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Initiations

New York, July 21-22, 1971
Prabhupada: What is your name? Eh?
Susie: Susie.
Devotee: Kanka dasi.
Prabhupada: Kanka. Your name is Kanka dasi, the daughter of a great king. All our, I mean, girl disciples are named great devotees' daughter or wife, like that. So you know what are the rules and regulations?
Kanka: Yes.
Prabhupada: Tell me.
Kanka: No meat-eating, no illicit sex, no gambling, no intoxication.
Prabhupada: And what is your name, spiritual? You forget immediately? (laughter) Hare Krsna. All right. How many rounds you will chant?
Kanka: Sixteen rounds a day.
Prabhupada: Only?
Kanka: More if I can.
Prabhupada: Thank you. (Kanka offers obeisances) All right. Next. (japa)
Devotee: Rastrapalika.
Prabhupada: Rastrapalika, governess, governeress. Is that?
Devotee: Governess.
Prabhupada: Governess? Governess. You have to govern. So what are the rules and regulations?
Rastrapalika: No meat-eating, no intoxication, (indistinct).
Prabhupada: Who is your husband?
Prabhupada: Nitai dasa. Hare Krsna.
Devotee: Vidarbha-suta.
Prabhupada: Garbha-suta.
Devotee: Vidarbha-suta.
Prabhupada: Eh? Vidarbha-suta. Vidarbha-suta means the wife of Lord Ramacandra. Come on. You are married? No, not yet. All right. Come on, next.
Devotee: Vilasini.
Prabhupada: Vilasini. Vilasini means who enjoys with Krsna. Come on. (japa)
Devotee: Usika.
Prabhupada: Usika.
Devotee: Usika.
Prabhupada: Usika is Brahma's another name, Usiksaya. So you know the rules and regulations? What are they?
Devotee: No illicit sex, no meat-eating, no gambling, no intoxication.
Prabhupada: Thank you. (japa) Ceto-darpana-marjanam bhava-maha-davagni-nirvapanam [Cc. Antya 20.12].
Devotee: Romapada.
Prabhupada: Brahmapada?
Devotee: Romapada.
Prabhupada: Roma?
Devotee: R-o-m-a-p-a-d-a.
Prabhupada: Ramapada? R-o?
Devotee: R-o.
Prabhupada: All right. So there was a great rsi, Romaharsana, Romaharsana. So his disciple or servant. Yes. Hare Krsna. Come on.
Devotee: Cediraja.
Prabhupada: Cediraja. Cediraja was Krsna's aunt's(?) husband. In connection with Krsna. He was a great king. His son, Cediraja's son was Krsna's cousin-brother but greatest enemy. Yes. Krsna killed him. Yes. (laughter) Come on. (japa)
Devotee: Kusakratha dasa.
Prabhupada: Kusakratha. Kusakratha. You know the rules and regulations? What are they?
Kusakratha: No meat-eating, no gambling, no illicit sex, uh, no intoxication.
Prabhupada: Which you like best? (laughter) Which of them?
Kusakratha: You are reading my mind, Srila Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: (laughs) All right. Don't do that again.
Devotee: Kirtiraja.
Prabhupada: Kirtiraja. The king who is famous. Who is that king who is famous, very? Do you know? No? Krsna. (laughter) What are the rules?
Kirtiraja: No meat-eating, no illicit sex, no gambling, and no intoxication.
Prabhupada: Thank you. [break] Kamsa was the sister of King Kamsa. Kamsa was not bad, but Kamsa was bad. Yes. Come on. So is there any thread?
Devotee: Yes. There's seven gayatris in all.
Prabhupada: Hm?
Devotee: Four threads, seven gayatris in all.
Prabhupada: So they may come after. (end)

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