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731225 - Lecture Initiation - Los Angeles

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



731225IN-LOS ANGELES - December 25, 1973 - 06:25 Minutes



Karandhara: Prabhupāda, do you want to give the names before the kīrtana?

Prabhupāda: What?

Karandhara: You want to give the names to the new devotees before the kīrtana, and after the kīrtana go on the walk?

Prabhupāda: The name is not given?

Karandhara: No. I have the beads.

Prabhupāda: So without name, how can we give?

Karandhara: No, I have the names.

Prabhupāda: Names also?

Karandhara: Do you want to give them now?

Prabhupāda: Oh. Yes. We can give. So come on. No, no, mantra, one mantra. That mantra. Chant mantra, then I will give the name.

Karandhara: All right. (break)

Pradyumna: Everyone sip water, take water. Take spoon in left hand.

(break)

Prabhupāda: . . . such atmosphere. So we have to maintain this. (break)

Karandhara: Jesus. (devotee comes up) Virāha.

Prabhupāda: Virāha. Virāha dāsa. I am not asking individually about the four principle. I suppose you know this. But just I was explaining sat and asat. These two things are side by side. Just like there is darkness and there is light, you can see merging in the sunlight. You'll see, one side is light, and one side is dark. Similarly, sat and asat, they are existing side by side. If you don't remain this side, then you come to this side. So it is my choice. So this Hare Kṛṣṇa is the bright side, and the other things, material activities and sinful activities—meat-eating, intoxication, gambling, illicit sex—the dark side. So it is your choice. If you remain the bright side, then your progress is certain, and if you fall down again on the dark side, that is your misfortune. You should always remember that. Come on.

Karandhara: Marcos. Name is, Virabāhu.

Prabhupāda: Your spiritual name—Virabāhu dāsa.

Karandhara: Ilan. Name is Havi, Havi dāsa.

Prabhupāda: Havi?

Karandhara: Havi.

Prabhupāda: Havi. Your name is Havi dāsa.

Karandhara: Argenis. Name is Tamohara.

Prabhupāda: Tamohara. Your name is Tamohara.

Karandhara: Manuel. Pramāṇa.

Prabhupāda: Pramāṇa. Your name is Pramāṇa dāsa.

Karandhara: Lynne. Manīndra-bhusana.

Prabhupāda: Male? Male? Female? Oh.

Karandhara: No, female.

Prabhupāda: Someone in the . . . (indistinct) . . . Manīndrā. Manīndrā. That's all.

Karandhara: Cary. Kusumikā.

Prabhupāda: So she has got another?

Karandhara: Those are extra, just extra sets.

Prabhupāda: Oh. So your name is Kusumikā . . . (indistinct)

Karandhara: Kaylyn. Kartā, Kartā dāsī.

Prabhupāda: Kartā dāsī.

Karandhara: Elba. Name is Varā. Varā dāsī. V.a.r.a.

Prabhupāda: Varā dāsī. Vara means excellent. (laughter)

Karandhara: Audrey. Name is Dhattreyī. Dhattreyī.

Prabhupāda: Eh? Dhattreyī. Dhattreyī dāsī. That's all?

Karandhara: That's all, Prabhupāda.

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Devotees: Haribol. Jaya Prabhupāda. (end)