The leaf, flower, fruit etc. should maintain their connection with the root of the tree; only then their Saukumārya (tenderness) and Saugandhya (aroma) would remain with them. On the other hand, suppose they think: "After all, where am I? And where does the root reside? Where is the link between us?" The moment the connection is snapped from the root, whether it is a leaf or a fruit, its form begins to change; it is defaced. In the same way, if the Jīvi is desirous of a Life of Peace, he should retain his link with the Lord. Life would be delightful only when it is 'offered' at the Lotus feet of the Lord - the Source of the Universe.
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