• Sacred cow

 

After a big feast in Mayapur, Srila Prabhupada retired to his room and not long after that heard some dogs barking. He went to the balcony and saw the big pile of leaf plates with leftover prasadam, and there were children fighting off the dogs with sticks to get the leftover prasadam from the dirt pile. Srila Prabhupada literally began to cry.

Srila Prabhupada said, “How hungry they must be! They are picking the prasadam from the pile – they must be so hungry! We must arrange for their prasadam! If you want to make this a mandir, a house of Krishna, then you must see that within a 10 mile radius, no one goes hungry. That will be your success. Krishna is everyone’s father. How can the son go hungry in the presence of the father? Immediately arrange to distribute prasadam.”

Krishna Consciousness is so nice that if one takes part in it in either ways, like hearing, chanting, remembering, worshiping, praying, or even simply by eating prasadam, the transcendental effect will be visible…If you continue like this I am sure you will make rapid progress in Krishna Consciousness.”

– Letter to: Lynn, Calcutta, 23 November, 1967