Onion & Garlic

Hare Krishna ! 

I offer my respectful obeisance's unto the lotus feet of Lord Krishna,my spiritual master and of all the other preceptors on the path of devotion.

How should I convince my family members not to eat Garlic & Onion ? I have already told him the logic of mode of nature but they are not satisfied, they told we respect God, we don't do any kind of offence and in which holy book it is specifically mentioned regarding it. 

Please guide me, I need your help. I am fully convinced as my spiritual master told me not to eat, I respect their words without any argument but how to convince other.

Hari Bol !

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  • Volunteer

    hare krishna pr,

    pamho. agtosp. agtsg&sg.

    if you need to know the details on technical aspects of this topic, you can read my blog on http://www.iskcondesiretree.net/profiles/blogs/why-onion-and-garlic-is 

    Eating or not eating onion and garlic will not make us Krishna Conscious but how we practice what we read from SP books. when people around see us changed behavior, they get attracted to KC. at initial stages dont be fanatic in FORCING your family to not use Onion and Garlic. If they are not stopping you from chanting and doing other devotional activities, be happy with it. But never try to impose your view about what your parents are doing.

    99% of our spiritual progress is made by our chanting of HK. So please concentrate on that rather than on onion and garlic. That does not mean one can eat anything and everything. We must avoid eating things like non veg, eggs, etc.. completely. there is no way about it. however, it will take some time for people to get convened on leaving onion/garlic and tea/coffee. So be patient till your family is ready to accept what you are doing and appreciate it.

  • Lord Krishna does not accept food that has onions and garlic in them. If God doesn't eat it, we should not either.

  • Volunteer

    Dear Prabhu, You can do at least one of two things:

    first is to cook very nice food for Krishna without onion and garlic and offer to Your parents. Slowly, slowly they will like that.

    Second is if You cannot cook Yourself then sometimes buy Prasadam from Govinda's and feed them very nicely. Maybe once in a month or more often.

    Krishna Consciousness in not a fasting but feasting.

    So when we preach to people to renounce something they do not like it. Because at this time their only happiness is in eating, in sleeping...so it is very difficult to them to give them up. Because soul's nature is always to be happy, search for happiness, ever increasing happiness.

    So to tell them to stop to do something is not so proper.

    Better way is to offer them something higher in exchange for the lower thing.

    Your servant

    • Hare Krishna Mataji,

      Please accept my humble obeisance. I fully respect your suggestion.  I will definitely follow the path you shown to me.  

      Thanks for helping me in improvement of Krishna Consciousness.

      Your Servant. 

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