Initiations

Type:
Initiation
Date:
May 23
Year:
1972
Place:
Los Angeles

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]