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Tulasi Glorification – Nectar of Devotion

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In The Nectar of Devotion, Srila Prabhupada quotes from the Skanda Purana:

Tulasi is auspicious in all respects. Simply by seeing, simply by touching, simply by remembering, simply by praying to, simply by bowing before, simply by hearing about, or simply by sowing this tree, there is always auspiciousness. Anyone who comes in touch with the Tulasi tree in the abovementioned ways lives eternally in the Vaikuntha world.

Tulasi Devi, Beloved of Krishna
By Govinda Dasi

Srila Prabhupada taught us never to think of Tulasi as an ordinary plant. She is a great devotee

standing before us in the form of a small tree. She appears as a delicate tree in this world to serve
the Lord and uplift human society.
Tulasi Devi can be used in many ways to please the Supreme Lord, but never for gratifying one‟s
senses. To offer Tulasi Devi with a material incentive—to destroy one‟s enemies, to remove
anxieties, to make medicine—will be the bridge by which one enters the hellish regions.
Tulasi Devi has come to the West to give us the opportunity to serve her for our benefit. If we

care for her nicely, she can grant us love for Krishna.