|Canto 7: The Science of God||Chapter 12: The Perfect Society: Four Spiritual Classes|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 7.12.5
sayam pratas cared bhaikshyam
gurave tan nivedayet
bhunjita yady anujnato
no ced upavaset kvacit
sayam -- in the evening; pratah -- in the morning; caret -- should go out; bhaikshyam -- to collect alms; gurave -- unto the spiritual master; tat -- all that he collects; nivedayet -- should offer; bhunjita -- he should eat; yadi -- if; anujnatah -- ordered (by the spiritual master); no -- otherwise; cet -- if; upavaset -- should observe fasting; kvacit -- sometimes.
The brahmacari should go out morning and evening to collect alms, and he should offer all that he collects to the spiritual master. He should eat only if ordered to take food by the spiritual master; otherwise, if the spiritual master does not give this order, he may sometimes have to fast.
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His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness