Q. By Damodara Svarupa dasa: Sri Caitanya bhagavata Ch17 : The Supreme Personality of Godhead Narayana, the Supreme instructing spiritual master of everyone, accepted initiation from Sripada Puri, with an initiation mantra consisting of ten syllables. What was the initiation mantra the Lord received from Sripada Puri?
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
It was the ten-syllable Gopala Mantra:
go-pi-ja-na-va-ll-bhaa-ya-svaa-haa are the ten syllables.
This ten-syllable Gopala Mantra is a part of the eighteen-syllable Gopala Mantra glorified in the Gopala Tapani Upanishad and the Hari Bhakti Vilasa and one of the seven Mantras imparted at the time the Gayatri Diksha in our Vinoda Sarasvata Parampara: