Question: Sometimes when I am cooking something, my child feels hungry and I pick up the item being cooked and she will run with it before offering.

Guru maharaj: So you have to offer her other things. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Thakur when he was a child, he ate an unoffered mango. And his father Srila Bhakti Vinoda Thakur chastised him. Why did you take an unoffered mango? Then he vowed that for the rest of his life, he didn’t eat any mango! So of course he was a very special child! This way, there is a great responsibility for the parents to train their children. But maybe when the child is very small, they don’t have such discretion. Second last question.

HH JAYAPATAKA SWAMI
6th July 2019
Kolkata, India