The Imperishable Food
Vaijayantimala devi dasi
When I depart from this body, what food shall I pack for the journey to the “ other side”? Ayaachyam, akreyam, ayaatayaamam, • It need not be begged – (we go alone); • It need not be bought – (no shops on the way); • It must not decompose – (period is unknown); apaachyam, akshayyam, adurbharam me; • It must not require cooking – (no stove); • It must not be perishable – (it’s a long trip); • It must not be too heavy – (take in my mind). Such is the food I need to carry for my soul’s journey from here. (What is suitable?) Shri krishna naama amrita bhaaga dheyam. The ambrosial Name of Sri Krishna! It will be my great good fortune to carry this food!