Lectures & Conversations with His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuhpada

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DateTypeCity
1968-03-10Initiation Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture — March 10, 1968, San Francisco

Initiation Lecture [Initiation Lecture — March 10, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: The meaning of this mantra is apavitraḥ pavitro vā. Apavitraḥ means unclean and pavitra means clean. So anyone who may be unclean or clean, it doesn’t matter.
San Francisco
1968-03-24Initiation Viṣṇujanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Viṣṇujana — March 24, 1968, San Francisco

Initiation Ceremony of Viṣṇujana [Initiation Viṣṇujana — March 24, 1968, San Francisco]

Prabhupāda: Nama.

Viṣṇujana: Nama.

Prabhupāda: Om.

Viṣṇujana: Om.

Prabhupāda: Viṣṇu [repeats each word] pādāya kṛṣṇa preṣṭhāya bhū-tale śrīmate bhaktivedānta svāmin iti nāmine.
San Francisco
1968-05-06Brāhmaṇa Initiationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBrāhmaṇa Initiation Lecture with Professor O’Connell — May 6, 1968, Boston

Brāhmaṇa Initiation Lecture with Professor O’Connell [Brāhmaṇa Initiation Lecture with Professor O’Connell — May 6, 1968, Boston]

Prabhupāda: We are very glad to receive Professor O’Connell in this auspicious meeting. And it will be very nice, because he
Boston
1968-05-09Gāyatrī Mantra Initiationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigGāyatrī Mantra Initiation — May 9, 1968, Boston

Gāyatrī Mantra Initiation [Gāyatrī Mantra Initiation — May 9, 1968, Boston]

Prabhupāda: “...such things in devotion and love,” aśnāmi, “I eat.” So one’s purpose is served. If Kṛṣṇa accepts something from a person, that is the perfection of life. So there are many things, but today we are observing this ceremony, and the other day we also observed. Six boys were offered this facility of this second initiation stage, and today also, they have come from New York because I
Boston
1968-07-24Initiation of Jayapatāka Dāsāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation of Jayapatāka Dāsā — July 24, 1968, Montreal

Initiation of Jayapatāka Dāsā [Initiation of Jayapatāka Dāsā — July 24, 1968, Montreal]

Prabhupāda: You begin from this big bead, Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare, Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare Hare, and then after finishing, begin second. In this way, there are 108, one, two, three. Come to this point, then begin from this point. You are following? Then come to this. In this way, one, two, three, four, sixteen rounds, at least. If you can increase more, that…
Montreal
1968-07-26Initiation of Satyabhāmā Dāsīplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation of Satyabhāmā Dāsī — July 26, 1968, Montreal

Initiation of Satyabhāmā Dāsī [Initiation of Satyabhāmā Dāsī — July 26, 1968, Montreal]

Prabhupāda: ...auspicious day because it is all arrangement of His Divine Grace Oṁ Viṣṇupāda Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Prabhupāda, my [Prabhupāda
Montreal
1968-07-29Initiation of Bali-mardana Dāsāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation of Bali-mardana Dāsā — July 29, 1968, Montreal

Initiation of Bali-mardana Dāsā [Initiation of Bali-mardana Dāsā — July 29, 1968, Montreal]

Prabhupāda: Two brahmacārīs will be initiated in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. You can come forward. Yes. [break] ...means the beginning and the beginning of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Because at the present moment we are merged into non-Kṛṣṇa consciousness
Montreal
1968-08-15Initiation of Rukmiṇī Dāsīplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation of Rukmiṇī Dāsī — August 15, 1968, Montreal

Initiation of Rukmiṇī Dāsī [Initiation of Rukmiṇī Dāsī — August 15, 1968, Montreal]

Note: When Yamunā starts kīrtana with “Hare Kṛṣṇa,” Prabhupāda stops her, saying, “Vandanam. Vandanam. Prayer. Prayer.” Then Prabhupāda leads them in
Montreal
1968-09-05Initiation of Hṛṣīkeśa Dāsā, Marriage of Satsvarūpa and Jadurāṇīplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation of Hṛṣīkeśa Dāsā, Marriage of Satsvarūpa and Jadurāṇī — September 5, 1968, New York

Initiation of Hṛṣīkeśa Dāsā, Marriage of Satsvarūpa and Jadurāṇī [Initiation of Hṛṣīkeśa Dāsā, Marriage of Satsvarūpa and Jadurāṇī — September 5, 1968, New York]

Prabhupāda: And where is that boy, Hṛṣīkeśa?

