- Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
Karilam Sannyasi Haya Gelo Vilasi
A sannyasi once returned from a speaking engagement and declared, "I delivered a superb speech that was much appreciated, so I shouldn't take ordinary rice prasada. Cook puris for me." When Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati heard of this he became disappointed and said, karilam sannyasi haya gelo vilasi: "I made them renunciants, but they became voluptuaries" - a ditty he often repeated in his later years. He often stated that several of his sannyasis were giving lectures simply to acquire prestige.