Bhurijana Dasa: This is my second initiation from Prabhupada in New Vrindavan, 1969. Amid the kirtana and readings, Prabhupada called me to his side and softly intoned the Gayatri mantra into my ear. Then he demonstrated how to count ten mantras on my right hand. "Now you do it." Unsure, tired, inattentive, and frightened, I started counting from one to ten on the creases and tips of my right hand, praying that Krishna would guide me on the correct path from one to ten. Only by His mercy did I succeed.