Being initiated

“Being initiated, Prabhupada said, is a glorious thing. It means one is going back to Godhead in this lifetime. Of course, they have to follow the vows that they have taken and at the same time it means they are being accepted by the disciplic succession. The guru is acting as an agent. So that is the responsibility also to see that the parampara is carried forward. Just as we read today in the Bhagavatam how the Manus are protecting the world, Prabhupada wanted that the ISKCON movement would be known as the savior of the world.”

His Holiness Srila Jayapataka Swami Gurumaharaj
26th August, 2008
Madurai, India