Sri Sri Radha Damodar at Bhaktivedanta
Ashram, Austin, Texas, USA
Cooking the Morning Breakfast Offering for the Lord
While I'm here at Bhaktivedanta Ashram one of my
morning duties is to prepare the morning offering
for Sri Sri Radha Damodar. It is very nice
opportunity to render direct service to Lord.
Although a very simple offering, it gives me a
wonderful opportunity to absorb myself in devotional
service. I cook a small batch of oatmeal, bring a
cup of milk to a boil, and then cut a variety of
fruits and arrange them nicely on the Lord's plate.
One of the most wonderful aspects of Lord Krishna's
unlimited glories is that even though He is great
and so powerful He agrees to accept even the meager
offerings of His devotees if they are offered with
love and devotion. He explains this in the
patram puspam phalam toyam
yo me bhaktya prayacchati
tad aham bhakty-upahrtam
"If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a
flower, fruit or water, I will accept it."
Sankarshan das Adhikari