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Initiations & Wedding

Type: Initiation
Date: Oct. 1, 1969
Location: London
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Devotee: [background] Śrī Guru, Kṛṣṇa.

Prabhupāda: First of all who are to be initiated? Yes, sit down.

Devotee (2): He wants to be initiated.

Prabhupāda: Eh?

Devotee (2): He wants to be initiated.

Prabhupāda: He wants, sit down. Who are to be initiated. Take.

Mālatī: Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Prabhupāda: Four another? Another place.

Devotee: Oh that's the sacred thread.

Prabhupāda: Sacred thread, oh.

Devotee: Trivikrama [indistinct].

Devotee (2): Did he get one?

Devotee: Trivikrama [indistinct].

Prabhupāda: Ah?

Devotee: They want.

Prabhupāda: So they can sit down also. [Tinkling sound]

[mātājī whispering]

Prabhupāda: Just see how I am doing. One, two, three. Four. Begin.

Devotee: [japa].

Devotee (2): One two three and then...

Devotee: [japa].

Prabhupāda: [break] So what is your news from London?

Śyāmasundara: Ah, Śacī-suta[?].

Prabhupāda: Eh?

Śyāmasundara: We have just [indistinct] pandal[?].

Prabhupāda: Ah. Certificate you have got?

Śyāmasundara: Yes.

Prabhupāda: Occupation, certificate?

Śyāmasundara: Yes.

Prabhupāda: For three years?

Śyāmasundara: Two years.

Prabhupāda: So you're renovating work is going on there?

Śyāmasundara: Yes.

Prabhupāda: Hm. Right-hand, right-hand. Should be [indistinct]. It should be.

Devotee: Like this?

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Devotee: [japa]

Prabhupāda: Where is Puruṣottama?

Devotee: [japa]

Devotee (2): Jaya-ya!

Prabhupāda: [Chants the following mantra with devotees repeating responsively]

oṁ apavitraḥ pavitro vā
sarvāvasthāṁ gato 'pi vā
yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ
sa bāhyābhyantaraḥ śuciḥ

[Garuḍa Purāṇa]

śrī viṣṇu śrī viṣṇu śrī viṣṇu

[Either pure or impure, or having passed through all conditions of material life, if one can remember the lotus-eyed Kṛṣṇa, he becomes externally and internally clean.]

You can chant Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Devotees: [japa]

Prabhupāda: Do again. Come on.

Devotees: [japa]

Not see? How? Then why you're keeping in your hand, the pot. Do like. Keep it in my hand, you should be intelligent, how to do it. Finish. I told you that you see, all of you see how I am doing. But why you're keeping this pot in your hand? Minor things if you cannot follow then other things, how you will be able to follow? Now do it, do it. Finish it. Do it as you like if you cannot follow what can I do?

Kulaśekhara: Three drops.

Devotee (2): Drink?

Devotee: Now one more. [indistinct]

Prabhupāda: Yes! That's it. Now chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. Yes that's it. Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Devotees: [japa]

Prabhupāda: [Chants the following mantra with devotees repeating responsively]

oṁ apavitraḥ pavitro vā
sarvāvasthāṁ gato 'pi vā
yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ
sa bāhyābhyantaraḥ śuciḥ

[Garuḍa Purāṇa]

śrī viṣṇu śrī viṣṇu śrī viṣṇu

[Either pure or impure, or having passed through all conditions of material life, if one can remember the lotus-eyed Kṛṣṇa, he becomes externally and internally clean.]

Again see, one, three, four.

Devotees: [japa]

Devotee:

nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine

I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, who is very dear to Lord Kṛṣṇa on this earth, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.

Prabhupāda: You get beads?

Mātājī: Oh!

Prabhupāda: [Chants the following mantra with devotees repeating responsively]

oṁ apavitraḥ pavitro vā
sarvāvasthāṁ gato 'pi vā
yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ
sa bāhyābhyantaraḥ śuciḥ

[Garuḍa Purāṇa]

śrī viṣṇu śrī viṣṇu śrī viṣṇu

[Either pure or impure, or having passed through all conditions of material life, if one can remember the lotus-eyed Kṛṣṇa, he becomes externally and internally clean.]

