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760812 - Conversation D - Tehran

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

760812R4-TEHRAN - August 12, 1976 - 01:21 Minutes

Prabhupāda: (in car) . . . 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)