Transcribed by Kristin

(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.2.9)

Srila PrabhupadaPrabhupada many times said, “A society of cats & dogs.” Some of his favourite sayings were rascal and cats & dogs. Prabhupada had the power to call people rascals because in front of him, everyone could realize, “I am a rascal.”

Ravindra Svarup das brought a professor of Hinduism who was introduced to Prabhupada. Prabhupada asked him what the definition of Hinduism was. The professor said, “That is hard to say.”  Prabhupada turned to Ravindra Svarupa, “What would you call that… Cheating!”

Prabhupada said, “That is right, cheating!” Professor cannot give a definition of Hinduism. Then, in moments, they had serious argument. They were raising their voices to each other and then Brahmananada, who used to be a wrestler, he came up to the professor and said, “You better get out of here before you make more offences!” 

The professor looked at him and got the point. He just got up and left. Twenty years later, Ravindra Svarup das met the professor. He said, “Oh, do you remember when I met Swami Bhaktivedanta!” Ravindra Svarup was about ready to sink into the ground. Then the professor said, “You know, he was right!”

So that is the power of purity. Then one can say rascal and one can do so many things.

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