Devotee: Hare Kṛṣṇa!

Prabhupāda: The purport of this mantra, mantra means—man means mind and tra means delivering. So every mantra means deliverance from the mental platform. In the material world, everyone is living on the bodily or mental platform. Those who are grossly materialists they are living on the bodily concept of life, "I am this body, therefore enjoy the senses as far as possible, that is my life."

This is bodily concept of life and those who are a little more advanced they are living on the mental platform, philosophy, speculation and poetry. Literature, like that. That is mental platform. Somebody is actually having sense gratification directly and somebody is reading about sense gratification and enjoying. So one is directly enjoying sense gratification, body to body, they are grosser and those who are enjoying on the mental platform they are subtler, that's all. But the field of activities are the same.

From mind we come to the gross platform, actually our this body develops on the mind, the situation of the mind. We prepare our next life, next body on the situation of the mind. At the time of death the mental condition will carry me to a different type of body. The example is given, just like air carries the flavor or odour, bad smell or good smell. According to the place the air is passing. If it is passing on a filthy place then it will carry some air which is obnoxious. I will say, "oh it is a bad smell."

Sarasvatī: Oh!

Prabhupāda: If it is passing on some rose flower garden then it will carry some nice flavor. I will say, "oh it is a nice flavor," you see? But this flavor is in subtle stage, similarly our mental condition will be carried. I am a spirit soul, I am covered in subtle body, mind, ego and intelligence and then my gross body develops.

This body of five elements. These things are very nicely explained in the Bhagavad-gītā, seventh chapter. You should read very carefully. So material existence means to live on the mental platform that is transferring me or transmigrating. Helping me, transmigrating from one type of body to another.

Another type, another type, another type in this way the living soul is eternal but is entrapped by the material mind and gross elements and he is forced to change place. As you are changing our body even in this life from childhood to this grown-up body. So this is going on but actually we are spirit soul, eternal. We don't require to be changed. We have got our eternal situation. Therefore mantra means to get release from this gross and subtle stage of life. Mantra. Man means mind and tra means deliverance. Every mantra. All these Vedic mantras they are meant for that purpose. To deliver the living entity from the mental platform.

First of all we think in the mind then we strongly feel, then we will and then we act. Acting is the last stage, just like I want to construct a building. First of all I imagine, "Oh I shall construct such a nice building." Then I feel for it, then I will for it, then actually I begin the work and it comes up. In all activities. So, now what sort of feeling we should indulge in? That is the question.

If we indulge in this material feeling then we shall be continuing this change or continuing this transmigration from one body to another. And so long we are in this material body, maybe either in this body. Somebody you have got European body, somebody have got Indian body, somebody have some other body, animal's body, or demigod's body, or microbe's body. There are so many 8,400,000 species of body, but the spirit soul is one. Their quality is one but their... according to the mental status they are developing different types of body.

So mantra means to deliver one from. So what kind of mantra will deliver you? But this Viṣṇu mantra because Viṣṇu can give you deliverance. Viṣṇu or the Supreme Lord, nobody can give you deliverance, only Viṣṇu the Supreme Lord. Viṣṇu means all pervading Personality of Godhead the Supreme Lord.

Take for example, just like one man is condemned to death, so according to law he is condemned to be hanged. Nobody can excuse him, nobody can excuse him but the King can excuse, he has got the prerogative. If the condemned person appeals to the King and if the King thinks it proper, "All right this man may be excused." Then it is, he can be excused. I think this is the law in your country also.

The supreme executive head can excuse. Similarly we are under the laws of material nature and we are entangling ourselves in such a way that it is very difficult for us to get out of this process of transmigrating from one body to another. It is very difficult. We are creating another body, another body, another body, another body, another body, this way. The only process to get deliverance from this entanglement of transmigration from one body to another is Viṣṇu.

