On this particular morning, Srila Prabhupada glanced in my direction and asked:
Prabhupada: Hare Krsna. So why you are becoming paramahamsa? This is paramahamsa dress.
Clearly the colour of my attire was incorrect and I immediately responded admitting that the colour needed to be changed.
Lokanath Swami: Yeah, I have to dye it today.
Srila Prabhupada cryptically suggested that:
Prabhupada: Donâ€™t become paramahamsa immediately. Paramahamsa is the last stage of sannyasa. First stage is kuticaka. Second stage is parivrajakacarya. Third stage isâ€¦. No, first stage is kuticaka. Then second stage is bahudaka, bahudaka. And third stage is parivrajakacarya, and fourth stage is paramahamsa. Therefore paramahaasa stage is the topmost .
Morning Walk, March 11, 1976, Mayapur