TEXT 207
'ramadasa' bali' prabhu tanra kaila nama
ara eka pathana, tanra nama--'vijuli-khanna'
SYNONYMS
ramadasa bali'-of the name Ramadasa; prabhu—Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; tanra—his; kaila—made; nama—name; ara eka pathana—another Mohammedan; tanra nama—his name; vijuli-khannaVijuli Khan.
TRANSLATION
In this way Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu indirectly initiated the saintly Mohammedan by advising him to chant the holy name of Krsna. The Mohammedan's name was changed to Ramadasa. There was also another Pathana Moslem present whose name was Vijuli Khan.
PURPORT
After being initiated, the devotees in the Krsna consciousness movement change their names. Whenever a person in the Western world becomes interested in this Krsna consciousness movement, he is initiated by this process. In India we are falsely accused of converting mlecchas and yavanas into the Hindu religion. In India there are many Mayavadi sannyasis known as jagad-guru, although they have hardly visited the whole world. Some are not even sufficiently educated, yet they make accusations against our movement and accuse us of destroying the principles of the Hindu religion by accepting Mohammedans and yavanas as Vaisnavas. Such people are simply envious. We are not spoiling the Hindu system of religion but are simply following in the footsteps of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu by traveling all over the world and accepting those who are interested in understanding Krsna as Krsnadasa or Ramadasa. By the process of a bona fide initiation, their names are changed.

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