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CC Adi 17.29

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


ei-mata vaiṣṇava kāre kichu nā māgiba
ayācita-vṛtti, kiṁvā śāka-phala khāiba


ei-mata—in this way; vaiṣṇava—a devotee; kāre—from anyone; kichu—anything; —not; māgiba—shall ask for; ayācita-vṛtti—the profession of not asking for anything; kiṁvā—or; śāka—vegetables; phala—fruits; khāiba—shall eat.


Thus a Vaiṣṇava should not ask anything from anyone else. If someone gives him something without being asked, he should accept it, but if nothing comes, a Vaiṣṇava should be satisfied to eat whatever vegetables and fruits are easily available.