1. Regarding Vivekananda and the Ramakrishna Mission

    Acyutananda: In Calcutta we have a life member, Veni Sankara Sharma? You stayed at his house?
    Prabhupada: Hm, yes.
    Acyutananda: So he wrote a book called An Unknown Chapter of the Life of Swami Vivekananda. And in there he openly says that he smoked a hookah and ate meat.
    Prabhupada: Yes, that is known to everyone.
    Tamala Krsna: Was he praising that?
    Acyutananda: It was…. You know…
    Yasodanandana: In Hyderabad there is a cook who used to cook for the Ramakrishna Mission, and he said they used to cook any kind of meat.
    Prabhupada: Yes.
    Acyutananda: I said, "Did you ever cook human meat?" He said, "If they told me, I would have done that also." There was nothing beyond their diet. "Anything they told me to cook…"

    >>> Ref. VedaBase => Morning Walk — Madras, January 2, 1976