Devotee:
New York
1968-10-20Initiationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation — October 20, 1968, Seattle

Initiation [Initiation — October 20, 1968, Seattle]

[kīrtana, etc.]

Prabhupāda: [leads prayers for fire sacrifice] Vande ‘ham..., svāhā. Why left hand? Right hand. Svāhā. Svāhā. [chants standard fire sacrifice prayers with devotees’
Seattle
1968-10-20Lecture & Initiationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture & Initiation — October 20, 1968, Seattle

Lecture & Initiation

[Lecture & Initiation — October 20, 1968, Seattle]

Prabhupāda: [sings] Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. [audience responds] So Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement means to approach the original Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa. This is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Directly. This is a special gift of Lord Caitanya that
Seattle
1968-12-01Talk, Initiation Lecture, and Ten Offenses Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigTalk, Initiation Lecture, and Ten Offenses Lecture — December 1, 1968, Los Angeles

Talk, Initiation Lecture, and Ten Offenses Lecture [Talk, Initiation Lecture, and Ten Offenses Lecture — December 1, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: ...worship prevents snake biting. That is a village worship. So in every demigod worship there are drum beaters. So a party of drum beaters were engaged, and when the fees, bill, of the drum beaters was to be paid, the demigod
Los Angeles
1968-12-19Initiation Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture — December 19, 1968, Los Angeles

Initiation Lecture [Initiation Lecture — December 19, 1968, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Just like... I am not criticizing, but it is, I mean to say, a human consideration. Suppose if you have committed some wrong thing within our jurisdiction and you come to me,
Los Angeles
1969-01-10Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — January 10, 1969, Los Angeles

Initiations [Initiations — January 10, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: So what is the name?

Pradyumna: Ṛṣabhadeva.

Prabhupāda: Huh? Ṛṣabhadeva, yes. Ṛṣabhadeva is the, was a emperor of the world, and He was incarnation of Kṛṣṇa. So Ṛṣabhadeva dāsa. You are not Ṛṣabhadeva, but you are servant of Ṛṣabhadeva. Always remember it. When we give some spiritual name, that is Kṛṣṇa
Los Angeles
1969-03-25Initiationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation — March 25, 1969, Hawaii

Initiation [Initiation — March 25, 1969, Hawaii]

Prabhupāda: So now you come here. You have given... There is no āsana, sitting? Give him one piece of... So I shall perform this initiation ceremony. If you kindly sit, you can see. [break] I am traveling everywhere. Next I am going to San Francisco. But my disciples, they will stay here. This Gaurasundara dāsa, Mr. Gary, he will live here with his wife. Yes. So temple, if people come, that is temple. You see? That is temple. And if we, suppose, …
Hawaii
1969-05-04Initiation of Baradrāj and Chandanācārya Dāsāsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation of Baradrāj and Chandanācārya Dāsās — May 4, 1969, Boston

Initiation of Baradrāj and Chandanācārya Dāsās [Initiation of Baradrāj and Chandanācārya Dāsās — May 4, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: ...rādhā śrīla govinda-devau preṣṭhālībhiḥ sevyamānau smarāmi. [devotees chant responsively]
Boston
1969-05-21Initiation of Lokanātha dāsaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation of Lokanātha dāsa — May 21, 1969, New Vrindaban

Initiation of Lokanātha dāsa [Initiation of Lokanātha dāsa — May 21, 1969, New Vrindaban]

