WHAT IS DEVOTEE INITIATION?
Devotee initiation is a confirmation of a life-long commitment to serve God and guru. It is based on the understanding that Paramahamsa Vishwananda takes responsibility to guide and support you on the path to the unfolding ultimate goal of spiritual growth - God-Realisation. For this, He provides the knowledge and grace required. When the aspirant is willing to sincerely put forth their best effort, the goal can be reached.
To take Devotee initiation is a rare opportunity and one of the biggest decisions you can make in life. Therefore, all aspiring devotees must meet specific requirements before they are eligible to request formal initiation.
Here, on this page, you can find all the information you need to decide if this is the next step on your spiritual path.
A candidate must follow Paramahamsa Vishwananda for at least 2 years, and for at least 1 year, the candidate must:
- Observe strict vegetarianism (no eggs, fish or meat. Buying, touching or cooking any meat should also be avoided.)
- Avoid intoxication (no smoking, no recreational drugs, and no drinking of any alcohol)
- Participate monthly in Bhakti Marga activities (physical or online)
- Perform daily japa (some missed days are permitted)
- Read the Bhagavad Gita Essentials (without commentary is sufficient)
- Read at least one of Paramahamsa Vishwananda's books (excluding the Bhagavad Gita)
- Successfully complete the Devotee Course
- Receive approval from a swami/ni or rishi/ka
If you are interested in becoming an initiated devotee of Paramahamsa Vishwananda, please follow the 3 steps below. Contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
DISCOVER THE PATH
TAKE THE DEVOTEE COURSE
Paramahamsa Vishwananda expects His devotees to have a foundation of knowledge about their path.
The Devotee Course will teach you everything you need to know in order to receive formal initiation.
*(If you have already taken the Devotee Course, online or in person, go to step 3)
CONTACT A SWAMI
When you've completed the Devotee Course, you can contact a swami to request initiation.
Swamis have been initiated by Paramahamsa Vishwananda to spread His teachings, initiate devotees and lead communities around the world.
Submit your request for initiation below.