Therefore the initiation means to re-establish your eternal relationship with Viṣṇu and thereby get yourself out of this material clutches and go back to Godhead, back to home and enjoy there eternal life of bliss and knowledge. This is Kṛṣṇa Consciousness Movement. Kṛṣṇa Consciousness Movement means to keep oneself always in Viṣṇu consciousness or Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Then at the time of death if he keeps his Viṣṇu consciousness he will be immediately transferred to the Viṣṇu-loka or Kṛṣṇa-loka and his human form of life will be successful.

So, now this Viṣṇu, this holy name of the Supreme Lord can be uttered by anyone, apavitraḥ pavitro vā. Either he is in contaminated state or he is in liberated state it doesn't matter, he can chant: apavitraḥ pavitro vāsarvāvasthāṁ. Sarvāvasthāṁ means in all conditions of life, it doesn't matter. But once it has begun you cannot check it then your progress will be hampered. Just like if you burn fire, ignite fire, immediately you get heat, there is no doubt about it. As soon as there is fire there is heat, you feel there is heat. But if you ignite fire at the same time pour water on it. Then how you can have blazing fire? No. It will be checked.

It will be checked, therefore if you want to keep the blazing fire you should not pour water which is against... Similarly, as soon as you utter the name of Viṣṇu or Kṛṣṇa you immediately become freed from all sinful activities. [indistinct]. The reaction of sinful activities.

oṁ apavitraḥ pavitro vā
sarvāvasthāṁ gato 'pi vā
yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ

[Either pure or impure, or having passed through all conditions of material life, if one can remember the lotus-eyed Kṛṣṇa, he becomes externally and internally clean.]

Anyone who chants or remembers the Viṣṇu, Lord Viṣṇu. Jaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ sa vāhyābhyantaraṁ śuciḥ, immediately he becomes purified freed from the contamination of all sinful activities. That is a fact. But if you again commit sinful activities then your progress will be checked.

We should always remember like that, don't think that because this chanting of Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra will nullify the reaction of all sinful activities, so let me commit sin and again chant Hare Kṛṣṇa it will be nullified. This is greatest offence, just like somebody goes to the church and he confesses his sinful activities. Of course in the church if one confesses his sinful activities, immediately nullified. But if you come out, again commit the same then what is this? This is not intelligence. This is not intelligence, if you have... just like you contaminate some disease and you go to the physician he gives you some medicine.

Your diseases is counteracted but again you contaminate and again come to the doctor, what is this business? This is not very good business, therefore everyone should be very careful that so long whatever I have done sinful activities, all, now it is washed off because I am now initiated to chant the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra. But don't commit it again. That is our warning, therefore our students are, I mean, pledged not to commit this four kinds of sin.

What is that? Illicit sex life, and meat-eating, intoxication and gambling. These are the four corners or four direction of sinful activities. If you indulge in these four things then your volumes of sinful activities will simply increase, now stop this. Stop this, close this door, don't enter again then this purificatory process will keep you in tact and your life will be successful.

oṁ apavitraḥ pavitro vā
sarvāvasthāṁ gato 'pi vā
yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ
sa bāhyābhyantaraḥ śuciḥ

[Garuḍa Purāṇa]

[Either pure or impure, or having passed through all conditions of material life, if one can remember the lotus-eyed Kṛṣṇa, he becomes externally and internally clean.]

Śuciḥ, you are now being purified but don't commit any more sinful activities. That they are very simple things, illicit sex life. So in our society there is no allowance for illicit sex life. If you want sex life then you get yourself married and use sex life only for begetting nice children, Kṛṣṇa conscious children. Just like these children are born from the very beginning they are becoming Kṛṣṇa conscious. They are dancing, they are chanting in this way from the very beginning their life is purified.

So human life is meant for purification, this life is not meant for amassing, amassing more and more the resultant action of sinful life. So far animal life is concerned they are not... Just like if you violate laws because you are human being you are punished, but animal is not punished because they have no sense. If you keep your car, keep to the left, if you keep your car on the right side you are punished. But the if a dog goes from the right to the left, or the left to the right he is not punished because it is a dog. It is not under any law.

