Hare Krishna, 

Please accept my humble obeisances... 

 

Let's say if a vegetarian food is mixed with onion and garlic, can I remove them and eat the rest? (while wearing tulsi kanthi mala) Does it count as eating onions and garlic?

 

I've stopped eating the onions and garlic, but sometimes, I would have to eat a vegetarian food that is mixed with onions or garlic, or both...I need a complete guide about this so that I can eat the food that Krishna likes... and I can offer the food to Krishna...to make Him more satisfied...and more happy... 

 

Your humble servant, 

Kavenesh 

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                    • Hare Krishna, please accept my obeisances...

                      Telling ISKCON is spreading lies is equivalent to telling Gaudiya Vaishnavas to be spreading lies... Krishna Himself might not like it if anybody is telling false things about ISKCON, which is founded by His pure devotee, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada...

                      Your humble servant,

                      Kavenesh
  • Hare Krishna,

    >>"Let's say if a vegetarian food is mixed with onion and garlic, can I remove them and eat the rest? (while wearing tulsi kanthi mala) Does it count as eating onions and garlic?">>
    Yes, it does count as eating onion and garlic.

    >>"I've stopped eating the onions and garlic,">>
    This is the process as recommended to us and good for spiritual growth.

    >>"sometimes, I would have to eat a vegetarian food that is mixed with onions or garlic, or both">>
    Try avoiding maximum. If you sit and analyze carefully, you can definitely find some alternative solutions!

    >>I need a complete guide about this so that I can eat the food that Krishna likes... and I can offer the food to Krishna...to make Him more satisfied...and more happy... >>
    Complete Blog post on 'Why Onion and Garlic is prohibited in KC'
    https://iskcondesiretree.com/profiles/blogs/why-onion-and-garlic-is

    Prayers for honoring Prasadam and Offering
    https://iskcondesiretree.com/forum/topics/prayers-for-honouring-pra...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPT4-0hKLuY (How to prepare and offer food to Krishna?)

    http://www.krishna.com/offering-food-krishna
    (Practical Offering Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCe41G4f7YA

    YS,
    Why Onion and Garlic is prohibited in KC
    Why Onion and Garlic is prohibited in KC   Following information was sent via email sometime ago by HH Janananda Gosvami Maharaj. This in itself is a…
    • Hare Krishna, but what if my mother do not understand this and continues to ask me to eat the vegetarian foods with onions and garlic? Will Krishna get upset?

      Your humble servant,

      Kavenesh
      • No, because it is not written anywhere that garlic and onion is prohibited, non of the scriptures say anything about this and neither does the Gita. The prohibitions came to prevent yogi's minds from getting distracted/polluted. If you are not a yogi, it is ok to consume, of course in moderation. Anything consumed in excess is going to be bad for you.

        Vimal
        • Hare Krishna prabhu, thanks for the answer!

          Your humble servant,

          Kavenesh
          • If your goal is to progress in spiritual life or Krishna Consciousness, then you should NOT eat onion and garlic. My Seniors, and moreover Srila Prabhupada mentioned many times to his disciples that they should refrain from using onions and garlic. We follow what our authorized seniors and Aachrayas say. This is the correct process of Krishna Consciousness. It is part of following the 4 regulative principles. Rest Mataji has explained it wonderfully above and suggested to be practical.

            As far as scriptures are concerned, there is a reason why I shared the blog post about onion and garlic above. Referring to this blog post, Kurma Purana, Hari Bhakti Vilasa 8.158,159, Skanda Purana 40.9, Siva Purana 7.10-12, Padma Purana Vol. 42, 4.56.19b-24 and moreover Varaha Purana 16.11b-15 in this context, all mention to refrain from onion & garlic.

            The whole idea is to progress oneself in his/her spiritual life. But this has to be done the right way or correctly. And in doing so, if one denies the teachings of his/her seniors, the scriptures, Srila Prabhupada and other aachrayas in disciplic succession, and thus indirectly denies Lord Krishna himself, then that is definitely not a very intelligent decision, both spiritually and even more logically.
            • Hare Krishna prabhu, thanks for the answer prabhu! 🙏🙏🙏

              Your humble servant,

              Kavenesh
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