Giriraj Swami : Every morning Dr. Patel would walk with Srila Prabhupada along Juhu Beach. Sometimes Srila Prabhupada would call Dr. Patel a Mayavadi, although Dr. Patel would deny it and say that he was a Vaishnava. One morning, Srila Prabhupada criticized some famous Indian Mayavadi sannyasi, and Dr. Patel got so upset that he argued with Srila Prabhupada and chastised Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada argued back, “I’m not saying, Krishna’s saying.” The devotees were very upset, and later Tamal Krishna Goswami asked Srila Prabhupada, “Why do you spend so much time with him?” Srila Prabhupada said, “We have to engage everyone.” But it was very hard to understand Dr. Patel. Was he a Mayavadi or was he a Vaishnava? Srila Prabhupada told a story. “Once there was a man who spoke many languages. Nobody could figure out what his original language was, and everyone in the village wanted to know. They were curious, ‘Whom are we dealing with? What is his mother tongue? Where does he come from?’ But whatever language they spoke to him, he would respond perfectly and immediately in the same language. So, how to find out? Then one person said, ‘I will find out.’ So once, when the mysterious man wasn’t looking, this person came from behind and gave him a slap. Immediately the mysterious man started cursing in his original language.” Srila Prabhupada said, “Dr. Patel was like that mysterious man. Whatever language you spoke to Dr. Patel, he would respond in the same language. But when we hit on a sensitive point, then he spoke in his real language.