Question: I have two questions, no. 1, what is the difference between sheltering to Guru Maharaj lotus feet and initiation. Only by sheltering to guru, one can go to Goloka Vrndavana? Question no. 2, after initiation, if somebody completes his chanting rounds by digital machine without chanting on beads, is it okay.

Jayapataka Swami: Taking shelter of the guru is a trial period and taking initiation means that you are convinced that following the guru’s order you will be successful. Under shelter, it may have similar effect as initiation, if you are very sincere in your practice....

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