Seva – service, dedication, is the summum bonum of the teachings of the Vaisnava school, the third plane of life where every unit is a dedicating member in an organic whole. In such a normal adjustment, everyone mutually assists one another in their service to the center, the higher recipient, the highest entity.
Śrīla Sridhar Mahārāj
I saw this graphic being reposted around the web and thought it needed some adjustment to show the path to a perfect relationship within the ecosystem.
Seva is a role that can only be performed with a relationship of love and humility to all entities in the environment. Not an attempt to be the master of matter and biology but as a servant of beauty, kindness, love and charm.
“Karmma and sevā, action and divine service, are identical from the external perspective. Bhakti-yoga and karmma-yoga are the same apart from one thing—and that is the inner mood of the practitioner. The inner intention is the all-important, differentiating factor. “
Śrīla Govinda Mahārāj
Seva means giving more than you take. This is the attitude needed to create a sustainable culture, that nourished and care for the earth we live on.