Satsvarupa: They say God should be exemplary.
Prabhupada: No. God is not bound to prove His example character to you. You are a rascal.
Satsvarupa: Then how will I know what to follow?
Prabhupada: You learn! You come to me. I'll teach you and beat you with shoes and teach you. [laughter] Come to me. Why I am here? You come. I shall beat you with shoes and teach you. Then you'll learn. You require some beating with shoes. You are a bad student. So I'll do that. "Come on."
Conversation — January 25, 1977