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, 


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      • Pls. Kavenesh Chandran prabhu don't be mislead by atheists. if you have overcome the habbit of eating onion garlic I really appreciate you and u please continue with it even if its very tough. In this way you can avoid all those disease which are told above and also can keep ur consicousness clear to recieve Krishna's mercy. Onion and garlic have tamasic properties will make u dull and ur brain inactive and clouded intellect.
        Hare Krishna.
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          • DON't SPOIL neophyte devotees who on the correct path and DON't dare call a guru of temple as a brainwahser. People come to Bhakti and temple after going thru many things in life. A guru doesn't go to the houses of pupils to brain wash them to convert them.
            I dont see any difference between atheist agnostic.
            You started here on this site as a devotee... slowly started to say to people what is the use of chanting.,
            then you started to say books are all filled with crap. No one can prove soul, There is no God.
            If God is there then why is he not helping the poor, sick and lame people.
            Then you established that God is not there prove it if He is existing.
            Now you advice neophyte bhaktas here to eat onion garlic.
            Next you said system has been telling lies to us.
            Then you put forth ur own statements saying guru's are brainwashing people.
            Who is doing brain washing here.
            If you are a agnostic please do keep your theories to ur self.
            The system never said any lie. Its there in GITA
            CHAPTER 14 text 15
            rajasi pralayam gatva
            karma-sangisu jayate
            tatha pralinas tamasi
            mudha-yonisu jayate

            When one dies in the mode of passion, he takes birth among those engaged in fruitive activities; and when he dies in the mode of ignorance, he takes birth in the animal kingdom.
            Therefore, those who are actually serious about human life should take to the mode of goodness and in good association transcend the modes and become situated in Krsna consciousness. This is the aim of human life. Otherwise, there is no guarantee that the human being will again attain to the human status.

            If you are not serious in reaching God then don't mislead people who are on the path.
        • Hare Krishna mataji, but what if my mother doesn't understand this and continues to serve me vegetarian food with onions and garlic?

          What is the best I could do to make the food as sattvic as possible? Please enlighten me mataji...

          Your humble servant,

          • enlighten her also. Take her to temple and get her in touch with a senior devotee to explain her correctly.
            If not on the day when she uses onion garlic try to avoid the food and have only fruits.
            if you do it two times or three times like this she will feel sad for you and make dishes seperately with onion garlic and without onion garlic for u alone.
            It doesn't take much work simply she can make two dishes with onion without onion it wont take much time. Or else learn to cook yourself. Very useful for future life.
            In future whereever you go for higher studies or for work. You shouldn't be depending on others for ur meals.
            There are simple recipies on this website also which can be made with ease. Learn them. Most useful in ur future.
            Hare Krishna.
            • Hare Krishna mataji, thank you very much for your guidance mataji! 🙏🙏🙏
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                • What is lie? Who lied here. Its told in Iskcon to never consume onion and garlic.
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                    • Acharya is a person who represents the knowledge of Krishna coming down from the parampara system, Perfect knowledge coming from the supreme lord Krishna is thus passes down in the guru shisya sampradaya so no scope of faults , U r amd my minds knowledge is faulty but if you present the words of the previous acharya as it is then the knowledge is coming from Krishna so no imperfections , Srila prabhupada is a pure devotee and he is a acharya a perfect representative of krishna , See Humans have 4 imperfections as i mentutioned in chat before with this imperfections we cannot attain perfect knowledge , Its like not this not this , Just accept Krishnas knowledge from one of the sampradayas ,this being Brahma sampradaya and you have perfect knowledge.
                      Its not adament for us to say read books or chant this is the process , how can you acquire knowledge in college without reading books would you just debate to acquire knowledge with students that procedure will take lifetimes , and the practical experience is to chant the hare krishna mantra , 16 is just the minimum we atleast need to chant 32 rounds ,people work 9 hrs a day right why not chant 8 hours . just like there is Lab in university practicals , chanting japa is the practicals in spirituality , and your questions will never be answered until then hear srila prabhupada lectures on MP# player to find answer , every thing is there , we study20 yrs to acuire material knowledge cant you study for 10 yrs to understand God and the universe he made readSrila prabhupada books , with heart n mind chant Hare krishna mantra and hear prabhupada lectures , dont be lazy no short cuts. you dont acuire degree by debating
                    • VIMAL PRABHU, This line is from your reply.
                      "Garlic and Onion are mostly Rajasic, but also contain some Tamasic action. Garlic and onion are avoided by spiritual adherents because they stimulate the central nervous system and can disturb vows of celibacy. This is especially so because garlic is a natural aphrodisiac."
                      so accordingly, if they are operating in mode of passion by consuming onion garlic.. they will get birth among those who are engaged in fruitive activaties.. ( it means they will do work only for 3 things.. getting money for enjoying life eating, sleeping...enjoying in luxaries finding happiness in satisfying their senses only).
                      Tamasic qualities in garlic and onion makes ur intellect clouded and makes you unable to distinguish between what is right for you and what is wrong..( Just like right now are unable to see what is right for u. You think that which gives you temporary happiness car, house icecreams is only right. you lack the proper insight in seeing what is beneficial for you in real what will give you permanat happiness.) this discrimination is lost. and in this way u will only develop animal triats.. where basic needs .. living to satisty ur tongue , satisfy ur sexual needs will become ur main priority and then Man and animal will not have any difference left.
                      Men will lead a animal life in ignorance mode. that is eat, sleep. mate and defend.
                    • The same is donkey to water line applies to you.
                      You are just a human being and you question Acharyas' words?? You doubt Vaishnava acharyas and how can you even call the founder of such a big Organisation just a human being?
                      Tell me if you can mobilize and create a big oraganisation and followering group. Don't even talk about insulting ISKCON or calling Srila Prabhupada a ordinary man.
                      Ordinary people cannot inspire so many lives. For us all Srila Prabhupada is no less than a God. As guru and God are one and the same. The words of a Vaishnava acharyas are Vedas only for us.
                      We tried many ways to convince you in chat also. every book we point out or every verse we put out. You only had said its vague.. not a valid proof or not making any sense.
                      Problem is with you.
                    • 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,

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