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  • By Swami Tejomayananda
  • •  Jan 28, 2020

Every Devotee must express gratitude. How each one does it depends upon individual choice. Many are the options open to us:

  • Prayer
  • Worshipping the Lord
  • Singing His glories

Choose the path of your liking but make some offers. It is not what you offer that makes any difference. What matters is how you make the offering.

In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says: “I will accept anything I am offered with love and devotion, be it a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water.”

He is happy with just one Leaf or one flower. So what counts is only the sentiment that sanctifies the moment of worship.

Does any material offering belong to me? Are we not mere tenants using what He has made available for us? Does not everything belong to the Lord?

Hold in your mind the thought that all that I have is yours. Even this what I offer is also yours and I offer that to you

So what did you offer?
Actually not that specific object which anyway belonged to the Lord.

You offered what you were holding close to your heart as Mine…Mine…Mine.

What the Lord wants is this Possessiveness.

  • He wants
  • That is what we need to offer