Question: Many girls in our group are chanting 16 rounds and reading Bhagavad-gītā, vegetarians and attending regular classes,and are aspiring to take initiation from you, Gurudeva! But when it comes to śikṣā papers, they get stuck in the 8 rounds paper, because it has no onion and garlic. Most of the girls want to leave onion and garlic because of staying with parents and pressure that they get from them; they are not able to leave. Gurudeva, what can we do under such situations?

Jayapataka Swami: This is a big problem in India that although people are vegetarian, they eat onion and garlic. Actually, the onion and garlic, we can’t offer to any – what to speak of Viṣṇu – even Śiva or Durgā, anyone. Because, the śāstra says that...

Question: Srila Prabhupada mentions in the book, Science of Self-realization, page 118, those who have firm faith in God and spiritual master, the meaning of Vedic scriptures is revealed. How to establish firm faith on guru and Krsna?

Guru Maharaj: So that is the secret, how to have firm faith. We have faith in so many things. We have faith in mundane things. Why don’t we have faith in God and the spiritual master? We should convince ourselves to believe in Bhagavan and Gurudeva. Just like why do...