1. Srila Prabhupada warns about dhama aparadha

    Dhama aparadha. The greatest offence is to live in Vrndavana and have illicit sex. The greatest offence.. And other things also. These things are prohibited, no illicit sex, no intoxication, no gambling, no meat-eating.

    So such function is most offensive in Vrndavana. In other places it may be excused but here it is the greatest offence. In Vrndavana dhama what ever you do the result is 100 times increased.

    If you do devotional work then your devotion will be increased 100 times. In other places if you do 1% devotional that is 1%. If you do here 1% it will be 100%. Similarly if you do sinful activities 1% here, it will increase 100%. Vrndavana’s business is to increase, so better increase your devotional service than increase your material activities. That is Vrndavana. Suppose if you’re gambling, say 100 times increase. Which way will we shall try to 100 times? To get profit, or lose it? Hundred times loser, or 100 times gainer which is your business?

    Gainer. So, you do, ah? Even if you live for one day or two days and simply engaged in devotional service that will be 100 times increased. Therefore ordinary men is advised not to live in holy places more than three days. Because they are accustomed to do sinful activities, ah? As soon as they become a little acclimatised then they will begin sinful activities. It is better don’t live here more than three days. Go away.

    Morning Walk — February 11, 1974, Vrndavana