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731205 - Lecture Initiation - Los Angeles

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



731205IN-LOS ANGELES - December 05, 1973 - 11:13 Minutes



Prabhupāda: (leads responsive chanting of prayers)

. . . gato 'pi vā
yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ
sa bahyābhyantaraṁśuciḥ
(Garuḍa Purāṇa)
śrī viṣṇu . . .

Pradyumna: (continues leading of chanting)

śrī viṣṇu
śrī viṣṇu
śrī viṣṇu

Om . . . (break) . . . everyone who is going to be initiated.

Prabhupāda: What are the prohibited rules? (break) Yes. And how many rounds you'll chant, minimum?

Devotee: . . . (indistinct)

Prabhupāda: Thank you. So your name is Praśasya dāsa. Praśasya means one who observes the rules and regulation.

Devotees: Jaya!

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Karandhara: Costas? Citraka.

Prabhupāda: Hmm? Citraka. (japa) You should offer obeisances. Yes. That is the etiquette. So what are the rules and Costas . . . (indistinct) . . . yes. Your name is Citraka. Citraka is one of the personal servant of Kṛṣṇa.

Devotees: Jaya!

Prabhupāda: (aside) You can hang it there.

Karandhara: Lee? Lee? That's all right. Let them stop. Come here. Is Prabhu dāsa.

Prabhupāda: So, you know the rules?

Lee: No meat-eating . . .

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Lee: . . . no illicit sex, no gambling and no intoxication.

Prabhupāda: Including smoking, yes. (laughter) So your name is Prabhu dāsa. Prabhu means the Lord, and his servant.

Devotees: Jaya!

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Karandhara: Paul? Pūjana.

Prabhupāda: What are the rules and regulation?

Paul: No illicit sex, no gambling, no meat-eating and no intoxication.

Prabhupāda: So your name is Pūjana dāsa. Pūjana, "The embodiment of worship."

Devotees: Jaya!

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Karandhara: Dave? Name is Pārtha.

Prabhupāda: Eh?

Karandhara: Pārtha.

Karandhara: Dave Mustour. Which Dave is this? Are you Dave Mustour?

Prabhupāda: So what are the rules?

Dave: No meat-eating, no intoxication, no illicit sex, no gambling.

Prabhupāda: So your name is Pārtha dāsa. Pārtha is another name of Arjuna.

Devotees: Jaya! All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda.

Karandhara: Dave Wright. This one is Nātha.

Prabhupāda: Hmm?

Karandhara: Nātha.

Prabhupāda: Nātha. So, what are the . . .

Dave (2): No meat, fish or eggs, no intoxication, no illicit sex, no gambling.

Prabhupāda: So your name is Nātha dāsa. Nātha is the name of the master, Kṛṣṇa, sa-nātha jīvita. Sa-nātha. Just like if one lives under some able master he is always satisfied, similarly, if we remain servant of Kṛṣṇa we'll feel satisfaction always. Come on.

Karandhara: Jennifer. Name is Niścintya.

Prabhupāda: Niścintya. (japa) . . . harer nāma harer nāmaiva kevalam (CC Adi 17.21). So what are the rules and regulation?

Jennifer: No gambling, no illicit sex, no meat-eating, no intoxication.

Prabhupāda: So your name is Niścintya dāsī. Cintya means anxiety, and niścintya means no anxiety.

Devotees: Jaya!

Prabhupāda: So, no anxiety is Kṛṣṇa. And one who is under Kṛṣṇa, he is also, he has no anxiety. Otherwise always anxious. Material existence means anxiety. Anyone who is in the material existence, he is always in anxiety. Sadā samudvigna-dhiyām asad-grahāt (SB 7.5.5). Niścintya means no anxiety. So you are the maidservant of niścintya. Come on. Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Karandhara: Marilyn? Uttama dāsī.

Prabhupāda: Hmm. Hare Kṛṣṇa. (laughs) (japa) What are the rules and regulation?

Marilyn: No meat-eating, no illicit sex, no gambling and no intoxication.

Prabhupāda: So your name is Uttama dāsī. Uttama. Uttama means beyond this material world. Kṛṣṇa is uttama. Uttama, Puruṣottama. Uttama. Kṛṣṇa's another name is Puruṣa-uttama. So you are servant of, maidservant of Uttama, Kṛṣṇa.

Devotees: Jaya!

Karandhara: Shelley.

Prabhupāda: (japa)

Karandhara: Svarūpa dāsī.

Prabhupāda: Svarūpa. (japa) So, what are the rules and regulation?

Shelley: No . . . (indistinct)

Prabhupāda: Loudly. Yes, so that others can hear that you are promising before Deity. (laughter) Yes.

Shelley: No meat-eating, no illicit sex . . .

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Shelley: . . . no intoxication, no gambling.

Prabhupāda: If you promise like that, then the all the butcher's shop will be closed. (laughter) Naturally the slaughterhouse will be closed.

Devotee: Jaya!

Prabhupāda: And people will be closed to sinful activities. Yes? So?

Karandhara: Svarūpa.

Prabhupāda: Svarūpa dāsī. Svarūpa dāsī means . . . Svarūpa means spiritual identity. Our spiritual identity is ever-eternal servant. Svarūpa dāsī means you remain eternal servant of Kṛṣṇa. Don't forget.

Devotees: Jaya!

Karandhara: Joanne?

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Karandhara: Joanne?

Prabhupāda: What is the name?

Karandhara: It is Jayabhadra.

Prabhupāda: Eh?

Karandhara: Jayabhadra.

Prabhupāda: Jayabhadra. So, what are the rules and regulation? Loudly, please.

Joanne: No taking of intoxication, no meat-eating, no gambling, no illicit sex.

Prabhupāda: Thank you. So, Jayabhadra dāsī. Now, Bhadra is Kṛṣṇa, the most gentle, and you are servant, maidservant of Kṛṣṇa, Jayabhadra.

Devotees: Jaya!

Prabhupāda: That's all right?

Karandhara: Go now and have kīrtana?

Prabhupāda: Yes. Kīrtana. Have kīrtana little Yes. (end)