Prabhupāda: Mānuṣyam arthadam anityam apīha dhīraḥ, tūrṇaṁ yateta anumṛtyu pateta yāvat niḥśreyasāya viṣayaḥ khalu sarvataḥ syāt.
New Vrindaban
1969-05-25Brāhmaṇa Initiation Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBrāhmaṇa Initiation Lecture — May 25, 1969, New Vrindaban

Brāhmaṇa Initiation Lecture [Brāhmaṇa Initiation Lecture — May 25, 1969, New Vrindaban]

Prabhupāda: Practically in every initiation ceremony, apavitraḥ pavitro vā, namaḥ. Namaḥ means surrendering. Namāmi: “I surrender unto You.
New Vrindaban
1969-06-04Initiation Lecture, Bhagavān Marriage Ceremonyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture, Bhagavān Marriage Ceremony — June 4, 1969, New Vrindaban

Initiation Lecture, Bhagavān Marriage Ceremony [Initiation Lecture, Bhagavān Marriage Ceremony — June 4, 1969, New Vrindaban]

Prabhupāda:

" oṁ ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ
New Vrindaban
1969-07-16Lecture at Initiation Fire Sacrificeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigLecture at Initiation Fire Sacrifice — July 16, 1969, Los Angeles

Lecture at Initiation Fire Sacrifice [Lecture at Initiation Fire Sacrifice — July 16, 1969, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: (devotees chanting responsively)

" ...pavitro vā sarvāvasthāṁ gato api vā yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ sa bahya abhyantaraṁ śuciḥ
Los Angeles
1969-08-27Initiation Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture — August 27, 1969, Hamburg

Initiation Lecture [Initiation Lecture — August 27, 1969, Hamburg]

Prabhupāda:

" ...avidyā-karma-saṁjñānyā tṛtīyā śaktir iṣyate"

This is a verse from Viṣṇu Purāṇa. It is stated there that viṣṇu-śaktiḥ parā, “The energy of the Supreme Lord is spiritual.
Hamburg
1969-12-26Initiation Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture — December 26, 1969, Boston

Initiation Lecture [Initiation Lecture — December 26, 1969, Boston]

Prabhupāda: So this chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra is purifying your existence. Yasmād śuddhyed sattvam. Sattvam means existence. You are existing, I am existing, God is existing eternally. The temporary existence that we see at the present moment, this is not our existence. This is our diseased condition, crazy condition.
Boston
1970-02-20Sannyāsa Initiationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSannyāsa Initiation — February 20, 1970, Los Angeles

Sannyāsa Initiation [Sannyāsa Initiation — February 20, 1970, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Anyad āhur... What is the next śloka?

Devotees: [Śrīla Prabhupāda chants with the devotees]

" vidyāṁ cāvidyāṁ ca yas tad vedobhayaṁ saha
Los Angeles
1970-06-22Initiation of Mṛga-netrī Dāsīplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation of Mṛga-netrī Dāsī — June 22, 1970, Los Angeles

Initiation of Mṛga-netrī Dāsī [Initiation of Mṛga-netrī Dāsī — June 22, 1970, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Chanting japa...

Prabhupāda: What is your name? Huh?

Lakṣmī-priyā: Lucy.

Prabhupāda: So your spiritual name, Lakṣmī-priyā. Lakṣmī-priyā, Lord Chaitanya
Los Angeles
1970-07-03Initiation: Śrī Raṅga, Romaharṣaṇa, Śrīdharaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation: Śrī Raṅga, Romaharṣaṇa, Śrīdhara — July 3, 1970, Los Angeles

Initiation: Śrī Raṅga, Romaharṣaṇa, Śrīdhara [Initiation: Śrī Raṅga, Romaharṣaṇa, Śrīdhara — July 3, 1970, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Ten kinds of offenses, they are mentioned in the paper. You should avoid, and follow the regulative principles. Just like if you ignite fire, if the wood is dry, then the fire very quickly takes place. And if it is moist, wet, then it takes time. So, so avoiding these ten kinds of offenses and following the rules and regulation will quickly ignite the fire of Kṛṣṇa…
Los Angeles
1971-07-02Initiation Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture [partially recorded] — July 2, 1971, Los Angeles

