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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9 Verse 26

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 9 श्लोक 26

पत्रं पुष्पं फलं तोयं यो मे भक्त्या प्रयच्छति।
तदहं भक्त्युपहृतमश्नामि प्रयतात्मनः।।9.26।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी तेजोमयानंद

।।9.26।। जो कोई भी भक्त मेरे लिए पत्र? पुष्प? फल? जल आदि भक्ति से अर्पण करता है? उस शुद्ध मन के भक्त का वह भक्तिपूर्वक अर्पण किया हुआ (पत्र पुष्पादि) मैं भोगता हूँ अर्थात् स्वीकार करता हूँ।।

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Perchance one may assume that since Lord Krishna is in the paramount position as the Supreme Lord and God of all lords and gods then His worship and propitiation will be the most complicated and difficult and so worship of lesser gods is easier. To clear this misconception Lord Krishna states me bhaktya prayacchati meaning if one offers to Him with devotion. As it is only possible that His devotees have devotion for Him it is natural that He only accepts offerings from His devotees. The Varaha Purana states that: Offerings from those who are not His devotees by unrighteous means does not lead to positive results. Exclusively by bhakti or loving devotion for His satisfaction does the Supreme Lord become pleased. The Mahabharata has stated that: One who is in communion with the Supreme Lord through bhakti is revered by all. Solely by bhakti to the Supreme Lord exclusively is one considered in this world to be beyond the sway of the three gunas being the modes of goodness, passion and ignorance and beyond the pull of their own self interest for one has communion with the Supreme Lord externally as the all pervading cognisant and internally as paramatma the all pervasive supreme soul in all sentient beings.