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Title: Question on Naam Stages and Diksha
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-03-12 17:00:32
Question by Neil: Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! All Glories to Sri Gurudeva Srila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Swami Gaurangapada! All Glories to the Guru Parampara! All Glories to all Vaishnavas! My Dearest Swami Gaurangapada, I have a question about diksha. How long does one have to be established on the Hari Naam stage of chanting 16 rounds each of the three mantrarajas before one would be eligible to recieve Hari Naam diksha into the Mahamantra? I am far away from chanting 16 rounds a day, but I was just wondering what my goal should be. I desire to be on the Hari Naam stage and will work to get there. Thank you! Your servant, Neil.
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Jaya Guru Parampara! Pranams and Blessings! Shrila Prabhupada抯 standard for Hari Naam Diksha is 6-12 months after consistently chanting 25,000 Holy Names daily and following the principles. Thankyou Neil.