Initiation Lecture [partially recorded] [Initiation Lecture [partially recorded] — July 2, 1971, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: ...interested in material profit by devotional service, he is not fit at all to enter into the devotional service. There are
Los Angeles
1971-07-05Initiation Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture [partially recorded] — July 5, 1971, Los Angeles

Initiation Lecture [partially recorded] [Initiation Lecture [partially recorded] — July 5, 1971, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: So your spiritual name is Rāma-rañjana. Rāma-rañjana. Rāma... One who pleases Lord Rāma, Rāmarañjana. So by your activities you have to please Lord Rāmacandra. Yes. What was the business of Rāmacandra? To kill Rāvaṇas. [laughter] To kill all the atheists. That was the Rāmacandra
Los Angeles
1971-07-13Initiation Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture — July 13, 1971, Los Angeles

Initiation Lecture [Initiation Lecture — July 13, 1971, Los Angeles]

Dayānanda: “... so blaspheming the Lord’s devotee. The only way one can be forgiven of this highest offense is by a pure devotee of the Lord. So considering the Lord and the demigods on the same level or
Los Angeles
1971-07-17Initiation Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture [partially recorded] — July 17, 1971, Detroit

Initiation Lecture [partially recorded] [Initiation Lecture [partially recorded] — July 17, 1971, Detroit]

Prabhupāda: So there are ten kinds of offenses. That is described. And the most important point is the committing sin on the strength of chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa
Detroit
1971-07-18Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — July 18, 1971, Detroit

Initiations [Initiations — July 18, 1971, Detroit]

Prabhupāda: Beads. Give me beads. [chants japa] Where is that tulasī plant? Today’s not very hot. Warm... It is all right. [Chants japa, devotee chants purificatory mantras. More japa. Devotee chants
Detroit
1971-07-21Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — July 21-22, 1971, New York

Initiations

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
New York
1971-07-22Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — July 22, 1971, New York

Initiations [Initiations — July 22, 1971, 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.
New York
1971-07-23Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — July 23, 1971, New York

Initiations [Initiations — July 23, 1971, New York]

Aravinda: Mamatā.

Prabhupāda: Mamatā.

Mamatā: Mamatā?

Prabhupāda: M-a-m-a-t-a. Mamatā devī, “one who is very affectionate to everyone.” Come on. You know the rules and regulation? What are those?
New York
1971-07-24Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — July 24, 1971, New York

Initiations [Initiations — July 24, 1971, New York]

Prabhupāda: [break] You know the rules and regulations? Rules and regulations? Yes. What is that?

Viṣṇujana: Pañcaratna.

Prabhupāda: Pañcaratna dāsa. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Pañca means five;
New York
1971-07-25Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — July 25, 1971, New York

Initiations [Initiations — July 25, 1971, New York]

Prabhupāda: You know the rules and regulations? That’s all right. Jamadāgni.

Devotee: Jamadāgni.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Jamadāgni was a great sage. That’s all. Father of Paraśurāma. (devotees chanting
New York
1971-07-26Initiationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation and Brahma-saṁhitā Lecture — July 26, 1971, New York

Initiation and Brahma-saṁhitā Lecture [Initiation and Brahma-saṁhitā Lecture — July 26, 1971, New York]

Prabhupāda: Govinda means who gives pleasure to the cows, who gives pleasure to the senses. He’s Govinda. Go means..., another meaning is earth. So He gives pleasure. Kṛṣṇa is all pleasure potency. And
New York
1971-07-26Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations and Sannyāsa — July 26, 1971, New York

Initiations and Sannyāsa [Initiations and Sannyāsa — July 26, 1971, New York]

Aravinda: Nārāyaṇa dāsa.

