French devotee (2): If a devotee step on the ant, does the ant receive some benefit?
French devotee (2): If a devotee step on a ant by mistake, the ant...
Prabhupāda: You should be careful. Why should you commit mistake? But if unconsciously, by mistake it is done, that is another thing.
Brahmānanda: He wants to know does the ant receive benefit?
Prabhupāda: No. Then he will be lenient to kill them to give them benefit. (laughter) He'll be so...
Brahmānanda: Like they say "mercy killing," that "This is good for you. I will kill you and it is good for you."
Prabhupāda: Yes. You should always think that you are responsible for its killing. But it may be Kṛṣṇa may excuse you. That is another thing. Consciously you cannot kill. (break)