Question: With regards to Cāturmāsya, this time Puruṣottama māsa is coming in the middle of the third month of Cāturmāsya. The third month is between 2nd to 30th October where we fast from milk. Puruṣottama māsā is from 17th September to 16th October. Can we take milk in between during the Puruṣottama māsā?

Guru Maharaj: In the restrictions of the four months, as far as I understand, they don’t apply to the Puruṣottama month. So, you could also take milk then, because it is a different month, restriction is only for the third month. But then you have to again not take...

Question: Śrīla Prabhupāda never ever said for us to be vegan and to preach vegan. What does this mean Guru Mahārāj? It is a bit confusing for me about veganism. Please guide Gurudev.

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,...