Vaishnava or Devotee: Vaishnava Etiquette

                                                                  Q. Both in spiritual life and also in material life people speak of attitude. What should be the approach of a spiritual aspirants towards other spiritual aspirants and with materialists?

                                                                  Q. If the heart desires to sing praises to the Lord in a loud voice (especially during the day), should there be a consideration if female that there are no bramacharis around? I mean, is it wrong for a female to sing when there are bramacharis in the arena?

                                                                  Q. The following quotations are in Scriptures, and GBC body has decided that Guru and Disciple should sit on same asana.

                                                                  * The disciple should not sit with his spiritual master on same Asana. But one can sit with his guru on Bullock cart, Horse cart, Camel cart, Terrace of Palace, Straw mat, Rock and Boat.

                                                                  * A disciple should not sit on the asana where his Guru sits and should not sleep on the bed where his Guru sleeps.

                                                                  Q. It is said that animals should not be allowed in the temple. Do they not have souls? By going in the temple will they not get the blessings of Krishna? What really makes us different from them? How come we don't stop meat-eaters from coming into the temple?

                                                                  Q: We have a youth group in our local community which is the next generation after the older one and I’m currently the leader of it.
                                                                  I have couple of questions regarding this.
                                                                  What are good communication skills? Like as a youth group, we struggle a lot with replying to each other or communication in general. We tend to have problems with miscommunication which lead to arguments. We also aren’t able to be completely honest with each other either because we are afraid of hurting each other’s feelings or worried what will happen. Is there any way to solve this problem Maharaj?

                                                                  Q. What is the significance of wearing Tulasi and tilok? Why should one fast in Caturmasya? Why do men wear shikas? Why should one offer food before eating it? [Editor's Note: Caturmasya is the four months of rain, from July to October]