Initiations

Type:
Initiation
Date:
Jul 21, Jul 22
Year:
1971
Place:
New York

Prabhupāda: What is your name? Eh? 

Susie: Susie. 

Devotee: Kaṅkā dāsī. 

Prabhupāda: Kaṅkā. Your name is Kaṅkā dāsī, the daughter of a great king. All our, I mean, girl disciples are named great devotees’ daughter or wife, like that. So you know what are the rules and regulations? 

Kaṅkā: Yes. 

Prabhupāda: Tell me. 

Kaṅkā: No meat-eating, no illicit sex, no gambling, no intoxication. 

Prabhupāda: And what is your name, spiritual? You forget immediately? (laughter) Hare Kṛṣṇa. All right. How many rounds you will chant? 

Kaṅkā: Sixteen rounds a day. 

Prabhupāda: Only? 

Kaṅkā: More if I can. 

Prabhupāda: Thank you. (Kaṅkā offers obeisances) All right. Next. (japa

Devotee: Rāṣṭrapālikā. 

Prabhupāda: Rāṣṭrapālikā, governess, governeress. Is that? 

Devotee: Governess. 

Prabhupāda: Governess? Governess. You have to govern. So what are the rules and regulations? 

Rāṣṭrapālikā: No meat-eating, no intoxication, (indistinct). 

Prabhupāda: Who is your husband? 

Rāṣṭrapālikā: Nitāi dāsa. 

Prabhupāda: Nitāi dāsa. Hare Kṛṣṇa. 

Devotee: Vidarbha-sūtā. 

Prabhupāda: Garbha-sūtā. 

Devotee: Vidarbha-sūtā. 

Prabhupāda: Eh? Vidarbha-sūtā. Vidarbha-sūtā means the wife of Lord Rāmacandra. Come on. You are married? No, not yet. All right. Come on, next. 

Devotee: Vilāsinī. 

Prabhupāda: Vilāsinī. Vilāsinī means who enjoys with Kṛṣṇa. Come on. (japa

Devotee: Uṣika. 

Prabhupāda: Uṣika. 

Devotee: Uṣika. 

Prabhupāda: Uṣika is Brahmā’s another name, Uṣiksaya. So you know the rules and regulations? What are they? 

Devotee: No illicit sex, no meat-eating, no gambling, no intoxication. 

Prabhupāda: Thank you. (japa) Ceto-darpaṇa-marjanaṁ bhava-mahā-dāvāgni-nirvāpaṇam [Cc. Antya 20.12]

Devotee: Romapāda. 

Prabhupāda: Brahmapāda? 

Devotee: Romapāda. 

Prabhupāda: Roma? 

Devotee: R-o-m-a-p-a-d-a. 

Prabhupāda: Rāmapāda? R-o? 

Devotee: R-o. 

Prabhupāda: All right. So there was a great ṛṣi, Romaharṣaṇa, Romaharṣaṇa. So his disciple or servant. Yes. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Come on. 

Devotee: Cedirāja. 

Prabhupāda: Cedirāja. Cedirāja was Kṛṣṇa’s aunt’s(?) husband. In connection with Kṛṣṇa. He was a great king. His son, Cedirāja’s son was Kṛṣṇa’s cousin-brother but greatest enemy. Yes. Kṛṣṇa killed him. Yes. (laughter) Come on. (japa

Devotee: Kuśakratha dāsa. 

Prabhupāda: Kuśakratha. Kuśakratha. You know the rules and regulations? What are they? 

Kuśakratha: No meat-eating, no gambling, no illicit sex, uh, no intoxication. 

Prabhupāda: Which you like best? (laughter) Which of them? 

Kuśakratha: You are reading my mind, Śrīla Prabhupāda. 

Prabhupāda: (laughs) All right. Don’t do that again. 

Devotee: Kirtīrāja. 

Prabhupāda: Kirtīrāja. The king who is famous. Who is that king who is famous, very? Do you know? No? Kṛṣṇa. (laughter) What are the rules? 

Kirtīrāja: No meat-eating, no illicit sex, no gambling, and no intoxication. 

Prabhupāda: Thank you. [break] Kaṁsā was the sister of King Kaṁsa. Kaṁsā was not bad, but Kaṁsa was bad. Yes. Come on. So is there any thread? 

Devotee: Yes. There’s seven gāyatrīs in all. 

Prabhupāda: Hm? 

Devotee: Four threads, seven gāyatrīs in all. 

Prabhupāda: So they may come after. (end)