Whenever I went up the hill to see Bhagavan, 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 Sri Ramana in a dejected mood and said:
“This poor man has brought nothing.”
Bhagavan looked at me enquiringly and
“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!

— "At the Feet of Bhagavan" book