Monday, August 15, 2011

Handwritten Notice By Prabhupada


[From a godsister who said: "This was posted in one of the many temples I resided in. It was framed & posted in all the temples I ever lived in.]

All initiated devotees must attend morning & evening classes.

Must not be addicted to any kind of intoxication including coffee, tea and cigarettes.

They are forbidden to have illicit sex connections.

Must be strictly vegetarian.

Should not extensively mix with non-devotees

Should not eat foodstuff cooked by non-devotees

Should not waste time in idle talks

nor engage himself in frivolous sports.

Should always chant and sing the Lords Holy Names

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare,
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

Thank You.

(Signed) A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Acarya.

International Society for Krishna Consciousness
26 Second Avenue.
New York, N.Y.
Dated Nov. 25, 1966.


[NOTE: In the above Prabhupada refers to "no tea." That is caffeinated tea, not herbal tea which is fine if it's caffeine-free. Ayurvedic herbal tea is an example that its fine to drink herbs that do not contain caffeine etc within them.]