No initiation means questionable next birth‏

April 25, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by KHD

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Gaura Nitai

No way to calculate the value of accepting initiation from a bona fide spiritual master 

Dear Ravendra Gupta,

   Please accept my blessings. I have only recently received your

letter of February 6, 1974, due to travelling.

   I am very glad to hear you are following my instructions by

chanting 16 rounds daily. In order to chant offenselessly, so that the

chanting will have the greatest effect, one must avoid the four sinful

activities. You have asked “How serious would it be for me if I should

miss the golden opportunity to become your initiated disciple?” You

should know that the value of accepting a bonafide spiritual master is

more than we can calculate. It is not a mere formality. Of course

everyone is encouraged to chant Hare Krishna, but until one gives up

sinful activities and becomes determined to serve Krishna through His

representative then the firm fixing up of devotional service will not

take hold, and there is every chance that one will fall prey to all

sorts of material desires and have to come back again in the next

life–and one cannot guarantee that he will be born in the form of

life he may desire
Here is the formula of how to keep happy and stay fixed in Krsna
71-04-13.Vri           Letter: Vrindaban Candra
Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your
letter dated 18th February, 1971 and have noted the contents. You
write to say that this Hare Krishna Movement is perfect in all
respects. Thank you very much. And it is a fact that “Sankirtana will
keep you happy
 and the books will keep you convinced“, so make your
program in that way and become fixed up in Krishna Consciousness.
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I liked this last letter so much I had it printed up for a temple card to pass out to others.
Srila Prabhupada gives to us the secret of success to become fixed up in Krsna Consciousness.
That is sankirtan–Hari kirtan, and reading his books–these two things make one steady and
determined to finish ones business in this lifetime.
By the way, who else is planning on attending our annual 4th of July parade kirtan here in Sedro Woolley???  We will be handing out thousands of packets of raisin prasadam, books and of course thousands of names of Hari.  So far, devotees from Canada, and Florida will be coming as well as local ones. Afterwards, a feast here at Sri Sri Gaura Nitai Mandir.
And next day, our regular arotik,kirtan, bhajan, BG class,  discussion, and prasadam weekly program.
Hare Krsna-Chant and Be Happy !!
Damaghosa das

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