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Prabhupada, in Vaisnava temples, asramas, do spiritual masters ever use the stick to rascal disciples?

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

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Morning Walk, House Visit, Evening Darsana -- August 12, 1976, Tehran:

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? Right?

Ātreya Ṛṣi: 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 awhile...

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.