Mukunda Goswami Sanga

A moment's association is the most precious gift...

Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

"Pinch of ashes"

For those not familiar with the usage, the word `pinch' is used in English - primarily in cooking as in "a pinch of salt," - to designate an extremely small amount of something. Srila Prabhupada once said that praying to God for food was like asking a king for a "pinch of ashes," as when a king offered to grant any wish - like giving you half his kingdom. In saying this, Srila Prabhupada was quoting his guru maharaja.