We have no quarrel with vegetarian and nonvegetarian. We are after Kåñëa-prasädam. If Kåñëa accepts something beyond these vegetarian dishes, then we can accept also. But Kåñëa says, “No. Give Me patraà puñpaà phalaà toyam [Bg. 9.26].” Kåñëa can eat everything. He is God. But He says that “Give Me this.” Patraà puñpaà phalaà toyam. “Offer Me this flower, fruit, water. Like that.” So we are after Kåñëa-prasädam. That is our motto. We don’t fight with vegetarian and non… We are not making propaganda… Just like there is vegetarian society. No. We have no business. Even if a man becomes vegetarian, what does he gain? In this material world, either vegetarian or nonvegetarian, they are on the same platform, birds of the same feather. You see? So that is not our propaganda. We are introducing Kåñëa-prasäda; therefore we invite people to take nice prasäda.
Initiation Lecture – Boston, December 26, 1969
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