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One always craves respect in this world, whether it be at his workplace, among his friends or in his family. This is because a person subconsciously determines his worth by the respect that he gains from the people around him. Hence, nobody likes to be disrespected. If we, as meager people of this world can demand respect, then what to say of the Supreme Personality of Godhead who is the Lord of this entire cosmic creation. God is the most natural person to be always respected. Anybody who disrespects the Lord, the pure devotees and the scriptures is bound to suffer horribly due to his malignancy.

Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Disrespectful category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.

Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books

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The following offenses are listed: (a) to be against the scriptural injunctions of the Vedic literature or to disrespect within one's heart the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam while externally falsely accepting its principles, (b) to introduce differing śāstras, (c) to chew pan and betel before the Deity, (d) to keep flowers for worship on the leaf of a castor oil plant, (e) to worship the Deity in the afternoon, (f) to sit on the altar or to sit on the floor to worship the Deity (without a seat), (g) to touch the Deity with the left hand while bathing the Deity, (h) to worship the Deity with a stale or used flower, (i) to spit while worshiping the Deity, (j) to advertise one's glory while worshiping the Deity, (k) to apply tilaka to one's forehead in a curved way. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.5.23-24)

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