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Swamiji you were once a businessman

Umapati Swami : I fixed Prabhupada's equipment and afterwards somebody played a Ravi Shankar record. When the music came on Prabhupada smiled. Somebody said, "Do you like this music, Swamiji?" He said, "This music is sense gratification." Hayagriva said, "That's a raga! They play it in temples!" Prabhupada said, "This music is sense gratification." Hayagriva said, "But it's Ravi Shankar! It's a raga! They play it in temples!" Prabhupada said, "No, it is sense gratification." Hayagriva kept insisting, "No, it's a raga." Then Prabhupada said, "Ravi Shankar is a businessman." Then somebody said, "What if he wants to be a devotee?" Prabhupada said, "Fine, let him come." Somebody else said, "But Swamiji, you were once a businessman." Prabhupada said, "Because I went naked then, I should go naked now?" Meanwhile, Hayagriva was fuming, "But it's a raga!" Prabhupada and I laughed at him.


Reference: Memories Anecdotes of a Modern Day Saint - Volume 3 by Siddhanta Dasa