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What is the qualification to worship Giriraja, either as Hari dasa varya or as Krsna himself?

In terms of initiation (none, first, or second), our mood, and our worship standards. I have such a desire to worship Giriraja, and I would like to know the standard so that I may elevate myself to it. Please let me know.


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  • Ask Krishna to bring you to the level needed for you to worship Him in this way, and by your Love, which you already have fully for Him, He will bring you to Him in the way that you desire to serve Him. You are an expansion of Krishna, as are all of His devotees, and He only wants to bring you back to Himself. Your Love is the most ideal thing for Krishna, and it is the true initiation and the true meaning of who you are, for Love is Krishna. You are able to Love others because Love is who you are, therefore you are able and ready to Love this Deity of our Beloved Lord Krishna in the same way. Hare Hare Krishna!

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    Hare Krsna Mataji,


    Jai, what a beautiful desire! Mataji, to serve Giriraj, or any deities, the ideal is to be 2nd initiated. This I have heard in lectures by HH Bhkati Vidyapurna Goswami maharaj of Mayapur. 

    If one is having deities in the home and one is worshipping, then one should elevate oneself to the standard of 2nd initiation and take initiation.


    Dandvat pranam to you,

    Radha Rasamayi DD

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