TEXT 207
'rāmadāsa' bali' prabhu tāṅra kaila nāma
āra eka pāṭhāna, tāṅra nāma--'vijulī-khāṅna'
rāmadāsa bali'-of the name Rāmadāsa; prabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; tāṅra—his; kaila—made; nāma—name; āra eka pāṭhāna—another Mohammedan; tāṅra nāma—his name; vijulī-khāṅnaVijulī Khān.
In this way Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu indirectly initiated the saintly Mohammedan by advising him to chant the holy name of Kṛṣṇa. The Mohammedan's name was changed to Rāmadāsa. There was also another Pāṭhāna Moslem present whose name was Vijulī Khān.
After being initiated, the devotees in the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement change their names. Whenever a person in the Western world becomes interested in this Kṛṣṇa 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 Māyāvādī sannyāsīs 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 Vaiṣṇavas. Such people are simply envious. We are not spoiling the Hindu system of religion but are simply following in the footsteps of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu by traveling all over the world and accepting those who are interested in understanding Kṛṣṇa as Kṛṣṇadāsa or Rāmadāsa. By the process of a bona fide initiation, their names are changed.

Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/cc/madhya/18/207

Previous: Madhya 18.206     Next: Madhya 18.208

If you Love Me Distribute My Books -- Srila Prabhupada