May 24th, 1976

In the car driving out for his morning walk, Srila Prabhupada sat back and laughingly exclaimed, "I have a new theory: Man is good, woman is good. But when they combine together they become bad!" This past December when he received a letter from Gurudasa Swami saying how pleased he was that Prabhupada had relieved him of his association with his wife Prabhupada had written this new "theory" back to him. He has practical experience of how nicely his male and female disciples serve, but how much disturbance comes as soon as they combine. Still, it cannot be avoided and he has to push on, encouraging them all to chant and do as much as they can. He said that being married is better than being what he calls a "bachelor daddy." This is another term he has coined to refer to men who refuse to get married but still associate with women. They pose as brahmacaris, but their real mentality is to simply avoid responsibility; they are not actually detached. Although Srila Prabhupada sometimes laughs about it, as he mentioned yesterday in class, he does not find this kind of hypocrisy at all welcome.

- From the "A Transcendental Diary Vol 2" by HG Hari Sauri dasa