Best thing is to eat vegetarian food which is offered to Krsna in love. Take that as Prasad. That is the food of the yogis. That is real human food because there is no karma, there is no reactions tied up in that. Krsna absolves all reactions from pulling the plant out. He absolves all the reactions and he makes it purified food. 

HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja
September 16, 1979 | Los Angeles

Food for life

Question: Hare Krsna dear guru maharaj: PAMRO. In these circumstances do you think we should continue to pursue Food for Life? Your spiritual daughter, Syamavallabha Gopi dd.

Guru maharaj: Apparently in some, I don’t know what it is like in London or UK, but in some places they say that restaurants can deliver. So maybe if you are allowed to deliver, you get someone to deliver prasadam. So that way you make some income and you can also give some people prasadam. So that is a fairly safe way, if you deliver packet of prasadam. But doing Food for Life in an ordinary way, may be a bit dangerous. 

22 March 2020 | Mayapur

Going out of Control

“The senses, they can any time go out of our control. That’s why, to purify the senses is essential. If we engage the senses… all the senses in the devotional activities. If we engage the sense – Not stop eating no. Eat, Feast! But first offer the food according to the Vedic system, offer to the Lord as a naivedyam, take yajna-sista take the prasada. Then by eating that food, your senses are not stopping work, but they’re actually not creating any karmas. They are rather being freed from karma.”

His Holiness Srila Jayapataka Swami Gurumaharaj
26th July 1981,
Bangalore, India