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If guru-vaisnava blesses, even a crow can become a peacock. There is vast ocean of difference between peacock and crow. Still, by guru-vaisnava, a crow can become a peacock

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"if guru-vaiṣṇava blesses, even a crow can become a peacock. That is the . . . there is vast ocean of difference between peacock and crow. Still, by guru-vaiṣṇava, a crow can become a peacock"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1972 Conversations and Morning Walks

There is a story. Do you know it? Do you know? The crow imitated a peacock. He got some tail feathers and put, (laughter) holding his head up, and began to… So that is imitation. But if guru-vaiṣṇava blesses, even a crow can become a peacock. That is the... There is vast ocean of difference between peacock and crow. Still, by guru-vaiṣṇava, a crow can become a peacock.


Prabhupāda: . . . the crow and a peacock dance. Kāka-mayur. There is a story. Do you know it? Do you know? The crow imitated a peacock. He got some tail feathers and put, (laughter) holding his head up, and began to . . . so that is imitation.

But if guru-vaiṣṇava blesses, even a crow can become a peacock. That is the . . . there is vast ocean of difference between peacock and crow. Still, by guru-vaiṣṇava, a crow can become a peacock.

Śyāmasundara: The other day I was hearing a tape, a philosophy tape, of you telling a story about a man who sawed himself off a limb.

Prabhupāda: Huh?

Śyāmasundara: He cut himself off the limb. The sages said: "Oh, you are such a great fool, you should marry the queen."

Prabhupāda: Oh.

Śyāmasundara: But I forgot the end part. After Sarasvatī, Goddess Sarasvatī, gave him knowledge, then what happened? I can’t remember.

Prabhupāda: Then he is coming back.

Śyāmasundara: After he was given knowledge . . . then how does the story go?

Prabhupāda: Then he returned to his wife. So he was knocking door. The wife was very, very sorry that, "My husband is such a fool." And he began to write. Asti-vada viśeṣa . Asti-kaścid vāda viśeṣa. The wife was very great Sanskrit scholar . . . (indistinct) . . . "Yes. I will write book." Then he began to write. She was very happy.