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Conversation in Car

Type:
Room Conversation
Date:
August 12
Year:
1976
Place:
Tehran

Prabhupāda: …that is Kṛṣṇa’s mercy. But I am not that devotee. You are devotee. It is a fact. Kṛṣṇa supplies everything to the devotee’s comfort.

Dayānanda: Left or right?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: Right. Yes. Go down Jayapattim[?]. [break] Prabhupāda, in Vaiṣṇava temples, āśramas, do spiritual masters ever use the stick to rascal disciples?

Prabhupāda: No. [laughs]

Ātreya Ṛṣi: It is not customary at all?

Prabhupāda: It is used for my personal friend.

Ātreya Ṛṣi: But it would be nice, Śrīla Prabhupāda, once in a while…

Prabhupāda: No. There was devotee, Nityānanda’s contemporary, he used to whip. And his whipping means as soon as he whips, the man becomes a devotee. [break] [end]

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