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Does bhakti-yoga allow cleaning up others' cigarettes, or buying cigarettes for others?

by Laxmimoni dasi

It depends on the reason behind the action. If your job is cleaning, and that's your work, and you must do it or you can't survive financially, then do what you have to do...but if you have a choice, it's better to avoid. As far as actually buying cigarettes; that I would avoid. It's better to tell someone "I'm sorry, but I don't believe that it's good for you or anyone to smoke, so therefore I don't want to buy these poisonous things for you." Buying someone cigarettes implicates you in their karma because you're assisting them to do the wrong thing.