So, so far we are concerned, when our spiritual master used to chastise, we took it as blessing

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Srila Prabhupada remarks what Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur exclaimed one time, “Do you think that because you pay sixty rupees, you have purchased us? You can do anything and anything?”…………….
 
#Prabhupada: So, so far we are concerned, when our spiritual master used to chastise, we took it as blessing. That was very nice. And he would chastise like anything. “Damn rascal,” “foolish,” “stupid,” anything, all good words. [laughter] One day it so happened… That was not my fault. My another old Godbrother. Prabhupada was speaking. So I was very much fond of hearing. That gentleman, he was a retired doctor. So he wanted to speak something. He should not have done so. So naturally I also… And Prabhupada saw it, and he became so angry. So he knew that my attention was drawn by him. He chastised him like anything. He was old man, actually almost like his age. So he was paying sixty rupees in those days per month. So he became so angry, that “Do you think that because you pay sixty rupees, you have purchased us? You can do anything and anything?” He said like that. Very strong word he used. “Do you think that I am speaking for others? You have learned everything? You are diverting your attention.” So many ways, he was very, very angry. You see? So this is nice, to chastise.
 
>>> Ref. VedaBase => Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.9.1–4 – April 24, 1972, Tokyo
 

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