Bhava Grahi Janardana

In a letter to Mandali Bhadra dated 25 May 1969, Srila Prabhupada wrote: “But in everything we do devotion and sincerity are the real things. There is a word in Sanskrit; bhava grahi Janardana: This means the Lord accepts service in devotional emotion. If we are sincere in offering something to the Lord in devotional love, He will accept it. The procedure may not be very right, but the desire being sincere, He accepts our offering. This is also confirmed in the Bhagavad-gita that He accepts foodstuffs from devotees because they are offered to Him in complete love and affection.”