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Question: If we don’t take initiation, and we offer bhoga to the Lord, does He accept?

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Jayapataka Swami: If one avoids taking initiation out of false ego then maybe there is a problem. But if one is in the process, but they are not quite there yet, if they have permission of the guru or if they are authorized, they can offer the bhoga. I was thinking how this pandemic of the corona virus, many people, they may not know the mantras and the process of offering food. But if they put the food, bhoga, which is pure vegetarian, and chant Hare Krsna over that, in one sense that becomes blessed. So, installed deity we would like to have initiated devotees. Otherwise the offering of the bhoga to Krsna – there are some ways of doing that.