Initiation: Initiation Standards

                                                                  Q. When you give 1st initiation you take all of your disciples Karma right, so if when you give 2nd initiation do you also take the karma that has accumulated in the time span between the two initiations or do you not take it until they are ready for the third initiation. This question has been a topic of debate also, but this time in my mind.

                                                                  This is an interesting question -- to address this, let us first try to understand what is involved in the absolving of karma during initiation.

                                                                  Q. What is the process for initiation?

                                                                  I will give you a simple answer, but also refer you to the multiple questions on this topic that you were previously answered in "Inquiries into the Absolute"; within the attached file I have included some of these Q/Answers.

                                                                  Q. Can a devotee of Lord Krsna who Has not been initiated yet but has been following all the instruction from HDG Prabhupada is allowed to worship Lord Krsna Archa Vigraha form in his house?

                                                                  Q. I wish to know when a person is eligible to take diksha (spiritual initiation). I am chanting sixteen rounds and following the four regulative principles. What more conditions are to be followed before taking diksha - initiation. Please specify in detail.