At lunch a visitor from Nellore asked the Master for a tiny bit of food (prasad) from His dish.
M.: Eat without thinking of the ego. Then what you eat becomes Bhagavan’s prasad.
After lunch the Master continued humorously: “If I had given you one morsel from my plate, each one would ask for a morsel too.
What will be left for me if I distribute the whole plate to others?
So you see that it is not devotion. There is no significance in eating a morsel from my plate. Be a true devotee.”
Source: TALKS WITH SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI Book
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