Hare Krishna dear devotees! PAMHO
After 1 year of strictly following bhakti path, Prabhuji's at the Isckon temple I visit, have advised me to start wearing the tulsi mala.
I had a few qustions,
1. Is it important that the tulsi mala be tight to your neck and touch the throat? I have seen people who wear more longer mala's that can be hidden in the dress.
2. Once I wear the mala should I continue wearing it without changing it to another mala. I see many people on instagram following Srila pabhupada who change their tulsi mala to different types, designes etc
3. I am a vegetarian since birth, for 1 year I have stopped eating onion and garlic and dont drink coffee or tea. I live alone and work full time so it is very difficult to cook everyday. Whenever I cook I offer bhoga. But sometimes I have to eat outside like sandwich, Salad, Falafel etc. (simple vegetarian dishes without onion, garlic, egg). Is it still ok to wear mala?
I apolagize for any offence, but my mind is confused. Many people follow differently, especially on social media.
Thank you for your help,