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I thought, "Oh, I cannot do this. I cannot accept this sannyasa." But My Guru Maharaja was so kind, and he is so kind still. Then he forced me, that "You must do it," taking, pulling my ear, he brought me to this line. In the beginning I was not willing

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When my Guru Mahārāja ordered me... When I was manager in Bose's laboratory, so he ordered me. So I thought, "Oh, I cannot do this. I cannot accept this sannyāsa." But he was so kind, and he is so kind still. Then he forced me, that "You must do it," taking, pulling my ear, he brought me to this line. In the beginning I was not willing. So it is his causeless mercy upon me.


Initiation Lecture -- Los Angeles, July 13, 1971:

Actual aim of spiritual life—to come to the stage of loving God. That is real spiritual life. If one wants to take to spiritual life for some other gain, that is not . . . that is offense that, "I will chant Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra. So my income is now one thousand dollar, it will be three thousand dollar." (chuckles) Not like that. It may be reduced (laughter) sometime. (laughs) Just like our Dayānanda is. His income is now reduced by chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa, but he is not giving up. That is wanted. You see?

Sometimes it is found that in incidents you will find in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, yasyānugṛhṇāmi hariṣye tad . . . (SB 10.88.8) Therefore sometimes people do not come to worship, because generally they say: "The Viṣṇu worship, or Vaiṣṇavas, they are generally poor. So I don't want to be poor." (laughs) Yes. I was thinking like that. (laughter)

When my Guru Mahārāja ordered me . . . when I was manager in Bose's laboratory, so he ordered me. So I thought, "Oh, I cannot do this. I cannot accept this sannyāsa." But he was so kind, and he is so kind still. Then he forced me that, "You must do it," taking . . . pulling my ear, he brought me to this life. In the beginning I was not willing. So it is his causeless mercy upon me. That I can understand now. I can understand now how much I have been relieved by accepting this life. So sometimes we find that our income is reduced.