Initiations

Type:
Initiation
Date:
July 22
Year:
1971
Place:
New York

Aravinda: Śruta-kirtī. 

Prabhupāda: Śruta-kirtī, whose activities are well famous. Come on. What are the rules? 

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

Prabhupāda: How many rounds you’ll chant? 

Śruta-kirtī: Around twenty. 

Prabhupāda: All right. (japa—break) Sudhamani. Sudhamani, yes. Brilliant night. You know the rules? Yes. (japa

Aravinda: Puravī. 

Prabhupāda: Puravī. Puravī means eastern, not western. 

Devotee: Are these your beads? (devotee offers obeisances) 

Prabhupāda: Śrutadeva. Śrutadeva means Viṣṇu. You know the rules and regulations? (Śrutadeva offers obeisances) Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. Here. 

Devotee: Harikeśa. 

Prabhupāda: Harikeśa. (Harikeśa offers obeisances) Harikeśa means hairs of God. Hare Kṛṣṇa. 

Devotee: Ravindra-svarūpa. 

Prabhupāda: Ravindra-svarūpa. Just like sunshine. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Come on. You know the rules and regulations? (devotees chanting japa

Devotee: Rohiṇīdevī. 

Prabhupāda: Rohiṇī. Rohiṇī, the mother of Balarāma. (laughter-it’s a boy?) 

Devotee: Devamīra. 

Prabhupāda: Devamīra. 

Devotee: (indistinct) 

Prabhupāda: Victory flag. Victory flag. That means Kṛṣṇa. Hare Kṛṣṇa. (japa) Madirā. Madirā means intoxication. So you be intoxicated by chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa. So after performance (indistinct) they may to my room.