You Brought Yourself! By T. K. Sundaresa Iyer
Whenever I went up the hill to see Bhagavan Ramana, I used to buy something to eat and take it with me as an offering.
One day I had no money. I stood before Bhagavan in a dejected mood and said: “This poor man has brought nothing.”
Bhagavan looked at me enquiringly and remarked: “Why you brought the main thing. All else is unimportant.”
I wondered, not knowing what I brought.
“Don’t you understand? You brought yourself,” laughed Bhagavan!
T. K. Sundraresa Iyer (From At the Feet of Bhagavan)