Become Eligible to Enter into the Kingdom of God
BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS
Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
Jun 12, 2016 — SRIDHAM MAYAPUR (SUN) —
Srila Prabhupada…”There is this specific statement in the Padma Purāṇa: “A person who honors the prasādam and regularly eats it, not exactly in front of the Deity, along with caraṇāmṛtam [the water offered to the lotus feet of the Lord, which is mixed with seeds of the tulasī tree], immediately can achieve the results of pious activities which are obtained through ten thousand performances of sacrificial rites.”
Caraṇāmṛtam is obtained in the morning while the Lord is being washed before dressing. Scented with perfumes and flowers, the water comes gliding down through His lotus feet and is collected and mixed with yogurt. In this way this caraṇāmṛtam not only becomes very tastefully flavored, but it also has tremendous spiritual value.
It is described in the Padma Purāṇa that even a person who has never been able to give in charity, who has never been able to perform a great sacrifice, who has never been able to study the Vedas,who has never been able to worship the Lord-or, in other words, even one who has never done any pious activities-if he simply drinks the caraṇāmṛtam which is kept in the temple, he will become eligible to enter into the kingdom of God.
In the temple it is the custom that the caraṇāmṛtam be kept in a big pot. The devotees who come to visit and offer respects to the Deity very submissively take three drops of caraṇāmṛtam and feel themselves happy in transcendental bliss.”
(Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 9)
NOTE INGREDIENTS: Water which has washed the Lord mixed with yogurt and seeds of Tulsi tree