Srila Prabhupada would see from inside out, and he was a practical realist of mamaivamso jiva-loke jiva-bhutah sanatanah. Therefore, he had no bias in his relationship with living entities. The law in the ISKCON is that if you want to take sannyasa, your wife must append her signature to give you the green light. In other words, it has to be approved by your wife.