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Question: Is there a reaction? It’s bad if someone goes to the pujari room and takes the bhoga before it is offered to the Deities because that person is hungry?

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Jayapataka Swami:  What can I say, it depends on Krishna, they are stealing from Krishna.  Somebody like that should not be a pujari, the reactions are not only for that person but for the temple president and the whole community.  It is not a joke, it’s very  serious. Why so hungry? Srila Bhaktisidhanta Sarasvati Thakur has a story and saying about breaking the shell of a peanut with a Salagram Sila.
There was a brahmana serving the Deities without faith, he liked to eat peanuts. Someone gave him a bag of peanuts,  “Peanuts, peanuts, cannot wait!” He closed the door,  grabbed a stone to open the peanuts, the stone was a  Salagram Sila! The  owner of the temple came and couldn’t open the door, he heard a sound. He entered by the window, grabbed the pujari and threw him out. If somebody used the items of the Deities for personal gratification Srila  Bhaktisidhanta Sarasvati Thakur says, “Breaking the  peanuts with a  Salagram Sila!”
Once, Srila Prabhupada said that  maha prasadam can be stolen even from his own plate. Srila Prabhupada gave a  rasagulla to Tamal Krishna Maharaj, who was amazed and said, “What mercy!!” Someone next to him grabbed and ate it. Maharaja complained to Srila Prabhupada, Srila Prabhupada said you have to eat quickly, everyone has the right to maha prasadam.  They can even steal from my plate.