Conversation in Car , Tehran , 1976-08-12

Prabhupāda: ...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]