You should come with empty hands, without even the traditional offerings of pathram, pushpam, phalam and thoyam (leaf, flower, fruit and water). Come with clean hands, hands that supplicate, not supply, hands that proclaim that they have renounced attachment to riches, then, I fill them with grace. I must say that I accept certain things, before giving you that grace; I demand and take sathya, dharma, santhi and prema. I seek the gifts of truth, virtue, peace and love. I draw you to me and then reform and reshape you. I am a kind of smith who repairs broken, leaky, damaged hardware. I repair broken hearts and fragile minds, warped intellects, feeble resolutions and fading faith.
- Baba -