“I HOPE ALL DEVOTEES ARE KIND TO THEIR SPIRITUAL MASTER”
I’ve received many letters during my stay in the hospital. Some are particularly alarming because they ask for forgiveness for having neglected to chant their rounds and following the four regulative principles. It is imperative that all disciples continue to chant their 16 rounds per day and do the needful to follow the four regulative principles. Srila Prabhupada said that failing to follow one’s vows which were taken at initiation is committing violence on the spiritual master. Initiation in itself does not produce the expected results if one does not chant and follow the regulative principles. I hope that all devotees are kind to their spiritual master and chant 16 rounds and following the four regulative principles.
There is no punishment or prayascitta. Simply one has to return to the proper standard.
Your well wisher always,
10 Jan, 2018