So every law is meant for human being, all scriptures, all Vedas, all law books, all statues books they are meant for human life. Not for animal life. The more we abide by the laws, the more we advance in human form of life. That is the principal and the more we disobey the laws, either the laws of nature, the laws of the state, any, or the laws of religion the more we become animal. Therefore in human life there should be restricted. Lawful life either in religious law or state laws or nature's laws then you will keep very fit for making progress in further developed consciousness. And the summit consciousness is Kṛṣṇa Consciousness that is our original consciousness. Just like original sky means clear sky and the sky sometimes becomes cloudy, misty, foggy, that is not original.

Similarly except Kṛṣṇa consciousness, except God consciousness, any other consciousness means cloudy, cloudy consciousness. Just like the sky, except clear sky whether it is cloud or mist or fog or something else, this is not clear. This is contaminated, similarly any other consciousness, except Kṛṣṇa consciousness and what is Kṛṣṇa consciousness or God consciousness? God is great I am small and I am dependent on God, this is Kṛṣṇa consciousness or God consciousness. Never try to become that, "I am God, I am great," this is cloudy, misty.

How you are God? You cannot be God, you do not know what is God therefore you claim. There are so many rascals that claim that they are God. God is so cheap thing? No. God is great and I am small. Therefore my business is to abide by the order's of God, to become servant of God this is my actual life. And the more and we develop that life—the servant of God that is perfect life, that is perfect life.

The more we feel [chuckles], the more we act, as servant of God that is perfect life. And the more we feel that I am God, I am servant of my senses, I am servant of my country, I am servant of my society, I am servant of my dog and so many things. That is adulterated consciousness. You should always think that I am servant of Kṛṣṇa, I am servant of God and act in that way.

So this initiation means beginning life in that consciousness, Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Now it is up to you to develop or to degrade. The spiritual master duty is, "My dear boy, you write 'a' like this, this way." [indistinct]. So the spiritual master's duty is there. You do like that, you write like that, now if you write like this and practice it very nicely your handwriting becomes very nice and you are praised by everyone and you have become an educated literate man. Exactly like that a spiritual master's duty is to give you indication, direction, this is the way of spiritual realization.

This is the way of Kṛṣṇa consciousness he is always prepared to help you. Now it is up to you to take chance, don't expect any miracles. You must work yourself for advancing in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, it is a great science. So if you work sincerely and seriously then your life will be successful you will also meet Kṛṣṇa face-to-face, just like we are meeting face-to-face. You will talk with Kṛṣṇa, you will enjoy life with Kṛṣṇa as the Kṛṣṇa's cowherd boys, the gopīs, or as Kṛṣṇa's parents, or Kṛṣṇa's other servants and friends.

Similarly you can become Kṛṣṇa's friend, Kṛṣṇa's servant but either you become friend or servant or lover or parent whatever you become, any relationship. That is the in transcendental platform there are all the same. On the same level that you will realize as you make advancement.

So mantra means, don't be mental speculator or... Try to follow the rules and regulation and instruction and don't go by the dictation of the mind then your life will be successful.

Devotees: Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Prabhupāda: [Chants the following mantras with devotees repeating responsively]

vande 'haṁ śrī-guroḥ śrī-yuta-pada-kamalaṁ śrī-gurūn vaiṣṇavāṁś ca
śrī-rūpaṁ sāgrajātaṁ saha-gaṇa-raghunāthānvitaṁ taṁ sa-jīvam
sādvaitaṁ sāvadhūtaṁ parijana-sahitaṁ kṛṣṇa-caitanya-devaṁ...

[I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master and of all the other preceptors on the path of devotional service. I offer my respectful obeisances unto all the Vaiṣṇavas and unto the Six Gosvāmīs, including Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī, Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, Jīva Gosvāmī and their associates. I offer my respectful obeisances unto Śrī Advaita Ācārya Prabhu, Śrī Nityānanda Prabhu, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, and all His devotees, headed by Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura. I then offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of Lord Kṛṣṇa, Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī and all the gopīs, headed by Lalitā and Viśākhā.]

You’re not chanting, here? You're not here? Try to chant loudly, yes. Hm.

