We can begin by offering a tulasi leaf in a glass of water. Uh, patram, puspam. Patram means, what? That’s the leaf. The leaf is tulasi leaf. Uh, toyam. You offer tulasi leaf in water, and the Lord, He will accept that. (coughs) Patram puspam phalam toyam, these simple things, the first thing, patram, that leaf, that’s a tulasi leaf. If we offer that to Krishna, we can please Him, if we offer with devotion. That’s Krishna’s magnanimity.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
Nov 15, 1982 SB @ Nepal.