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Question: Guru Mahārāja, yesterday you said that Gadādhara Paṇḍita lost his taste after he gave the mantra to somebody – how to understand this?

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Jayapatākā Swami: He said that he gave initiation to a faithless person and therefore he lost his taste. Obviously, he was doing this to give us some instruction, that we should be careful about giving initiation. I remember that one police officer asked Śrīla Prabhupāda for initiation, and Śrīla Prabhupāda said you have to chant 16 rounds. So he was strict on that. So, like that, we have to be careful.
Not that he lost the mantra, he lost the taste.