śrī-rādhā-kṛṣṇa-pādān saha-gaṇa-lalitā-śrī-viśākhānvitāṁś ca
nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine

I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, who is very dear to Lord Kṛṣṇa on this earth, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.

nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktisiddhānta-sarasvatīti nāmine

I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, who is very dear to Lord Kṛṣṇa on this earth, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.

śrī-vārṣabhānavī-devī-dayitāya kṛpābdhaye
kṛṣṇa-sambandha-vijñāna-dāyine prabhave namaḥ

I offer my respectful obeisances to Śrīla Vārṣabhānavī-devī-dayita dāsa [another name of Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī], who is favored by Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī and who is the ocean of transcendental mercy and the deliverer of the science of Kṛṣṇa.

mādhuryojjvala-premāḍhya-śrī-rūpānuga-bhaktida-
śrī-gaura-karuṇā-śakti-vigrahāya namo 'stu te

I offer my respectful obeisances unto you, the personified energy of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's mercy, who delivers devotional service enriched with conjugal love of Śrī Śrī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa, coming exactly in the line of revelation of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī.

namas te gaura-vāṇī-śrī-mūrtaye dīna-tāriṇe
rūpānuga-viruddhāpasiddhānta-dhvānta-hāriṇe

I offer my respectful obeisances unto you, who are the personified teachings of Lord Caitanya. You are the deliverer of the fallen souls. You do not tolerate any statement against the teachings of devotional service enunciated by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī.

namo gaura-kiśorāya sākṣād-vairāgya-mūrtaye
vipralambha-rasāmbhodhe pādāmbujāya te namaḥ

I offer my respectful obeisances unto Śrīla Gaurakiśora dāsa Bābājī Mahārāja [the spiritual master of Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī], who is renunciation personified. He is always merged in a feeling of separation and intense love of Kṛṣṇa.

namo bhaktivinodāya sac-cid-ānanda-nāmine
gaura-śakti-svarūpāya rūpānuga-varāya te

I offer my respectful obeisances unto Śrīla Saccidānanda Bhaktivinoda, who is the transcendental energy of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. He is a strict follower of the Gosvāmīs, headed by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī.

gaurāvirbhāva-bhūmes tvaṁ nirdeṣṭā saj-jana-priyaḥ
vaiṣṇava-sārvabhaumaḥ śrī-jagannāthāya te namaḥ

I offer my respectful obeisances to Śrīla Jagannātha dāsa Bābājī, who is respected by the entire Vaiṣṇava community and who confirmed the discovery of the place where Lord Caitanya appeared.

vāñchā-kalpatarubhyaś ca kṛpā-sindhubhya eva ca
patitānāṁ pāvenebhyo vaiṣṇavebhyo namo namaḥ

I offer my respectful obeisances unto all the Vaiṣṇava devotees of the Lord. They are just like desire trees who can fulfill the desires of everyone, and they are full of compassion for the fallen conditioned souls.

pañca-tattvātmakaṁ kṛṣṇaṁ bhakta-rūpa-svarūpakam
bhaktāvatāraṁ bhaktākhyaṁ namāmi bhakta-śaktikam

I offer my obeisances unto the Supreme Lord, Kṛṣṇa, who is nondifferent from His features as a devotee, devotional manifestation, devotional incarnation, pure devotee and devotional energy.

namo mahā-vadānyāya kṛṣṇa-prema-pradāya te
kṛṣṇāya kṛṣṇa-caitanya-nāmne gaura-tviṣe namaḥ

O most munificent incarnation! You are Kṛṣṇa Himself appearing as Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu. You have assumed the golden color of Śrīmātī Rādhārāṇī, and You are widely distributing pure love of Kṛṣṇa. We offer our respectful obeisances unto You.

he kṛṣṇa karuṇā-sindho dīna-bandho jagat-pate
gopeśa gopikā-kānta rādhā-kānta namo 'stu te

O my dear Kṛṣṇa, O ocean of mercy, O friend of the distressed and the source of creation, O master of the cowherd men and the lover of the gopīs, especially Rādhārāṇī, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.

