Guru Maharaj: Śrīla Prabhupāda has said that taking cow milk develops the finer intelligence, will be able to understand Kṛishṇa consciousness. At the same time, we like to protect the cows. And so, where possible we try to take milk from protected cows. The vegans, they say since the cows are mistreated, better not to take any milk. But Śrīla Prabhupāda knew that this difficulty was there. He thought it was important to offer the milk to Kṛishṇa, and then we can take it. So, we only take milk as prasāda. Because this month we don’t take milk as part of our catur-māsya. First month no spinach, second month no dahi, third month no milk. In the fourth month, the non-vegetarians should become vegetarian, and the vegetarians, don’t take urad-dal. In South India since idli, dosa contain urad dal it is a big austerity!

20200915 in Śrīdhām Māyāpur, India