Srila Prabhupada often spoke about how he saw his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, appearing to him in dreams, asking him to come away with him, and accept the renounced order of life. Following is one such statement: “I was dreaming my spiritual master, that he’s calling me, and I was following him. When my dream was over, I was thinking. I was little horrified. Oh, Guru Maharaja wants me to become sannyasi. How can I accept sannyasa?' At that time, I was feeling not very satisfaction that I have to give up my family and have to become a mendicant. At that time, it was a horrible feeling. Sometimes I was thinking,No, I cannot take sannyasa.’ But again I saw the same dream. So in this way I was fortunate.”