Question: What is the significance of second initiation? Can somebody simply take Harinam initiation and perform devotional service throughout his whole life? In that situation, is it necessary to take second initiation?

Jayapataka Swami: So second initiation is like going on the fast track. It also brings one closer to the guru. That also gives one the facility of worshiping installed deities, but it is not essential to have. One can take second initiation, but with it also comes a...