1. Allowance for meat-eating devotees

    Umapati: The symbol of the United States is an eagle, which is a bird of prey.

    Prabhupada: No, eagle… Our symbol is also Garuda, big eagle. Yes. Big eagle, Garuda. And you know Garuda is not vegetarian? You know that?

    Prajapati: Snakes.

    Prabhupada: Yes. He is not vegetarian. So if one becomes a sincere devotee like Garuda, you can allow him to become non-vegetarian — if he cannot give it up.

    Morning Walk — January 12, 1974, Los Angeles