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If a devotee step on the ant, does the ant receive some benefit?... If a devotee step on a ant by mistake, the ant...?

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1975 Conversations and Morning Walks

You should be careful. Why should you commit mistake? But if unconsciously, by mistake it is done, that is another thing.
Morning Walk -- August 27, 1975, Vrndavana:

French devotee (2): If a devotee step on the ant, does the ant receive some benefit?

Prabhupāda: Hm?

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)