Ah, then.

jayatāṁ suratau paṅgor mama manda-mater gatī
mat-sarvasva-padāmbhojau rādhā-madana-mohanau

Glory to the all-merciful Rādhā and Madana-mohana! I am lame and ill advised, yet They are my directors, and Their lotus feet are everything to me.

dīvyad-vṛndāraṇya-kalpa-drumādhaḥ
śrīmad-ratnāgāra-siṁhāsana-sthau
śrīmad-rādhā-śrīla-govinda-devau
preṣṭālībhiḥ sevyamānau smarāmi

In a temple of jewels in Vṛndāvana, underneath a desire tree, Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Govinda, served by Their most confidential associates, sit upon an effulgent throne. I offer my humble obeisances unto Them.

śrīmān rāsa-rasārambhī vaṁśī-vaṭa-taṭa-sthitaḥ
karṣan veṇu-svanair gopīr gopīnāthaḥ śriye 'stu naḥ

Śrī Śrīla Gopīnātha, who originated the transcendental mellow of the rāsa dance, stands on the shore in Vaṁṣīvaṭa and attracts the attention of the cowherd damsels with the sound of His celebrated flute. May they all confer upon us their benediction.

tapta-kāñcana-gaurāṅgi rādhe vṛndāvaneśvari
vṛṣabhānu-sute devi praṇamāmi hari-priye

I offer my respectful obeisances to Śrīmātī Rādhārāṇī, whose bodily complexion is like molten gold and who is the Queen of Vṛndāvana. You are the daughter of King Vṛṣabhānu, and You are very dear to Lord Kṛṣṇa.

Hare, Kṛṣṇa, Hare, Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa, Hare, Hare
Hare, Rāma, Hare, Rāma, Rāma, Rāma, Hare, Hare

O Śrīmāti Rādhārāṇī (the divine energy of the Lord Kṛṣṇa), O all-attractive reservoir of pleasure, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, please engage me in Your loving devotional service.

Devotees: Haribol!

Yamunā: Hari!

Prabhupāda: Give me that list. [indistinct] Alright.

Read it, number eight. What is this? Eh?

Devotee: Our japa beads.

Mātājī: Our japa beads.

Devotee: Yes.

Devotee: [japa]

Prabhupāda: All right.

Devotees: [japa].

Prabhupāda: Yamunā, take these flowers and decorate there.

Yamunā: Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Prabhupāda: Down, up... like that.

Devotees: [japa].

Prabhupāda: [japa] ... Garland?

Devotees: [japa].

Prabhupāda: Begins from the bigger side. The big bead. And chant like this:

Hare, Kṛṣṇa, Hare, Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa, Hare, Hare
Hare, Rāma, Hare, Rāma, Rāma, Rāma, Hare, Hare

Finish one then take one other and in this way come to this side. Don't cross, again begin from this. [indistinct].

Devotee: Deva.

Prabhupāda: Puruṣottama, he will teach you. Eh?

Puruṣottama: Devadatta.

Prabhupāda: Your spiritual name is Devadatta. Devadatta. D e v a d u tt a. Devadatta.

Devotees: Hare Kṛṣṇa. Haribol!

Prabhupāda: Come.

Devotee: Hare Kṛṣṇa!

Prabhupāda: Chant the mantra. Just chant.

Devadatta:

nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine

I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, who is very dear to Lord Kṛṣṇa on this earth, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.

Prabhupāda: So you remember, you know what are the restriction?

Devadatta: Yes.

Prabhupāda: What is that?

Devadatta: No illicit sex, no meat eating.

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Devadatta: No gambling. And no intoxication.

Prabhupāda: Yes. So you shall follow, all this. You should follow these restriction and happy.

Devotees: Hare Kṛṣṇa! Hare Kṛṣṇa! Haribol! [japa].

Prabhupāda: Don't touch on the ground, keep it like this, Make a, make a, make a bag, you have seen the bag. You can prepare bags, like that? You can prepare bag?

Puruṣottama: Make a bead bag.

Prabhupāda: Yes, bead bag.

Devotees: [japa].

Prabhupāda: [japa]. This platform. Yes. [japa]. [indistinct] no?

Yamunā: No sandalwood. [indistinct]

Prabhupāda: This was meant for[?].

Yamunā: Big bloom, I like more...

