Nama Om Vishnu paadaaya..
Hari Haraya Naama Krishna …
Nitai Gauranga, Nitai Gauranga
Jaya Rasabehrai Rsabehrari Radhe
Jaya Lalita Visaka, jaya Lalita Visaka
Jaya Sita Ram Laksman Bhakta Hanuman
So today we are here to have an initiation ceremony. Audio break. But we may have many siksa gurus. We are so fortunate audio break. I saw the mangala arati in Juhu temple and the mangala arati in Mayapur at the same time. I have two computers! So I watch the mangala aratis on the computer, as my doctors told me I should not go in crowded places. So I was thinking how most people, their lives are without Krishna. They are thinking about their cars, their mobile phones but they are not thinking about Lord Krishna or about the incarnations of the Lord. Lord Rama or Gaura Nitai. And there is no significance of the incarnations of the Lord in their lives. How dry is their life! We need to help them. That they can add Krishna to their lives. Here in India there is a good chance to add Krishna to our lives. Lord Caitanya said Bharata bhumi they janma hoilo jaar, janma sharthoko kori koro paro upakar. That those who are born in India should make their lives successful. And work to help others. So I am very glad that today many are taking initiation, shelter, aspiration. So in this way, they are preparing for future initiation and some are taking initiation. But the purpose of initiation is to make our lives successful and also to help others so that they can also make their lives successful. How many people living in Bombay do not have the Supreme Personality of Godhead in their lives. What to speak of the rest of the world! His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, he went around the world 14 times. 108 times, he established, all over the world. Then he was asked by the deities in the Los Angeles temple to go and also preach in India. Otherwise, his guru had instructed him to preach in the west. My guru Prabhupada instructed me to preach in India. He told me to become an Indian citizen. Now I am an Indian citizen. I have to go to vote on the 29th! After voting they will put an ink mark on my finger. So this is our duty. We want everyone to read Prabhupada’s books. And also help others to add Krsna to their lives and in this way to add a new meaning to their lives. Bhakti Vinod Thakur, he said that we should make our grihastha lives Krsna conscious. Krsnera samsara koro chadi anaachar – giving up the bad habits, we should make a Krsna conscious samsara, grihastha life. We have to then unitedly serve Krsna. This is the real purpose of life. How much happiness is there in chanting the names of Krsna! Anander seema nai, niranande dure jai. Ananda has no limit. Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare , Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. So how many of you have taken your vows that you will observe the four regulative principles and chant 16 rounds minimum every day? I will end my talk now. First the aspiring and shelter devotees will come.
Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari devi dasi
24 April 2019