How does the consciousness of the cook affect prasad?

by Chaitanya CharanJuly 7, 2012

From: Sripad Mahaprabhu das

I have heard that consciousness of the cook enters the food and is transferred to the person who eats it. Does this also holds true in case of devotee cooks?

How can prasad have consciousness of the cook when it is completely purified by the glance of the Lord Himself? Will not consciousness of Lord override the consciousness of cook?

Please answer with some scriptural reference. Thank you.

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  • rgd
    July 7, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Krsna accepts bhoga – when it is offered with Bhakti – a rich and oppulent bhoga is not very important. Krsna is the proprietor and supreme controller with unlimited qualities and wealth,He does not require any thing material or spiritual as He Himself is Transcendental. He is atmarama. Hence the bhoga offered can not be said accepted and becomes prasada unless it is offered with Bhakti.

    It does not mean unless we come to the purity standards of Krsna, He does not accept anything – He accepts based on our degree of bhakti or surrender,based on which only our consciouness change will be there


    The external environment and people have a lot of bearing on us. if we are in simple and peaceful places we feel relaxed like a temple or park etc. If we are in a big market place,we are not so peaceful.
    As other person’s gross actions have a bearing on us. The internal consciouness of a person and his mood gets transmitted by his actions like food and speach, etc. that is the reason why – Similarly when some one says good words we do not feel agitated. if some one is beating x or killing we feel disturbed
    when we attend sadhu sanga ,our mood changes to good

    the food we eat get secreted gets in to blood and it helps the functioning of the brain and mind/senses.

    ravi gopal das

  • Mukesh Bhatt
    July 9, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    What about bhog offered to demi-gods? Should devotees honor demi-god prasadam?

  • Sripad Mahaprabhu das
    July 10, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you very much for this elaborate answer.
    I’m satisfied with the answer very much, especially the reference of BG verses 9.26-27-28
    It was an amazing analysis…


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