Prabhupāda: 108, you have counted 108 beads?

Devotees: [japa]. [Child crying]. [japa].

Prabhupāda: [japa]. Make it nicely, tightly, kumbha.

Yamunā: I'll show him?

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Yamunā: The knot.

Prabhupāda: Yes. The same process, begin from the bigger one, come to this side. Again begin from here and come to this side. This 16 rounds, daily. Take all instruction from your god-sisters. One round. You know the mantras? Now, please chant.

Draupadī:

nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine

I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, who is very dear to Lord Kṛṣṇa on this earth, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.

Prabhupāda: Take it. What is her name?

Puruṣottama: Droopadī.

Prabhupāda: Eh? Draupadī.

Devotees: Haribol!

Prabhupāda: Take that. [Laughs] That's all right. [Laughs] But, Draupadī had five husbands.

Devotees: [Laughter]. Haribol.

Prabhupāda: Don't imitate.

Devotees: [Laughter].

Prabhupāda: [Laughs]. Ha, that's all right. So, so far you are married. Now you, your, his name is Devadatta?

Puruṣottama: Devadatta. And they have a little son.

Prabhupāda: And Draupadī. So you just, stand up, how to accept her, tell her. Yes. Like that, yes.

Puruṣottama: Say [indistinct]?

Prabhupāda: Yes, you know how. Tell that.

Puruṣottama: Devadatta prabhu [indistinct] Draupadi prabhu. Draup...

Devotee (2): Draupadi prabhu.

Devadatta: [indistinct] I don't.

Prabhupāda: Why not? You're seeing always, you should know? Do.

Puruṣottama: Devadatta prabhu do you promise to take charge of Draupadī and protect her and take care of her.

Prabhupāda: Then like him. Then like him. What he says, you say.

Puruṣottama: Does he say yes? I ask him and he says yes?

Prabhupāda: Now, he, he repeat the words, what you say, you say "I Devadatta." You say like this. "I Devadatta." [indistinct], why don't you see [indistinct]? You say "I Devadatta." You say.

Devadatta: I Devadatta.

Prabhupāda: Ah, I accept you.

Devadatta: I accept you.

Prabhupāda: Draupadī as my wife.

Devadatta: As my wife.

Prabhupāda: Yes, I shall take charge of you.

Devadatta: I shall take charge of you.

Prabhupāda: For your life.

Devadatta: For your life.

Prabhupāda: For your comfortable life.

Devadatta: For your comfortable life.

Prabhupāda: And Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

Devadatta: And Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

Prabhupāda: You say, you say. I Draupadī.

Draupadī: I Draupadī.

Prabhupāda: I accept you.

Draupadī: I accept you.

Prabhupāda: As my husband, as your wife. To serve you.

Draupadī: To serve you.

Prabhupāda: Why don't you say? To serve you.

Draupadī: As my wife to serve you.

Prabhupāda: Everyone should hear. This is a promise. And to serve you.

Draupadī: And to serve you.

Prabhupāda: Throughout my whole life.

Draupadī: Throughout my whole life.

Prabhupāda: There will be no separation.

Draupadī: There will be no separation.

Prabhupāda: In any condition.

Draupadī: In any condition.

Prabhupāda: Either in distress or in happiness.

Draupadī: Either in distress or in happiness.

Prabhupāda: And we shall live together peacefully for Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

Draupadī: And we shall live together peacefully for Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

Prabhupāda: That's alright. Now change your garlands. Yes.

Devotees: Haribol! Hare Kṛṣṇa!

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa, now you come to this side you go to that side. Like that. And you cover the head.

Draupadī: Prabhupāda?

Prabhupāda: Yes?

Draupadī: We have a little boy, Dylan.

Prabhupāda: That's all right. Boy cannot see the marriage of father and mother.

Devotee: [Laughs]

Prabhupāda: That's all right. [Laughs] It is not good that boy shall see the marriage of father and mother.

Draupadī: No! [Laughs]

Devotees: [Laughter].

Prabhupāda: Yes. Boy is expected to come out after the marriage. Yes, well that's all right, now everything is in order, now you can take charge of your boy and go home. Yes.

