Chapter 17: Psychiatrist

Śrīla Prabhupāda Uvāca 17

October 7, 1972
(An excerpt from a letter)

One day in Śrīla Prabhupāda's room in Los Angeles, a psychiatrist criticized the devotees because he felt they forced the public to accept their services. Śrīla Prabhupāda quickly pointed out that this made the devotees better than him. Śrīla Prabhupāda said that the devotees give their services to all for free by going to them, but the psychiatrist makes the people come to him and then charges them. The psychiatrist fell silent.