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1. We have to be practical. Purity is not measured by quantity of service but quality or sincerity of service. In homes where there is meat, only offer fruit, tulsi, and water. No cooked foods.
2. Try to make the children understand why killing animals and eating them is wrong, although it can be difficult to convince them. You need to balance the love for your children which is very important and following religious beliefs. Family values are very important.
“For a woman the first principle of religion is to be faithful to her husband.’ (Purport SB 3.23.8)
“The highest religious duty for a woman is to sincerely serve her husband, behave well toward her husband’s family and take good care of her children.” (SB 10.29.24)
3. In the past, we were all sinful and that's why we are still here. So forget the past.
Hare Krsna Mataji,
You must make one items everyday, offer to the lord and then give your family to eat. This is the best way to convert them to Krsna Consciousness. If possible, try to keep that utensil separate - as in a fresh utensil you buy and use it only for making for offering.
In fact, I will go to the extent of saying that since you are vegetarian, take one step more and become Krsnaterian. Eat only what is offered to the lord. Since you cooking yourself, it is easier. Ensure whatever you eat is offered to the lord, sincerely pray ing to him to make your environment conducive for you to follow the standards and help you advance in KC. I am sure your sincere prayers will bear fruit.
Radha Rasamayi DD
Hare krsna mataji,
Esteemed devotees have already answered your query. I just want to input my 2cents.
No matter what situation and circumstances you go through, always remember Krsna and plead with Him to help you in becoming His devotee. I would also say enjoy your spiritual journey doing your duties happily without any regrets. Krsna knows your situation and also knows what will happen in the future too. Have faith in Him.
Seeing you smiling and relishing your KC, others will also get inspired and maybe one day they might give up meat and other foods and join you.
Hope that helps.
All glories to Srila Prabhupad!!!
Hare krishna Mataji .
The best way is you do your chanting and offer veg food to Lord krishna and give the family member as Krishna prasadam whenever possible .
Prasadam slowly change their heart and they will become devotee after few years .This is my experience. I am devotee but wife was nonveg eater .But eating prasadam and hearing mantra in home she left eating non veg and become devotee. Now she got initiated also. it took 7 yrs . Krishna will take care .