Prabhupāda: Nārāyaṇa dāsa. You know the rules and regulations? Thank you. Take this. Hare Kṛṣṇa. Come on. This Deity photograph, this?
New York
1971-07-26Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — July 26, 1971, New York

Initiations [Initiations — July 26, 1971, New York]

Aravinda: Yogamāyā dāsī.

Prabhupāda: Yogamāyā. Yogamāyā, the internal energy of Kṛṣṇa. You are the servant of internal energy. Come on. What are the rules and regulations?

Yogamāyā:
New York
1971-07-28Initiation Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture — July 28, 1971, New York

Initiation Lecture [Initiation Lecture — July 28, 1971, New York]

Prabhupāda: ...athāpi manaso muni-puṅgavānām. Panthās tu koṭi-śata-vatsara-sampragamyo [Bs. 5.34]. The sky is so vast. This is material sky. We cannot even travel all over the sky. The modern scientist says that you go to the end of the sky cover, it will take forty thousands of years by the light year. This sky is only insignificant portion of the whole sky. You have no information of the whole sky. Nobody has information, the u…
New York
1971-08-22Initiation Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture — August 22, 1971, London

Initiation Lecture [Initiation Lecture — August 22, 1971, London]

Prabhupāda: [chants responsively with devotees:]

" oṁ apavitraḥ pavitro vā sarvāvasthāṁ gato ‘pi vā yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ sa bahyābhyantaraḥ śuciḥ
London
1971-09-07Initiation Lecture [partially recorded]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture [partially recorded] — September 7, 1971, London

Initiation Lecture [partially recorded] [Initiation Lecture [partially recorded] — September 7, 1971, London]

Prabhupāda: So this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement... They are trying to go to the nature. Just like there is a propaganda, nature means to become animal. They live like animals, naked. They have sex life on the street. They say it is freedom. But the rascals do not know there is no freedom at all. Where is freedom? So long you are under the grip of material nature,
London
1972-01-18Sannyāsa Initiation of Tamal Kṛṣṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSannyāsa Initiation of Tamal Kṛṣṇa — January 18, 1972, Jaipur

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Sannyāsa Initiation of Tamal Kṛṣṇa [Sannyāsa Initiation of Tamal Kṛṣṇa — January 18, 1972, Jaipur]

Devotee: Evening, January 18th, Jaipur.

Prabhupāda: [recites with Tamal Kṛṣṇa and devotees repeating]

parātma, niṣṭhā, adhyā, sitāṁ, pūrva, tamair, mahadbhiḥ; ahaṁ, tariṣyāmi, duranta, pāraṁ, tamo, mukunda, aṅghri, niṣe, vayaiva. etāṁ, sam āsthāya, parātma, niṣṭhām, adhyāsitāṁ, pūrva, tamair, mahadbhiḥ; ahaṁ, tariṣyāmi, duranta, pāraṁ, tamo, mukundāṅghri, niṣe, vayaiva. etāṁ, sam āsthāya, …
Jaipur
1972-03-17Initiations and Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations and Lecture — March 17, 1972, Bombay

Initiations and Lecture [Initiations and Lecture — March 17, 1972, Bombay]

Prabhupāda: ...God consciousness at the present moment...

[break] ...“all-attractive.” This is the Sanskrit word meaning, “all-attractive,” paraṁ brahma. So unless God is all-attractive, how He can be God? So,
Bombay
1972-04-06Deity Installation, Wedding and Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigDeity Installation, Wedding and Initiations — April 6, 1972, Melbourne

Deity Installation, Wedding and Initiations [Deity Installation, Wedding and Initiations — April 6, 1972, Melbourne]

Prabhupāda: ...or one is situated in his external existence, if he happens to remember Kṛṣṇa or Viṣṇu, puṇḍarīkākṣam, sa bahyābhyantara-śuciḥ
Melbourne
1972-04-09Initiations and Weddingplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations and Wedding — April 9, 1972, Sydney

Initiations and Wedding [Initiations and Wedding — April 9, 1972, Sydney]

