The never diminishing offerings(Naivedhyam) to God
(I read the Tamil original in Tamil from the post of my face book friend Sri Guru Moorthi. My deep sense of acknowledgement to him.)
One disciple told his Guru ,
I am not able to believe,
That God takes even a bit,
Of the food offerings given to him.,
“If he indeed takes a little bit,
There should be a reduction in quantity,
Of the food offered to God by us”,
Told the disciple to his guru.
The Guru only smiled and took him,
The school of Vedas run by him,
And he asked the disciple to take a Veda book,
To absorb a sloka from Vedas in to his mind.
The Disciple who was very intelligent ,
Learnt by heart a great sloka from Vedas,
And without committing even a single mistake,
He chanted it before his Guru.
The Giru was extremely happy and asked his disciple,
“Now go and bring the book from where you learnt this”
And the disciple just did that and the Guru opened the page,
From where the disciple had learnt the sloka by heart.
Then the Guru told him, “Just now you told this sloka,
And I thought it would have vanished from the book,
But it seems to be very much there , that too completely.”
And then the disciple asked” How can it get reduced?”
The Guru then told , “Your mind has the sloka from Vedic book,,
In a spiritual form and the macro form of the Sloka,
Does not get diminished by it and like that,
God eats the offering to him in spiritual form only ,
And so the macro form of your offering never diminishes.”