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Tulasi leaf eating is good. You can eat leaf, especially palatable with water. Water, that is good. But you make it, imitation tea, that means I remember tea-drinking

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"tulasī leaf eating is good. You can eat leaf, especially palatable with water. Water, that is good. But you make it, imitation tea, that means I remember tea-drinking"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

Tulasī leaf eating is good. You can eat leaf, especially palatable with water. Water, that is good. But you make it, imitation tea, that means I remember tea-drinking.


Prabhupāda: Tulasī drink, drink is very palatable.

Govinda dāsī: It's very palatable. I used to put tulasī in your water, remember? We used to put . . .

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Govinda dāsī: . . . tulasī flowers in your water, and it flavors the water. Well, when boiled water is poured on it, it's supposedly very medicinal too. And they drink the tea with a little bit maybe of honey or drink it plain. And it's very palatable. Customers like it. I've . . . I used to drink it, but I heard that it was an offense to, to drink it, so I didn't know. I just thought it was really good.

Prabhupāda: No. That as soon as we like it, that means sense gratification.

Hari-śauri: Once you drink it for the taste . . .

Govinda dāsī: But we like prasādam. (laughing) I didn't know, so I . . . I didn't know if it was wrong.

Prabhupāda: No.

Govinda dāsī: I thought to heat the tulasīs, what I'd heard . . .

Prabhupāda: Tulasī, tulasī leaf you can take, but . . .

Govinda dāsī: Heat. Eat, but not the . . .

Prabhupāda: . . . but this tea habit, that means we may revive our tea-drinking. That is.

Govinda dāsī: Oh, I see.

Prabhupāda: Otherwise, tulasī leaf eating is good. You can eat leaf, especially palatable with water. Water, that is good. But you make it, imitation tea, that means I remember tea-drinking.

Govinda dāsī: I see. Especially the English. That will be very difficult for the Englishmen.