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Initiations

Type: Initiation
Date: May 23, 1972
Location: Los Angeles
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Prabhupāda: [Govindam prayers] [prema-dhvani] Thank you very much.

Devotees: All glories to Śrī Guru and Gauranga. [devotees offer obeisances] [japa]

[03:28]

Devotee: Now we take the water. You hold the spoon in your right hand.

[leads devotees in chanting]

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

śrī-viṣṇu śrī-viṣṇu śrī-viṣṇu.

[Garuḍa Purāṇa]

[devotees chant japa] [repeats mantra twice more]

[07:49]

Prabhupāda: Vande 'ham.

Devotee: [leads devotees in chanting]

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
śrī-rādhā-kṛṣṇa-pādān saha-gaṇa-lalitā-śrī-viśākhānvitāṁś ca

[Praṇāma Prayers]

Prabhupāda: Go on.

Devotee: [leads devotees in chanting]

namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe
nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya-deśa-tāriṇe
nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktisiddhānta-sarasvatīti nāmine
śrī-vārṣabhānavī-devī-dayitāya kṛpābdhaye
kṛṣṇa-sambandha-vijñāna-dāyine prabhave namaḥ
mādhuryojjvala-premāḍhya-śrī-rūpānuga-bhaktida
śrī-gaura-karuṇā-śakti-vigrahāya namo 'stu te
namas te gaura-vāṇī-śrī-mūrtaye dīna-tāriṇe
rūpānuga-viruddhāpasiddhānta-dhvānta-hāriṇe
namo gaura-kiśorāya sākṣād-vairāgya-mūrtaye

Prabhupāda: [corrects pronunciation.]

vipralambha-rasāmbhode pādāmbujāya te namaḥ
namo bhaktivinodāya sac-cid-ānanda-nāmine
gaura-śakti-svarūpāya rūpānuga-varāya te
gaurāvirbhāva-bhūmes tvaṁ nirdeṣṭā saj-jana-priyaḥ
vaiṣṇava-sārvabhaumaḥ ṣrī-jagannāthāya te namaḥ
namo vāñchā-kalpatarubhyaś ca kṛpā-sindhubhya eva ca
patitānāṁ pāvanebhyo vaiṣṇavebhyo namo namaḥ
namo mahā-vadānyāya kṛṣṇa-prema-pradāya te
kṛṣṇāya kṛṣṇa-caitanya-nāmne gaura-tviṣe namaḥ
pañca-tattvātmakaṁ kṛṣṇaṁ bhakta-rūpa-svarūpakam
bhaktāvatāraṁ bhaktākhyaṁ namāmi bhakta-śaktikam
he kṛṣṇa karuṇā-sindho
dīna-bandho jagat-pate
gopeśa gopikā-kānta
rādhā-kānta namo 'stu te
jayatāṁ suratau paṅgor mama manda-mater gatī
mat-sarvasva-padāmbhojau rādhā-madana-mohanau
dīvyad-vṛndāraṇya-kalpa-drumādhaḥ
śrīmad-ratnāgāra-siṁhāsana-sthau
śrī-śrī-rādhā-śrīla-govinda-devau
preṣṭhālībhiḥ sevyamānau smarāmi
śrīmān rāsa-rasārambhī vaṁśī-vaṭa-taṭa-sthitaḥ
karṣan veṇu-svanair gopīr gopīnāthaḥ śriye 'stu naḥ
tapta-kāñcana-gaurāṅgi rādhe vṛndāvaneśvari
vṛṣabhānu-sute devī praṇamāmi hari-priye

Prabhupāda: Thank you. Go on. Names? [japa]

Śyāmasundara: Serge? [to Prabhupāda:] Śuklāmbara. Śuklāmbara.

Prabhupāda: You know the rules? What is that?

Serge: No taking of meat,

Prabhupāda: Hmm.

Serge: ...fish or eggs, no illicit sex, no gambling, no intoxicants.

Prabhupāda: Thank you. Your name is Śuklāmbara. Śuklāmbara was a great brahmacārī devotee of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. You are servant of Śuklāmbara. Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Śyāmasundara: Carla? [to Prabhupāda:] Kumāda. Kumāda dāsī. Kumāda?

Prabhupāda: Kaumudī.

Śyāmasundara: Kaumudī dāsī.

Prabhupāda: Hmm. You know the rules and regulation? Yes, tell.

Carla: No eating of meat, fish or eggs, no intoxication, no gambling, no illicit sex.

Prabhupāda: So your name is Kaumudī dāsī. Kaumudī is a nice flower liked by Kṛṣṇa. [laughter] [japa]

Prabhupāda: Next.

Śyāmasundara: No name.

Prabhupāda: What is your name?

Karanda: Marilyn.

Śyāmasundara: Rūpa-mañjarī dasi.

Prabhupāda: Hmm. You know the rules and regulation? What is that?

Marilyn: No illicit sex, no eating of meat, fish or eggs, no gambling, no intoxicants.

Prabhupāda: Hmm. Hare Kṛṣṇa. So your name is Rūpa-mañjarī dasi. There are different gopīs. The assistant gopīs is mañjarīs. So Rūpa-mañjarī, you, this maidservant of Rūpa-mañjarī. Hmm. Come on.

Śyāmasundara: Tim O'Connor?

Prabhupāda: What are the rules?

Tim: No taking of meat, fish or eggs, no intoxication, no illicit sex, no gambling.

