(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 June 2022, London, United Kingdom, Zoom Disciples Meeting)
We are all very fortunate, whether we are present in person or whether we are present through electronic means, because it does not really matter. It is transcendental sound vibration and it is the connection with this sound that is very important. Srila Prabhupada was very unique because he had faith in recordings and he recorded the Holy Name and he had faith that all the potency was in this Holy Name. This was revolutionary! Prabhupada would give second initiation by tape where he would speak the gayatri mantra and people would tape it to their ear and receive this mantra. Now, someone then said that such an initiation is not bona fide because it is said in the scripture that this mantra must be spoken and not just recorded. But Prabhupada had a different vision, whereby he understood that in whatever way the Holy Name manifests, that still remains the Holy Name. So he had faith in the power of the Holy Name at all times.