Questions On... Regulated Life, Regulative Principles
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- A devotee, how can he control his tongue?
- A person who is not indulging in illicit sex life or intoxication and other things has to live a comparatively simpler life... One will live much simpler life, agreed. But at the same time, would it change some complex things?
- And what else would one have to give up (illicit sex and)?
- Anybody who comes to the farm has to agree to follow the four regulative principles? These people?
- Are there any formal rules that they agree to accept at this stage? Over and above the earlier...?
- Are they ("no sinful life." No more illicit sex, no meat-eating, no gambling, no intoxicants) prerequisites to accepting your knowledge?
- Being an initiated member means that the individual has acquainted himself sufficiently with your teaching and gone through certain disciplines?
- Brahmana initiation should be strict (actually chanting sixteen rounds, following the regulative principles)... Those are the important...?
- But for his actions other than just following the four regulative principles and chanting sixteen rounds. He does so many other things during the day. Where does he derive his authority if he's not, let's say, living in the temple?
- But you ask a great deal of people. So why do you think they're willing to give?
- By details (in the beginning don't talk of these details) do you mean the rules and regulations?
- Can someone outside, who does not follow these practices (give up certain habits such as one should not smoke and things), can he achieve perfection?
- Can we find it (truth) only in the scriptures, in following all the regulative principles we're following day after day, or can we find also that truth by following our own path, by keeping our own freedom to do whatever we like?
- Completely (the sinful departments, illicit sex, meat-eating, this will be closed)?
- Could it be, Srila Prabhupada, that this sanction of wine drinking be from God? Could that sanction come from God? Do we think that is possible?
- Could you explain (illicit sex, do you think it is...? Not only outside marriage. Even in marriage, you cannot have sex as you like. You must have sex according to the regulative principle or religious principle)?
- Could you go over each of the three functions you've been mentioning-eating, sleeping and sex - and tell me what specifically, what rules or hints that you would give people who are seeking spiritual enlightenment to aid in their lives in these ways
- Did I understand you to say the swami has no sex life?
- Did you say that illicit means sex between people who are not married?
- Do the disciples take on new injunctions and prohibitions at this time?
- Do you teach abstinence or moderation in the use of these things?
- Do you think the type of life that your devotees must lead... is in fact a happy one, getting up very early in the morning?
- Does it matter what the specific thing is, like not killing a cow or like chanting or are there many specific things that people can do for love of God and for discipline that will serve the same purpose?
- Does that (we have got two selection, either to the path of hellish condition or to the path of back to Godhead) name, that the things such as, you mentioned smoking and alcohol and sex and meat, that all those things are material and therefore bad?
- Does that apply to all the rules of the Krsna movement?... For everyone. I mean rules about not drinking... Would that be a sin in a non-Krsna follower?
- Does that include all sex life or...? What is illicit?
- Does the group live a vegetarian life, without any meat? Is that what you're saying?
- Does your method include meditation, austerity of various sorts in addition to no alcohol, no drugs?
- Drinking tea and coffee also ("unless one gives up these four things he cannot understand what is God")?
- Haridasa Thakura is following all the principles, but he's always feeling so fallen. So Lord Caitanya tells him, "Put away your excess humility." Is this what He is trying to teach him? That we should have assurance?
- Have they advanced beyond following the rules and regulations of ISKCON?
- He (a devotee who works for Krsna yet doesn't follow the four regulatives principles) will fall down?
- How can you deal with such a person without forcing him to contain himself in such a way that he will resent it? Or must he be allowed to expend his energy until he is convinced by experience?
- How could they stop it (before they are taking anything)? By virtue of the strength of the mind. That man, if he has got no strength of mind, he should not...
- How do you get the strength to follow the rules and regulations?
- How long does this process of withdrawal (from drug or alcohol addiction) take?
- How to give up this tea and coffee to which we are so much habituated?
- How to understand, how to measure (those who are habituated to act sinful)...?
- How would one tell that one had a genuine guru because one would be told to give up certain parts of...?
- I assume that being an initiated member means that the individual has acquainted himself sufficiently with your teaching and gone through certain disciplines?
- I haven't remembered the four, but is one of those basic principles concerned with truth? Which one?
- If a person's senses are restrained by following regulative principles, but if his mind dwells in sense objects, is he becoming purified, or is he just a pretender?
- If any of us here this morning wish to become followers what would we have to give or give up?
- If it is possible, should we go without eating at all?
- If we can become Krsna conscious without following the rules and regulations, why follow the rules and regulations? That's what I was thinking a while ago
- If we can use everything in Krsna's service, then why is it that these four things are excluded and they can't be used?