Prabhupāda: So being afraid, he wanted to be saved by his youngest son. Naturally we, anyone we love... But because the youngest son had the name Nārāyaṇa, the original Nārāyaṇa took notice of him, and he was saved, and he was immediately taken to the kingdom of God because he chanted the name of Nārāyaṇa. So those who are always chanting the holy name of God, they are in safety position. Safety position means next life, …
Sydney
1972-04-30SB 11.23.57, Initiations and Sannyāsa of Sudāmāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 11.23.57, Initiations and Sannyāsa of Sudāmā — April 30, 1972, Tokyo

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 11.23.57, Initiations and Sannyāsa of Sudāmā [SB 11.23.57, Initiations and Sannyāsa of Sudāmā — April 30, 1972, Tokyo]

Prabhupāda: ...the regulative principle?

Sudāmā: You know the four principles?

Prabhupāda: What is that?
Tokyo
1972-05-23Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — May 23, 1972, Los Angeles

Initiations [Initiations — May 23, 1972, 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.
Los Angeles
1972-05-27Sannyāsa Initiation Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSannyāsa Initiation Lecture — May 27, 1972, Los Angeles

Sannyāsa Initiation Lecture [Sannyāsa Initiation Lecture — May 27, 1972, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda:

" Ahaṁ tariṣyāmi duranta-pāraṁ tamo mukundāṅghri-niṣevayaiva [SB 11.23.57]."

As I explained in the beginning, the whole process is to engage in the service of Kṛṣṇa, whose another name is Mukunda.
Los Angeles
1972-06-21Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — June 21, 1972, Los Angeles

Initiations [Initiations — June 21, 1972, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: [japa] Hmmm. So you know all the rules and regulation?

Devotee: Jaya. No meat-eating, fish or eggs, no intoxication, no gambling and no illicit sex.

Prabhupāda: Hmm. And how many rounds you
Los Angeles
1972-06-30Bg 7.1 and Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBg 7.1 and Initiations — June 30, 1972, San Diego

Bhagavad-gītā 7.1 and Initiations [Bg 7.1 and Initiations — June 30, 1972, San Diego]

[Previous radio station recording bleed through]

Prabhupāda: [singing of Govindam prayers] [break] [prema-dhvani] Thank you very much.

Devotees: All glories to Śrī Guru and Gauranga. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. [devotees offer obeisances]
San Diego
1972-08-29Initiations, SB 1.1.1–SB 1.3.44 Recitationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations, SB 1.1.1-SB 1.3.44 Recitation — August 29, 1972, Los Angeles

Initiations, SB 1.1.1–SB 1.3.44 Recitation [Initiations, SB 1.1.1-SB 1.3.44 Recitation — August 29, 1972, Los Angeles]

[Govindam prayers playing; Prabhupāda singing along]

Prabhupāda: [sings Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava] [prema-dhvani] Thank you very much.
Los Angeles
1972-09-01Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — September 1, 1972, New Vrindavan

Initiations [Initiations — September 1, 1972, New Vrindavan]

Prabhupāda: [japa]

Kīrtanānanda: Has everyone finished?

[Prabhupāda and devotees repeat]

" oṁ apavitraḥ pavitro vā sarvāvasthāṁ gato ‘pi vā yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ
New Vrindavan
1972-10-22Sannyāsa Initiationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSannyāsa Initiation — October 22, 1972, Vṛndāvana

Sannyāsa Initiation [Sannyāsa Initiation — October 22, 1972, Vṛndāvana]

Prabhupāda: ...comes from fire, smoke is not acceptable, but fire is acceptable. Similarly, although this māyā, material world, is coming from Kṛṣṇa... Mattaḥ sarvaṁ pravartate
Vṛndāvana
1973-01-26Sannyāsa Initiation Lectureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSannyāsa Initiation Lecture — January 26, 1973, Calcutta

Sannyāsa Initiation Lecture [Sannyāsa Initiation Lecture — January 26, 1973, Calcutta]

Prabhupāda: ... and sat means om tat sat, the Absolute Truth. Sannyāsa.

[aside:] So stop that sound.

