(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 July 2016, London, England, Initiation Lecture)


Once I gave initiation in Mayapur to a devotee and afterward, we met Jananivasa Prabhu. I said to Jananivasa Prabhu that I just gave initiation to this devotee, could you please just give him your blessings. Jananivasa Prabhu said, “Oh, you just took initiation! This is very nice because the time when you just take initiation is a very special time! It is the time where everything is still fresh and you are full of good positive energy. This is the time when you can put some really good habits in place…” He went on to say, out of humility, that he did not do that and he only knows it theoretically, but this is very nice. So the time of initiation is the time to be strict. Being strict is not fanatic… being strict means that we are serious… it means that we want to go back home, back to the spiritual world this lifetime. That is why we are doing all of this.

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