[Advaita-l] Naivedya question
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Fri Mar 29 01:29:00 CDT 2013
Yes true. But the same sloka is followed by the word "yO mE bhaktyA".
And one must sincerely introspect oneself whether it is offered with the
above bhAva or not.
> Yes, and this bhAva is equally important even when we are offering the
cooked rice which is prepared on the kumpaTi, a strict traditional method
of preparing naivedya. One should not think, yes, I have prepared
naivedya as per the traditional method, so when I offered this to lord
mechanically, he has to accept it without any excuses :-)) The bhAva,
bhakti, shraddha & dhanyathA bhAva is more important even when we are
offering the foods prepared on gas stoves or electric stoves. After all
we are offering the things which the lord has given to us already as
bhiksha !! purandara dAsa sings this beautifully in Kannada, kereya
neeranu kerege chelli varava padedavarante kANiro, hariya karUNadoLu Ada
bhAgyava hari samarpaNe maadi badukiro.
tattvAs are fine but all this vEdAntA and tarka vanish in thin air when
these people don't get their monthly salaries in time, doesn't get
tea/coffee in the morning, snacks & breakfasts, evening snacks :))
> For that matter even brahma jnAni-s and avatAra purusha-s too not free
from this occasional outbursts..rAma was not aware that it was mAyA mruga
that he was chasing !! :-))
> And another example, today morning I was too upset and fired my son
bitterly as he removed the scratch resistant screen from my newly
purchased mobile :-)) See, how jnAni-s behave/responds eccentrically
sometimes for trifle things and events :-))
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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