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The sadhus in India who have long hair and wander in the woods and stuff, I guess, do they have spiritual teachers? The sadhus in India

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"The sadhus in India who have long hair and wander in the woods and stuff, I guess, do they have spiritual teachers? The sadhus in India"

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Lecture -- Seattle, October 9, 1968:

Young man (4): The sādhus in India who have long hair and wander in the woods and stuff, I guess, do they have spiritual teachers? The sādhus in India. The ones who live in the forest and places like that? You know? Wander around...

Prabhupāda: Of course, those who are living in the forest, there is no barber. Naturally they have got long hairs. But why the sādhus in the city imitate them? There is no meaning. If a man is living in the forest, there is no facility of the barber. So he can keep long hairs. Why in the city?

Young man (4): No, I didn't mean the hair. I meant does a sādhu who lives in the woods, does he have a spiritual master or...

Prabhupāda: Oh, yes.

Young man (4): How does he live in the woods without a spiritual master and learn?

Prabhupāda: No. In the woods also there are many saintly persons. People go there, accept spiritual master, and live with the spiritual master. But that is not very much convenient in this age. So in this age nobody is going to the forest to find out spiritual master, but the spiritual master has to come and canvass from India to New York. (laughter) This is a different position. Yes?