Gratefulness (October 2010)
All that we possess in this world is given to us by the grace of God. He is the real giver and we should be thankful to him. Nothing belongs to us, whenever we make an offering to God, we should realize that it was given to us as a result of his benevolence and we are returning it to him. It was given by Him. We have give it back to Him.
In dainik hawan, there are many mantras that end with “ida na mam”. It is a self-reminder that whatever a yajman offers to Agni dev in the form of aahuti, it belongs to God and not to the yajman. Its literal meaning is “it is not mine”.