(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011)
On this day of initiation, we are making the ultimate offering. We are offering our whole existence, in every aspect; in every fibre of our existence – in every aspect the soul, the mind, the intelligence, the body…….we are offering everything to Krishna.
The Spiritual Master is the external manifestation of the super soul or the mercy manifestation of Krishna. So the Spiritual Master is the representative of Krishna. In that way the Spiritual Master is receiving our vows and he will take care of us, throughout our life with these vows. But the vows are made to Krishna and they cannot be taken back!