Sacimata dasi: I met Prabhupada at Desha Priya Park pandal program. Then I decided that I should take diksha or initiation from him because what I have heard from his lecture has melted my heart. So
A devotee who lost his original beads gave me a new set for Prabhupada to sanctify by chanting on them. Prabhupada agreed, but mentioned that this was not really necessary because it is the chanting o
I had a conversation with Raya Rama just before my initiation by Prabhupada. I said, "How can I know for sure that I'll be able to follow all these regulations?" Raya Rama said, "Say it's a gamble. S
A letter from Ranadhira dasa, who runs the BBT Mail Order department in Los Angeles, informed Prabhupada of the mailing of 200,000 copies of The Krishna Consciousness Movement Is Authorized to the "le
Ajamila das : On Gaura Purnima day at about 11:30 in Srila Prabhupada's room in the Lotus Building, there were about five other devotees got brahmana initiation as well. Padmalocana was one of them. B
Srila Prabhupada's capacity for speaking about Krishna seems as inexhaustible as the Lord Himself. This evening's darsana again extended over several hours. Although the formal morning classes have be
In mid-morning Prabhupada spoke again, this time at a grand initiation ceremony and fire yajna. He awarded sannyasa to seven men, brahmana to fifteen devotees, and hari-nama initiation to twenty five.
Prabhupada's regular massage period generally runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. However, at about 11:15 a.m. Bhagavan, Jayatirtha and Harikesa came to ask Prabhupada at what time he wanted to come dow