Five Endearing Offerings My Child Makes To Me

Krishna's Mercy

[Shri Krishna]“If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit or water, I will accept it.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 9.26)

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पत्रं पुष्पं फलं तोयं
यो मे भक्त्या प्रयच्छति
तद् अहं भक्त्य्-उपहृतम्
अश्नामि प्रयतात्मनः

patraṁ puṣpaṁ phalaṁ toyaṁ
yo me bhaktyā prayacchati
tad ahaṁ bhakty-upahṛtam
aśnāmi prayatātmanaḥ

It is part of the general pitch. In the beginning there is the foundational teaching of the difference between body and spirit.

“You are not the body. You are spirit soul, part and parcel of the Supreme. Give more focus to the spirit inside instead of the way you’ve been going since time immemorial. Animals do not have the chance to make the inquiry. They cannot discriminate. Only the human being can.”

Then there is the recommended routine. Jnana comes first, but practical realization is more important. Vijnana through following guidelines, recommendations and the…

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