So renouncement, simply giving up something, is not very good idea. You must have something better.
Calcutta
1973-04-16Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — April 16, 1973, Los Angeles

Initiations [Initiations — April 16, 1973, Los Angeles]

[devotees chanting japa throughout]

Prabhupāda: So, name? Come on, one after another.

Karandhara: The beads. Sudhāmā Mahārāja?

Brahmānanda: Arlene?

Prabhupāda: Yes. Arlene. So you know the rules and regulation?
Los Angeles
1973-05-01Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — May 1, 1973, Los Angeles

Initiations [Initiations — May 1, 1973, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: Now chant all mantras. [chants word-by-word, and devotees repeat]

" nama apavitraḥ pavitro vā sarvāvasthāṁ gato ‘pi vā yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ sa bahyābhyantaraḥśuciḥ
Los Angeles
1973-05-15Initiation Ceremonyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Ceremony — May 15, 1973, Los Angeles

Initiation Ceremony [Initiation Ceremony — May 15, 1973, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: So first of all I shall distribute, then kīrtana?

Karandhara: Yes. Will all the new initiates step forward [indistinct]?

Prabhupāda: Neck beads fixed up?

[leads word-by-word chanting of
Los Angeles
1973-12-05Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — December 5, 1973, Los Angeles

Initiations [Initiations — December 5, 1973, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: [leads responsive chanting of prayers]

" ... gato ‘pi vā yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ sa bahyābhyantaraṁśuciḥ [Garuḍa Purāṇa]"

" śrī viṣṇu...
Los Angeles
1973-12-10Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — December 10, 1973, Los Angeles

Initiations [Initiations — December 10, 1973, Los Angeles]

[Devotees chanting japa in background]

Prabhupāda: You have got? All right. Come on. He is showing his father. [japa] [break]

Karandhara: [to Prabhupāda] Ameyātmā.

Prabhupāda: Ameyātmā. [
Los Angeles
1973-12-25Initiationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Ceremony — December 25, 1973, Los Angeles

Initiation Ceremony [Initiation Ceremony — December 25, 1973, Los Angeles]

Karandhara: Prabhupāda, do you want to give the names before the kīrtana?

Prabhupāda: What?

Karandhara: You want to give the names to the new devotees before the kīrtana,
Los Angeles
1974-01-10Initiationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiations — January 10, 1974, Los Angeles

Initiations [Initiations — January 10, 1974, Los Angeles]

Prabhupāda: So your spiritual name is Abhirāma...?

Karandhara: Manobhirāma.

Prabhupāda: Manobhirāma. Manobhirāma. Manobhirāma is Kṛṣṇa. He pleases everyone’s mind.

Devotees:
Los Angeles
1974-01-28Initiationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture — January 28, 1974, Honolulu

Initiation Lecture [Initiation Lecture — January 28, 1974, Honolulu]

Prabhupāda: So, the beads are chanted?

Devotee: No, [indistinct].

Prabhupāda: Why?

Devotee: You said they would be chanted during the ceremony.

Prabhupāda: You told, not,
Honolulu
1974-07-01Initiationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Ceremony — July 1, 1974, Melbourne

Initiation Ceremony [Initiation Ceremony — July 1, 1974, Melbourne]

Prabhupāda: ...puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ sa bahyābhyantaraḥ śuciḥ [Garuḍa Purāṇa]:

“I offer my respectful obeisances whose name, holy name, by remembering, by chanting, one becomes purified in either condition, purified or impurified,
Melbourne
1975-02-22Initiationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInitiation Lecture — February 22, 1975, Caracas

Initiation Lecture [Initiation Lecture — February 22, 1975, Caracas]

[translated throughout by Hṛdayānanda]

Prabhupāda: Ladies and gentlemen, devotees, and boys and girls. So it is great opportunity to see the beginning of initiation of how to begin the understanding of God. This is called initiation. This evening we were discussing with some learned psychiatrist to solve the problems of the world. So we have tried to convince them that the problems of the world are due to ignorance of our spi…
Caracas