What is the most precious gift the Lord expects from each one of us? Bhagawan lovingly reminds us today.
You must offer the Lord, not the flowers that plants grow; that will reward the plant, not you! The Lord wants you to offer the lotus that blooms in the lake of your heart, the fruit that ripens on the tree of your earthly career, not the lotus and the fruit available in the marketplace! You may ask – “Where can we find the Lord?” Well, He has given His address, in Chapter 18, Sloka 61 of the Bhagavad Gita. Turn to it and note it down. Ishvarah Sarvabhutanam hriddeshe – “O Arjuna, the Lord resides in the heart of all beings.” Now, after knowing that, how can you look down on any living being in contempt or how can you revel in hate or indulge in the pastime of ridiculing? Every individual is charged with the Divine Presence, moved by Divine attributes. Love, honour, friendliness – that is what each one deserves from you. Give these in full measure.
– Divine Discourse, Apr 16, 1964.