Sage Thurvasar came to take darshan of Goddess.On seeing her feet covered with plentiful flowers, he asked Goddess," Which King had prayed you with crores of flowers"? He also commented that you must have definitely got happy by his act.
Goddess replied,Sage,"If you want to see how happy I felt with his act,remove the flowers and see my feet."
Thurvasar did as she said and got shocked to see pearl like boils all over her feet.
Who did this injustice to you, Mother?
How your feet got wounded, asked Thurvasar?
Goddess replied, it is Lord Indra who prayed me in this way.The blistering heat of the flowers he offered wounded my feet.
Thurvasar asked,"How flowers can be boiling, Mother"?
Goddess replied, He never offered flowers for me..With crores and crores of desires,he prayed me.On every flower he kept a desire and offered me.So they are not flowers..they are his burning desires.
Devotion and prayer mustn't be for fulfilling one's own desire.. It is an selfish act.
Pray for world's well-being and goodness of all creatures.
Bad thoughts and burning desires creates agitation in mind.
Desires can create positive energy and motivation,until it is good.But greediness and trying to hold/possess thing or a person will make our mind toxic.
So everyone must try to develop good thoughts and do good deeds to stay cool,calm and peaceful.