive when their children practice bhakti? Is it because the devotee is not fully satisfying Lord Krishna?
Why is it that we always find some people who don't like devotees?
Answer: Yes, But They May Not Realize It.
It is a fact that by watering the root of a tree all the leaves and branches are nourished. And similarly by serving Krishna, who is the root of all existence, we are rendering the best service to all living beings everywhere. That some of them do not recognize how they are being served and benefitted does not negate the fact that they are being rendered the best service. This simply means that they are deeply in ignorance. Krishna is always satisfied when we fully surrender ourselves to Him. The displeasure of materialistic men does not indicate that Krishna is displeased. It simply indicates how much they are in ignorance, covered by the three modes of material nature. So now let us fully dedicate ourselves to awakening them from their deep slumber so that they can appreciate how much they are being benefitted by our service to Krishna and how much more they will be benefitted when they adopt a life of devotional service to Lord Krishna.