A beautiful portrayal of journey towards God- realization is given here by writer Siva sankari.
On her childhood incident on offering prasad to God :-
While offering food to God,
one must think in the way, how one will take care of feeding a 5-month old child,
The food should not be too hot or too cold.
It must be just luke-warm.
How a person will be very careful in preparing the food for the child,
so must one prepare food for God.
There are questions like
* should one offer food to God at all.
* Is He hungry or will He shun us if we don't offer food to Him.
* Is it not better to offer food to humans and other living ones than to offer food to an idol?
These questions will be taken up in subsequent posts.
I offer prasad only after tasting it like Sabari..
by Siva sankari.
(from 'God and I' Column, Deccan chronicle, July 4, 2008)