asa[e] vad; initation, second
Hare Krsna Beloved Gurudeva:
Maybe some devotees will like me less. Nevertheless, it seems to me that some devotees are very eager to take second initiation due to you are retiring to India soon.
Maybe I can give some insights here due to I took second initiation in 2006. Elder devotees explained to me that from that point I was going to be on the spot. It was a huge responsibility.
And I took the vow to serve Sri Sri Radha Madana Bihari and every Friday from 2006 to 2013 I performed service there. Krsna then started to tested me, I have some slipps. So I have to say for those who want to take second initiation that is not an easy path ¡¡¡
Some godbrothers and sisters are not in favor that some of the candidates take second initation, but they prefer not to say anything. I am not in favor and also not against them.
However, I just want to say that they need to think very carefully the huge step that they are going to make. Plus, if some of them have some situations that need to be fixed from their past they should try to fix them first. They are going to be consider as ladies and gentlemen.
HpS - Yes, Karuna krsna Das, Chosica Temple Council, have made exactly the same comments, and one of the candidates who had some financial debts to pay has done it.
Also, second initiation is for brahmanas, ksatriyas and higher class vaisyas. All should ne twice born.
Also, even if we do not take second initiation formally, we must be fixed in Brahman and this Paramatma by the informal process of following our Harinama diksa vows.
If we fall from either first or second initiation vows it is about the same, no?
Get back up.
Fallen the process or as Maharaja Bharat, adjust our Bhava.
All of the candidates from the list participate in FMP. That is a very strong point.
Also some godbrothers and sisters are maybe shy or recatados haha and do not try to show of and maybe they are more qualified to take second initiation. But that is another topic.
For instance, if you study to become a teacher you need to know why do you want to be a teacher. And what are going to be your responsabilities.
In my opinion. If you worship Sri Sri Gaura Nitai in Wilson you do not need second initiation.
So sorry Gurudeva if this bothers you or the readers from this blog, and thank you for this blog. Wherein we can express ourselves freely with education.
HpS - CmDD we are all indebted to you for making these points. You will be a great grandmother.
At the end of the day as you say mercy is more important than Justice. KRSNA IS SO MERCIFUL AND SO DO YOU. Nevertheless, we do not need to take advantage of that mercy
Thanks a lot Gurudeva
See you in FMP
HpS - I'm demanding, according to the ISKCON laws that the candidates be presented by the local media and people have a chance to make objections.