Devadatta: Could we have a name for the...

Prabhupāda: Your name is Devadatta.

Devotee: For the boy.

Puruṣottama: Dhruvānanda.

Prabhupāda: Dhruvānanda.

Draupadī: Haribol!

Prabhupāda: Dhruvānanda, yes.

Devotees: [Offering of obeisances]

Prabhupāda: Now your turn, your father and mother is present? Come here. So you agree to this marriage?

Father: [indistinct]

Prabhupāda: Your boy is being married with this girl. So you agree?

Father: Yes.

Prabhupāda: Do you like this marriage?

Father: Yes.

Prabhupāda: You give permission to your boy?

Father and Mother: Yes.

Prabhupāda: That's all right.

Devotees: [Laughter].

Prabhupāda: That's all right. So you can say. Say the mantras.

Puruṣottama: I Kulaśekhara.

Kulaśekhara: I Kulaśekhara.

Puruṣottama: Promise to take charge of you Viśākā.

Kulaśekhara: Promised take charge of you Viśākā.

Prabhupāda: Oh a big yajña has to be performed, yajña.

Puruṣottama: Yes.

Prabhupāda: Let them, let them take the boy and come again to perform the yajña, yes.

Puruṣottama: To take charge of you throughout my life.

Kulaśekhara: To take charge of you throughout my life.

Puruṣottama: To help you in Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

Kulaśekhara: To help you in Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

Puruṣottama: And there shall never be any separation.

Kulaśekhara: And there will never be any separation.

Puruṣottama: Through distress or happiness.

Kulaśekhara: Through distress or happiness.

Prabhupāda: You say. I.

Puruṣottama: I Viśākā dāsī.

Viśākā: I Viśākā.

Puruṣottama: Promise to be your wife throughout my life.

Viśākā: Promise to be your wife throughout my life.

Puruṣottama: And to help you.

Prabhupāda: Serve you.

Devotee: And to serve you.

Viśākā: And to serve you.

Prabhupāda: Throughout my life.

Viśākā: Throughout my life.

Prabhupāda: There will be no separation.

Viśākā: There will be no separation.

Prabhupāda: Ah. And we shall live together peacefully in Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

Viśākā: And we shall live together peacefully in Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

Prabhupāda: Either in distress or in happiness.

Viśākā: Either in distress and happiness.

Prabhupāda: Alright. Now you can change your garlands.

Devotees: Hare Kṛṣṇa! Haribol! [Offering of obeisances]

Prabhupāda: Now change, change your seat. Let her come to the left side, wife is the left side husband is the right side. They are one body.

Devotee: Jaya!

Prabhupāda: Yes. Come on. Now if you can bow down to your father and mother, you can go to show your respect's to your father and mother. Your father and your mother. See, you can offer your blessings to them. You, you offer your blessings to them. Blessings, you offer your blessings. Good it[?] yes. You are fortunate to have a son like this, chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa. Yes.

Mātājī: Haribol! Hare Kṛṣṇa!

Devotees: [japa].

Prabhupāda: Then let us perform this... Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. All chant Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Devotees: [japa].

Prabhupāda: It should be [indistinct].

Devotees: [japa].

Prabhupāda: Very clean.

Puruṣottama: Yes Prabhupāda.

Devotees: [japa].

Prabhupāda: [Off mic now] Yes. [indistinct conversation]

Devotee: Jaya Śrī Guru.

Devotees: [japa]. [breaking of sticks]

Prabhupāda: What is this rice? It is rice?

Yamunā: Yes Śrīla Prabhupāda, [indistinct].

Prabhupāda: You could not seek out a [indistinct]

Yamunā: [indistinct]

Devotee: Well. [indistinct]

Prabhupāda: Rice will not burn.

Yamunā: I [indistinct]

Devotee: Burning.

Prabhupāda: You have got burning? Bring it.

Devotee: Show Mālatī.

Prabhupāda: You have to. Why only four five colours [indistinct]. But you do not see [indistinct].

Devotee: No [indistinct].

Prabhupāda: No, you told but you did not see that it is properly made. [end]