(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 April 2014, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Initiation Lecture)

kks initiationIn the Bhagavad-gita (7.19), we have that verse:

bahūnāḿ janmanām ante
jñānavān māḿ prapadyate
vāsudevaḥ sarvam iti
sa mahātmā su-durlabhaḥ

It is a rare person who, after many many births, is coming to the point where they say,”Krsna is everything,” or “Krsna is the priority in my life.” So initiation stands for that – that Krsna becomes the priority. So that is wonderful. That is actually the greatest thing.

After so many lifetimes of being distracted by so many secondary things, now the most wonderful, ultimately the only wonderful objective, has become the priority in our life. So it is a glorious moment. It is a blissful moment. It is a happy moment. It is a time when we become finally relieved from being misguided and we are taking our steps on the spiritual path which is a blissful path. It is a path that brings us more and more auspiciousness with every step that we take.

So in this way, it is indeed a very important and significant moment. 


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