Question: It is said that mental offences are not considered in this kali yuga as one is not able to control mind properly, but it is considered as a facility by the mind. Please guide us in this.

Jayapataka Swami: In other yugas if one would think of a sinful act, they would get the reaction. In Kali yuga thinking about an act, would not give a reaction, but doing it does. So that is one of the facilities of Kali yuga. 13-JULY-2019 CHENNAI, INDIA

Question: I don’t eat lettuce or basil leaves during the first month of Caturmasya. But can you eat fresh basil leaves and lettuce during the first month of Caturmasya. I don’t want to do anything that is not required. Please ask guru maharaj and reply asap. Caturmasya starts here on Tuesday. Thank you so very much.

Jayapataka Swami: His Holiness Vidya Purna Swami says that lettuce is not a sak. Sak is prohibited in the first month. I don’t know what his reference is, but we accept him as an authority, and he tells us we can eat lettuce in the first month. 13-JULY-2019 CHENNAI,...