It’s shocking to see devotees to be bewildered about the politics now going on in the name of “righteousness and peace”. But is Gabbard herself practicing Vaishnavism?
As a devotee of God (devoted to Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead) you have to follow the four religious principles to have the basis to understand spiritual life. Without restraining oneself it’s generally not possible to understand God.
“All these requirements, however, can essentially be broken down into four basic rules: no illicit sexual connection, no intoxication, no meat-eating and no gambling. These are the four minimum regulations for the execution of any yoga system. And in this age who can refrain from these activities? We have to test ourselves accordingly to ascertain our success in yoga execution.”
However somehow Gabbard as a Siddhaswarupa disciple doesn’t seem to understand the importance of a religious life that becomes spiritualized by following a bonafide spiritual master.
Does Mrs. Gabbard cares for religious principles?
“Therefore it is said, hṛc-chaya-avaśam. Avaśam sahasaiva: “all of a sudden,” vimohitam, “he became very much attracted.”
So this is the social condition. If in society we have no restriction, then naturally those young boys and girls, they will be inclined. And as soon as one is sexually inclined, he forgets all other culture and gradually becomes downfallen, as you will see from the life of Ajāmila, although he was trained up. So similarly, this is a warning to our students that they are learning how to become Kṛṣṇa conscious. It is very difficult job. To become Kṛṣṇa conscious is not very easy thing. But by the grace of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu we are trying to teach them, and it is becoming effective. Otherwise, how you all European and Americans can give up these four sinful activities? So try to preserve. And it can be preserved only by remaining in the devotional service. It can be. Sa guṇān samatītyaitān brahma-bhūyāya kalpate (BG 14.26).
As soon as you come on the platform of Brahman, brahma-bhūtaḥ prasannātmā na śocati na kāṅkṣati (BG 18.54), then you will be able. Otherwise you will not be able. If you don’t come on the transcendental platform, then you will not be able to.
“So śūdra… This kind of business on the public street… Just like cats and dogs, they have sex pleasure without any shame on the street. Similarly, the śūdras, they embrace the opposite sex in the public street, and sometimes they have got sex also. I have seen in the Western countries—without any shame… So he saw, this brāhmaṇa boy. The brāhmaṇa boy saw. He is young man. Although he is qualified with the brāhmaṇa… Not exactly qualified; otherwise he would not have fallen. He was on the neophyte stage. Therefore we restrict, “No illicit sex.” Completely forbidden. Otherwise it will be very difficult to keep oneself in the brahminical standard and make spiritual progress. Without being in the platform of brāhmaṇa, you cannot make any spiritual progress.“
“Nowadays, not so much in India, but in the Western countries it is very usual thing—a young man is embracing another young woman or kissing. So there is no fault. But according to Vedic civilization, this is fault because it will give chance to others. Nowadays in picture they are also shown, to enthuse others to become lusty, and that is the beginning of his falldown. But there is no restriction. The young men, they are seeing daily in the cinema, on the road, in their school, college.”
What’s your favorite healthy dish and how were you introduced to it?
As eating is concerned she favors vegan food with spices and even onions … this ingredients are never touched, because Vaishnavas offering food that Krsna wants.
Tulsi Gabbard, congresswoman from Hawaii
As Vaishnavas we need to offer what Krsna wants that is milk, grains, vegetables and fruits in endless varieties of food preparations.
“In the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement our practice is that we don’t allow the killing of any animals. Kṛṣṇa says, patraṁ puṣpaṁ phalaṁ toyaṁ yo me bhaktyā prayacchati: “Vegetables, fruits, milk, and grains should be offered to Me in devotion.” (Bhagavad-gītā 9.26) We take only the remnants of Kṛṣṇa’s food (prasādam). The trees offer us many varieties of fruits, but the trees are not killed. Of course, one living entity is food for another living entity, but that does not mean you can kill your mother for food. Cows are innocent; they give us milk. You take their milk—and then kill them in the slaughterhouse. This is sinful.”
“Rep. TULSI GABBARD (D-HI) serves sorbet for herself while campaigning for president at Yotopia frozen yogurt shop in Iowa City, Iowa on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Gabbard, a vegan, chose mango and coconut dairy-free options.” Credit: KC McGinnis/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News
That is comfortable to have some fast food always on the go but as Vaishnavas we need to prepare everything for Krsna and then offer it to Krsna. Instead of having a personal cook or have her husband delivering some Krsna-Prasadam she prefers instead to eat normal karmic food! This is considered to be sinful as eating meat is.
If it’s not offered to Krsna, it’s sinful whether it’s meat or veggies as this pic beneath.
Vegan Agenda Exposed: https://prabhupadasrawtruth.com/2018/12/11/fiskcons-veganism-are-we-not-to-offer-milk/
Gabbard’ Tilak ignorance
Also as someone acting as an official in the public and of course as devotee in general u need to have the right appearance. That should be at least Kuntī malas and Tilak for the devotees with a female body.
Tulsi Gabbard and her karmi heroes
Tulsi is praising Karmi (fruitive workers) and Mayavadi (impersonal) leaders as “hero” or is quoting Mahatma Gandhi as an authority. So she’s completely hooked by the New Age Circus that is hypnotizing so many so-called devotees who want to get name and fame immediately.
Here she is mentioning Martin Luther King Junior as her karmic “hero”:
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