Where: Mayapur, West Bengal, India When: 5 May 12 Language: English
Question: 1) We see that Srila Prabhupada gave pancaratriki initiation (braminical) to many devotees without taking in consideration if the devotees were employed by some karmi neither if they had a braminical background. Maharaja, you are very strict in following Srila Prabhupada. Why is that you have those policies to give second initiation? 2) I've heard (maybe even in one of your lectures [...]
Where: Salem, Tamil Nadu, India When: 25 Aug 11 Language: English with Tamil translation
Where: San Diego, USA When: 12 June 11 Language: English
Question: Few years back, at ISKCON Yamunanagar temple in Haryana, India, I attended a lecture by a devotee from ISKCON Delhi who was on guest visit. When asked about the importance of initiation in chanting, he told that without being initiated, our chanting the rounds is nearly ineffective. Only after initiation from spiritual master does [...]
Images from the initiation ceremony in San Diego, California, in September of 2010.