Chakra Living

To Kill Or Not to Kill

by Mahavidya das ACBSP

Posted September 29, 2006

In the early 70's I was a cook at Bhaktivedanta Manor. The kitchen had a serious roach problem. Mother Manjuali told me that Srila Prabhupada said "we should declare war on them." I have also heard, when Srila Prabhupada was asked if we should kill mice, that his reply was "YOU should be killed."

Obviously, the best remedy for keeping these unwanted guests out is to keep clean. As for killing trees, in -73 when we first got the Manor, we had several orchards of very old and sick fruit trees and Prabhupada told us to remove them.

So it would appear that some discrimination is necessary.