Krishna Likes Offerings Giving Love and Devotion

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.81.08-09 - Krishna Likes Offerings Giving Love and Devotion (download mp3)
by Jayadvaita Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.81.8
ittham vicintya vasanac
 cira-baddhan dvi-janmanah
svayam jahara kim idam
 iti prthuka-tandulan

Thinking like this, the Lord snatched from the brahmana’s garment the grains of flat rice tied up in an old piece of cloth and exclaimed, “What is this?

SB 10.81.9
nanv etad upanitam me
 parama-prinanam sakhe
tarpayanty anga mam visvam
 ete prthuka-tandulah

“My friend, have You brought this for Me? It gives Me extreme pleasure. Indeed, these few grains of flat rice will satisfy not only Me but also the entire universe.”

Srila Prabhupada writes in Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead: “It is understood from this statement that Krsna, being the original source of everything, is the root of the entire creation. As watering the root of a tree immediately distributes water to every part of the tree, so an offering made to Krsna, or any action done for Krsna, is to be considered the highest welfare work for everyone, because the benefit of such an offering is distributed throughout the creation. Love for Krsna becomes distributed to all living entities.”