Today you will get Harinam which Lord brought from His dhama


Dated: 9 May 2016
Venue: Ujjain (Kumbha mela)

Occasion: Gurudev at diksha ceremony

I welcome you all to this initiation ceremony and special welcome to those who are getting initiated and rest of you can say Haribol and express your happiness. I had got message of the kumbha coordinators that more and more devotes should get initiated, so we both me and HH Bhakti Caru Maharaj thought of giving diksha here. The venue is also very special we are at bank of Sipra. This is siksha and diksha bhumi of Krsna and Balaram. But what they will achieve by taking diksha, but….

“yad yad acarati sresthas tat tad evetaro janah” (BG 3.21)

All the rishis of the world are present here today, there is also possibility that Demigod must also have come for nectar here today. On such special day diksha ceremony is taking place. You all are taking a great step today that means you want to be free from this world, you want to go back home. If you want then for you diksha will be there. So this special mercy of Lord on you.

“Bramanada bramite koni bhagyavan jiva, guru Krishna prasad pai bhaktilata bija”

By Lords mercy such fortunate souls get Guru, in gita Arjuna takes shelter of Krishna and says Lord please protect me. With this bhava if a jiva goes to Guru,

“krsna se tomara krsna dite para tomara sakati achhe
ami ta’ kangala ‘krsna krsna’ bali dhai tava pachhe pachhe”

‘ami ta’ kangala’ – I am kangala- I am poor and you have Krishna so I am running after you. You give us Krishna the real wealth Krsna is yours. You can give Krishna. You have that power. Don’t just say we need to realize it.
When the jiva goes with this bhava to Guru, Guru takes us to Lord. Lord says,

“Sarva-dharman parityajya”

Guru also says the same, surrender unto Lord whatever rules and regulations are given by Lord should be followed. Prabhupada presented to the whole world the message of Lord, so it’s called *as it is*
Let the Lord say you don’t say.

“sampradaya-vihina ye mantras te nisphala matah”

We can get Krsna only by getting connecting to bonafide sampradaya, so that’s how the thoughts of Lord will reach us. Today some are getting harinam diksha and some Brahman diksha. We are from Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Sampradaya, so we get initiated with Hare Krsna mantra. So today officially you all are getting Harinam. You have to avoid 10 offences against holy name and follow 4 regulative principles.

After diksha you will become dharmik and you will also contribute in establishment of dharma.
The foundation of dharma are: mercy, truthfulness, austerity and cleanliness.

“daya dharma ka mula hai”

The foundation of dharma should be strong; we need to make these foundations very strong. Prabhupada also told us to follow four regulative principles. ISKCON is now 50 years old, haribol and when ISKCON was just half a year old since that time Prabhupada is telling the disciples to follow four regulative principles.
He told this in America, where people used to eat flesh in breakfast lunch dinner Prabhupad was telling them
“patram puspam phalam toyam” from today now no muttanam chikanam biryanim.

You know Jagai Madhai incident, Haridas Thakur and Nityananda Prabhu told them to take Harinam and but they were not ready. To such Jagai Madhai like people Prabhupada was training and they agreed to follow the four regulative principles.

During Nashik kumbha nectar was flowing in Godavari and there was a tea stall named chai-amrita pijiye, people were busy drinking tea. In Badrinath also there a tea stall and a board “chai ka akhari Dukan”. In Mumbai airport yesterday they offered us tea; I said no, they said atleast take coffee. They thought tea is for poor persons. So tea is also addiction.

So you all will take sankalpa to follow 4 regulative principles and chant 16 rounds. When Lord came He brought harinam for all of us and today you will get this mantra which Lord brought from His dhama.

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