There is a story that some sannyāsī went to a householder, because a sannyāsī goes to householder for begging. They are begging also like that. They are not beggars, but they introduce as beggar so that the householder may receive and take some advantage of his knowledge. He is not beggar. So one beggar went to a householder, and the housewife said, "Oh, this beggar has come from door to door. Give him some ashes." So the sannyāsī replied: "All right. Give me some ashes. Just begin your charity." "Just begin your charity."
So similarly, Kṛṣṇa, when He wants, "Give Me a little flower, a little fruit, a little water," it does not mean that He is begging. He is just inducing me to the practice of offering everything which belongs to Kṛṣṇa.
- īśāvāsyam idaṁ sarvaṁ
- yad kiṣcid jagatyāṁ jagat
- tena tyaktena bhuṣjīthā
- mā gṛdhaḥ kasya svid dhanam
- (Īśopaniṣad 1)
The Īśopaniṣad instructs us that everything that is within your vision, it belongs to Īśa, the Supreme Lord. Whatever you see, whatever you have got, that does not belong to you; it belongs to God. Tena tyaktena bhuṣjīthā. This is the first verse in Īśopaniṣad. Tena tyaktena bhuṣjīthā. You can simply enjoy whatever is given to you as prasādam. Mā gṛdhaḥ kasya svid dhanam. Don't touch any other's property. This is the instruction of Īśopaniṣad.