[Excerpt from Srila Gurudeva: Around the World, Holland 1996, the first book in a series of volumes on Srila Gurudeva’s world preaching tours.]

Only go to the very good doctors—the good devotees. By harinama and hari-katha, they will have your well-being assured. They are the best doctors and astrologers. I can tell anything here, I can predict and forecast the future of every person in this assembly, but I don’t do so because it is against Vaisnava etiquette. I know every person’s previous births, which number in the millions. Sometimes, you were pigs and hogs. Sometimes you were also dogs, and sometimes demigods.

Devotee: My Guru Maharaja told me that I am still a hog.

[Laughter]

Srila Gurudeva: So, I know everything, really I know. By the pulse of the patient’s hands, the doctor knows the cause of the disease and the disease itself.

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