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Externally we may dress perfectly, speak expertly, recite shlokas scholarly, sing melodiously but these qualities may not attract the attention of the Lord. Maybe we are doing it to seek people’s attention and self glorification. Krishna hardly bothers about our externals instead he directly peeps into our heart to see whether our heart longs for him or it hankers for something else.
When Duryodhana invited Krishna for lunch in his palace then Krishna was not interested because Duryodhana did not have a devotional heart. Duryodhana wanted to make a show of his opulence and gesture. Krishna preferred to eat at Vidura’s house although Vidura did not offer him lavish food because Vidura and his wife had deep love for Krishna. Lord Rama happily chewed the half – eaten fruit offered by Sabari because it was being offered with love. So, we should try to cultivate a devotional heart and deep desire to serve Krishna. Krishna says in Bhagavad – Gia (10.10), “To those who are constantly devoted to serving Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me.”