“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #4”
The Nectar of Devotion — Vrndavana, October 27, 1972
1082) Whether I know What the diksa vidane are! Taught by Srila Prabpada!
———— So Sanatana Gosvami gives this idea of chemical composition. It appears that he knew how to work with chemicals.
yatha kancanatam yati kamsa-rasa-vidhanatah
tatha diksa-vidhanena dvijatvam jayate nrnam
So we are trying to follow Sanatana Gosvami. By diksa-vidhanena, by initiating persons any, from anywhere. It does not matter. Because in this age, Kali-yuga, the diksa-vidhana is performed according, according to Pancaratrika-vidhi. Not Vaidika-vidhi. Vaidika-vidhi is very strict. Unless one is bona fide son of a dvija, the initiation was not given. To the sudras, there was no initiation. A brahmana ksatriya, vaisya. So these are the Vedic process. So in the Kali-yuga, because it is to be understood that everyone is a sudra, therefore Vaidika-vidhana cannot be applied. Vaidika-vidhana requires that one must be born by a brahmana, ksatriya. Then he’s eligible for being initiated. But in the Kali-yuga, that is not possible. Therefore the Pancaratriki-vidhi is accepted. ——————-