Food: Food Krishna Likes

                                                                  Q. In Bhagavad-gita (17.9) Krishna states that 'Foods that are too bitter, too sour, salty, hot, pungent, dry and burning are dear to those in the mode of passion. Such foods cause distress, misery and disease.'

                                                                  * When I go to the Sunday Feast at the temple, sometimes the food is very hot. Should I quote this verse of the Gita to the cook? Or are hot spices, like chili, an exception?

                                                                  Q. Is it possible for a killer of animal to develop & attain pure love of God? Were there any instances in the history where meat eaters or other low class people became devotees of God? If so, did they have to leave meat eating once they become a devotee? Is surrender to Guru & Pure love of God open only for vegetarians? If you could kindly share Your knowledge on the above questions, it would be very helpful in my spiritual progress. Thank you.