Prabhupāda: . . . the crow and a peacock dance. Kāka-mayur. There is a story. Do you know it? Do you know? The crow imitated a peacock. He got some tail feathers and put, (laughter) holding his head up, and began to . . . so that is imitation.
But if guru-vaiṣṇava blesses, even a crow can become a peacock. That is the . . . there is vast ocean of difference between peacock and crow. Still, by guru-vaiṣṇava, a crow can become a peacock.
Śyāmasundara: The other day I was hearing a tape, a philosophy tape, of you telling a story about a man who sawed himself off a limb.
Śyāmasundara: He cut himself off the limb. The sages said: "Oh, you are such a great fool, you should marry the queen."
Śyāmasundara: But I forgot the end part. After Sarasvatī, Goddess Sarasvatī, gave him knowledge, then what happened? I can’t remember.
Prabhupāda: Then he is coming back.
Śyāmasundara: After he was given knowledge . . . then how does the story go?
Prabhupāda: Then he returned to his wife. So he was knocking door. The wife was very, very sorry that, "My husband is such a fool." And he began to write. Asti-vada viśeṣa . Asti-kaścid vāda viśeṣa. The wife was very great Sanskrit scholar . . . (indistinct) . . . "Yes. I will write book." Then he began to write. She was very happy.