Guru Maharaj: Since an initiated devotee has taken a vow to chant minimum 16 rounds a day and to follow the four regulative principles, so if they don’t chant 16 rounds, they are doing the third offence by disobeying the order of the spiritual master. And if they don’t follow one of the regulative principles, that is also considered breaking the vows. If one is married, but they have a relation not for procreation, that may not be breaking a principle. But it is not the highest standard of bhakti. So, it is nice the local authority is happy, still one should adhere to the vows. They should not give up, otherwise doing service is beneficial.
02-Nov-2020 Sridham Mayapur