Prabhupāda: Thank you.

Śyāmasundara: Brahmaṇya-tīrtha dāsa.

Prabhupāda: Brahmaṇya-tīrtha dāsa. [japa]

Śyāmasundara: Will? Will McLoughlin?

Prabhupāda: Where is the [indistinct] machine?

Devotee (2): [indistinct] Can't get it back up. [indistinct] Can't get it through the hole.

Prabhupāda: You just do it nicely, then.

[to initiate:] You know the rules and regulation?

Will: No taking of any meat, fish or eggs, no intoxication, no gambling, no illicit sex.

Prabhupāda: Hmm. Thank you.

Śyāmasundara: Varuṇa dāsa. Varuṇa.

Prabhupāda: Varuṇa dāsa. Varuṇadeva. Varuṇadeva is the demigod of..., sea?

Śyāmasundara: Yes.

Prabhupāda: Yes. You have to control the Pacific Ocean, [laughter] preaching. [laughter] All the Pacific islands, you have to preach. Is that all right?

Varuṇadeva: Jaya. [laughter]

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. No laughing.

Śyāmasundara: Sheila?

Prabhupāda: [japa]

Śyāmasundara: Śrīla dāsī.

Prabhupāda: Huh?

Śyāmasundara: Śrīla dāsī.

Prabhupāda: Śrīla?

Śyāmasundara: Śrīla. Śrīla dāsī.

Prabhupāda: Yes, can be. So you know the rules and regulation? Yes. What are they?

Sheila: No gambling, no eating of meat, fish or eggs, no intoxicatants and no illicit sex.

Prabhupāda: What is that, next? Four you have not mentioned.

Sheila: I have not mentioned four? No intoxicants, no eating meat, fish or eggs, no gambling and no illicit sex.

Prabhupāda: That's all right. So your name is Śrīla dāsī, maidservant of the goddess of fortune.

Sheila: Śrīla dāsī?

Prabhupāda: Śrīla. Yes. S-r-i-l-a. [japa]

Śyāmasundara: Ah, Laurie? Laura?

Prabhupāda: [japa] Hmm. You know the rules? Yes.

Laura: No taking of meat, fish or eggs, no intoxicants, no illicit sex and no gambling.

Prabhupāda: Thank you.

Śyāmasundara: Lakaṅga-mañjarī.

Prabhupāda: Eh?

Śyāmasundara: Lakaṅga-mañjarī dāsī.

Prabhupāda: Lakaṅga? Lavaṅga.

Devotee: Lakaṅga...

Prabhupāda: What is the spelling?

Śyāmasundara: L-a-k[?]-a-n-g-a. Labaṅga. Must be Labaṅga. Labaṅga-mañjarī.

Prabhupāda: Lavaṅga-mañjarī is already there. [japa]

Śyāmasundara: Labaṅga-mañjarī dāsī.

Prabhupāda: The Lavaṅga is already there, Lavaṅga-mañjarī.

Devotee (3): Lavaṅga-latika.

Prabhupāda: Lavaṅga-latika.

Devotee (4): Anaṅga-mañjarī.

Prabhupāda: Hmm? Anaṅga-mañjarī, all right?

Śyāmasundara: Lavaṅga mañjarī?

Prabhupāda: No. Anaṅga. Anaṅga-mañjarī is there?

Devotee (4): Yes.

Prabhupāda: So all right, Lavaṅga-mañjarī. Lavaṅga-mañjarī. Assistant of Lavaṅga-latā. [japa]

Śyāmasundara: Robert Gorman?

Prabhupāda: [japa]

Śyāmasundara: Vyāsatīrtha dāsa.

Prabhupāda: You know the rules and regulation?

Robert: No meat-eating, no sex life, no intoxication, no gambling.

Prabhupāda: And how many rounds you have to chant?

Robert: At least sixteen.

Prabhupāda: Thank you. Hmm?

Śyāmasundara: Katherine. Katherine?

Prabhupāda: No, no.

Śyāmasundara: Oh. Vyāsa...

Prabhupāda: Vyāsatīrtha, one of the ācāryas in our sampradāya.

Robert: Vyāsatīrtha?

Prabhupāda: Vyāsatīrtha. Remember; don't forget. [laughter]

Śyāmasundara: Katherine?

Prabhupāda: [japa] Very good.

Śyāmasundara: Kālavinka dāsī. Kālavinka dāsī?

Prabhupāda: Kalā.

Śyāmasundara: Kalāvinka.

Prabhupāda: Kalāvinka?

Śyāmasundara: Kalānvinka.

Prabhupāda: There is no such name. All right, give her name Kalāvatī. So your name is Kalāvatī dāsī. Take this. You know the rules and regulation?

Kalāvatī: Yes, Śrīla Prabhupāda.

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. Come on. Come on. Don't take...

Śyāmasundara: Dirk?

Prabhupāda: What is name?

Śyāmasundara: Dattātreya dāsa. Dattātreya.

Prabhupāda: You know the rules and regulation? What are they?

Dirk: No meat-eating, no intoxicants, no gambling and no illicit sex.

Prabhupāda: That's nice. So you are Dattātreya dāsa. Dattātreya dāsa, an incarnation of Kṛṣṇa, Dattātreya. Hare Kṛṣṇa. So, ārati begin. Bhaja bhakata-vatsala? [japa] [end]