“Instruct everyone to follow the orders of Lord Shri Krishna as they are given in the Bhagavad-gita and Shrimad-Bhagavatam. In this way become a spiritual master and try to liberate everyone in this land.” (Lord Chaitanya, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Madhya 7.128)
Friend1: The four regulative principles.
Friend2: Do you know where they come from?
Friend1: Shastra? No gambling. No meat eating. No illicit sex. No intoxication.
Friend2: There are qualities associated with each restriction. Those qualities make up the foundation of religious life, what separates the human beings from the animals.
Friend1: What are those qualities?
Friend2: Honesty, compassion, cleanliness and austerity.
Friend1: Have you ever been to initiation ceremonies, where the people have to recite these principles in front of their guru?
Friend2: I have.
Friend1: You notice how they always tense up and forget one or a few?
Friend2: I do…
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