Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada,
Is there any direct reference in the scriptures for NOT EATING Onion, garlic, Mashroom, TOBACCO(SMOKING), tea (with caffine) et al?
Or this has been practically experienced by many sages, that since these foods are belonging to mode of Passion and ignorance, so if we eat these our relization towards GOD will be distracted and thus we cannot attain GOD.
I have read many topics on this why these foods are forbidden for the devotees. I just wanted to know is this referred in the scriptures?
Please forgive me if my way of asking becomes rude.