(Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja Prabhupada in Melbourne)
To my friends in the grhasta-ashrama.
My dandavats Sriman Uddharan.
By chance after advising you not to take advantage of your gentle wife’s no fighting stance I happened to read this demand of Srila Prabhupada upon a bride to be (“I do promise to always serve and obey my husband . . . ”):
Śyāmasundara: “Henceforward from this day…”
Prabhupāda: Let him promise.
Prabhupāda: You promise, “I…”
Śyāmasundara: You, Sanaka dāsa…
Prabhupāda: Say, “I, Sanaka dāsa…”
Sanaka: I, Sanaka dāsa…
Prabhupāda: Ah! “…take charge of you…”
Śyāmasundara: “…take charge of you…”