Giriraj Swami : A devotee named Dravida, who later became Pancha Dravida Swami, approached Srila Prabhupada on the veranda in Calcutta. He said “In the early days, all the devotees had a personal relationship with you, but now ISKCON has become so big.” Srila Prabhupada replied, “ISKCON may be big, but I’m still small.” Dravida said, “But in the early days devotees could come and talk to you.” Prabhupada said, “Are you not talking to me now?” Dravida wanted to be a devotee but outside ISKCON. He said, “Well Srila Prabhupada, would it be all right if I left ISKCON and practiced Krishna consciousness outside?” Srila Prabhupada said, “Yes.” Dravida said, “So, do I have your blessings to move outside?” Prabhupada said, “How can I give you my blessings to do something I don’t want you to do?