Monday, 27 January 2014

Garuda is not Vegetarian !!

 Oh, common sense. (pause) [break]'s aeroplane. Just see. Immediately he goes up. And man's aeroplane, oh, you have to takes position, you have to go so many miles like this. Then you can... It is imitation. The aeroplane has also wings, but his wings is collapsed. But that wing you have to keep. Therefore you require so much space.

Svarupa Damodara: Just like, Srila Prabhupada, a vulture. When the vulture wants to take off, he will run just like an aeroplane for a certain distance. They cannot just get up immediately. Vulture.

Prabhupada: So you scientists, you are like vultures. (laughter) You have imitated vultures.

Umapati: The symbol of the United States is an eagle, which is a bird of prey.

Prabhupada: No, eagle... Our symbol is also Garuda, big eagle. Yes. Big eagle, Garuda. And you know Garuda is not vegetarian. You know that?

Prajapati: Snakes.

Prabhupada: Yes. He is not vegetarian. So if one becomes a sincere devotee like Garuda, you can allow him to become non-vegetarian. If he cannot give it up. [break]

Nara-narayana: Garuda is from the jiva-tattva or he is an expansion?

Prabhupada: No, he is jiva-tattva. Nitya-siddha.

(Morning Walk -- January 12, 1974, Los Angeles)

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