- If you chant Hare Krsna maha-mantra and not follow the regulations, not reading your books, can you go back to Godhead?
- If you follow rules, then isn't it obvious that you must be frustrated?
- In our varnasrama college the students that come to our college, they follow the four principles?
- In the Bhagavad-gita it is stated that, you were lecturing that, that unless one performs the proper samskaras for the children, they will become degraded. They will not follow the regulative principles and such... They become unwanted population?
- Initiated devotee, and he follows those four regulative principles and chants sixteen rounds, will he go back to Godhead?
- Is a Vaisnava, is he willing to maintain his body for the service of Lord Krsna even if he has to break regulative principles - if it is necessary?
- Is conscious repression advisable? Of my basic instincts, my desires. Should I consciously strive to repress these desires?
- Is it better for grhasthas to be self-supporting and living outside the temple? Like somebody working all day and following the regulative principles?
- Is it necessary and possible to outline certain basic minimum observances for all Hindus?
- Is it true that if I follow the regulative principles, the four, that I will be able to chant without offense?
- Is that considered attempting to become Krsna conscious, simply to give up, say, material sense enjoyment?
- Is that tea? Is that tea that you're drinking?
- Is the body, then, to be resisted? Is the body to be disciplined, to be resisted, to be ignored? Is that what you're suggesting?... How to treat the body?
- Is there any place in the movement for the drug addicts, a new class which has come...
- Is there something wrong with sleeping eight hours?
- It (tea or coffee) is sinful?
- Sir, why are they sinful? Why are they (to take tea or coffee) sinful?
- So is there anything obligatory or prescribed for all people who follow this religion, that a minimum observance that they must do?
- So the people will behave favorably, simply by performing these activities (eat peacefully, sleep peacefully and sense gratification peacefully and, making the mind peaceful, inquire about the Supreme Absolute)?
- So the purport is that one must strictly follow the principles?
- SP, in the Bhagavad-gita it says that if a man simply works for Krsna, he can come to the perfect stage... When he fixes his mind on Krsna... But... If a man simply works for Krsna for his whole life, yet he doesn't follow the regulative principles...?
- Srila Prabhupada, what if, ah, for instance, I'm too fallen to closely follow the regulative principles and I find myself in that way...?
- Srila Prabhupada, you were speaking of anarthas and one of the lesser age boys was wondering... He's asking why we shouldn't take tea?
- Such strict rules and regulations are being imposed upon these people, how long will they be able to follow them?
- Swamiji, could you please throw light on your four-point regulation which you suggest to your disciples?
- Swamiji, does this chanting of mantra brings purity or following of your four instructions or regulations which you have told, or both?
- Swamiji, the four principles you were telling about, are they for purposes of just other-worldliness or is it for material gains in this world or what?
- Swamiji, why do you prohibit this tea or coffee also?
- Swamiji? Tea and coffee's also included? And what about supari, Swamiji?
- What about onions...?
- What about sex and drugs, sex and alcohol?
- What do you think of the use of drugs as an aid?
- What I didn't understand is how this (hypocrisy) is covered by your four pillars, the four... Which of these would cover lying?
- What if one keeps falling down from following the regulative principles?
- What if someone (amongst the unclean, smoking and drinking potential guests) is willing to follow the regulations?
- What is gambling?
- What is the views of Krsna consciousness in regard to the people using drugs for spiritual enlightenment?
- What is the way for controlling our desires?
- What rules (no, first principle is that you have to follow the rules)?… Which rules are for me?
- When one breaks the principles, can Krsna forgive him?
- When they come to our (varnasrama) college, they have to follow the four regulative principles, also learn something about Bhagavad-gita and then, side by side, they learn a...?
- Who determines the regulative principles of religion that people should follow?
- Why we shouldn't take tea?
- Why you are forbidding sex life?
- Would you say there are more sins than those four? Are there other sins? Are there other sins beside these four?
- You are allowed to go freely, or there are restrictions for your movement?
- You don't allow the tea here in the...?
- You gave some diet that we should follow. We shouldn't have meat, eggs, fish, and chicken. Can we eat cheese? Is there anything else we should not eat in our diet?
- You have asked about "chemical changes of consciousness" or drugs, and if these may ever be utilized in Krishna's service
- You have asked in your letter to Purusottama if you should observe the lists of 44 offenses and 44 regulations for deity worship...
- You were lecturing that, that unless one performs the proper samskaras for the children, they will become degraded. They will not follow the regulative principles and such. They become unwanted population?
- You're completely vegetarian, and not have meat of any kind and not eggs at all?