Guru Maharaj: You see, if they like to do sevā that may be also good. In previous yugas, we did meditation, homa yagna or temple worship. But in this yuga we are qualified to do these tapasyas. But Kṛṣṇa came as His holy name. And the holy name of Kṛṣṇa is nondifferent from Kṛṣṇa. So by chanting the name of Kṛṣṇa, we can achieve all the results that we achieved in the previous yugas which were much more difficult. If then can even chant one round to start with, that is also auspicious. Then gradually, I try to encourage them – oh, you are doing one round, that is seven lakhs a year! Two rounds is 12.5 lakhs. If you do four rounds that is 25 lakhs! 16 rounds is a crore! We would like to make crorepatis! And for that they have to do 16 rounds. But first get them to chant one round and then gradually increase. You can praise them and say how beneficial that is! If somebody chants one round, if they want to take aspiring, they can do so. When they reach 16 rounds, they can take shelter. When they finish the checklist after 16 rounds, they can take initiation. Now I am giving dīkṣā over Zoom.
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