DON’T SLEEP IN CLASS
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada …
he thought, “Because I am king, I can start a religion.” So, that is not possible.
dharmaṁ tu sākṣād bhagavat-praṇītaṁ
na vai vidur ṛṣayo nāpi devāḥ
na siddha-mukhyā asurā manuṣyāḥ
kutaś ca vidyādhara-cāraṇādayaḥ [SB 6.3.19]. (Aside:) If somebody dozes, it gives me too much pain. I asked you to go and sleep. I tell you frankly, it disturbs me too much when I speak if somebody dozes. Better not to sit. Sleep twentyfour hours, but don’t make show like: “I am sitting here,” and then dozing. This is very much disturbing to me. Better to frankly sleep. Why should this be? What is the reason? You don’t have full sleep? If you don’t have enough sleep, then extend. Make it eight o’clock. But sleep sufficiently. If six or seven hours of sleep are not sufficient, then sleep for thirteen or fourteen hours. But don’t be dozing like this. — Lecture in Gorakhpur, India, 12 February 1971.
– An expert from Sri Krishna-kathamrta Bindu, a free bi-monthly magazine service provided by Gopal Jiu Publications.