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Presents to Guru
« on: October 23, 2008, 11:57:20 AM »
Someone asked:  "Why people are bringing presents to Guru?
Are they are not for Guru anugraha?"

Bhagavan answered:

"Why are they bringing presents?  Do I ask for them?  Despite
not asking, they are bringing and thrusting them on me.  If I
agree to take them once, I cannot decline them subsequently.
This is like a placing a tiny worm in the fishing net to catch fish!
Are the fishermen eager to feed the fish?  Is it not for catching
the fish and eating?  Hence I do not, as a rule agree to presents.
( I agree to take the presents of their 'atma'.)

(Source:  Maharshi Voi Mozhi - Tamil.)

Arunachala Siva.