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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.8.2
grāsaḿ su-mṛṣṭaḿ virasaḿ
mahāntaḿ stokam eva vā
grased ājagaro 'kriyaḥ
grāsam — food; su-mṛṣṭam — clean and delicious; virasam — tasteless; mahāntam — a large quantity; stokam — a small quantity; eva — certainly; vā — either; yadṛcchayā — without personal endeavor; eva — indeed; āpatitam — obtained; graset — one should eat; ājagaraḥ — like the python; akriyaḥ — remaining neutral without endeavor.
Following the example of the python, one should give up material endeavors and accept for one's maintenance food that comes of its own accord, whether such food be delicious or tasteless, ample or meager.
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