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(The King is ready for initiation. He has shaved his head and cut off his beard and is sitting in front of the spiritual teacher. The King sings.)

He jogiraj dikkha amai dao go aji dikkha
rupantarer amar bani pabo aji shikkha
ghurbona ar dure dure
nachbo shudhu hriday pure
gaibo giti premer sure
dekhbo amai pran mukure
nirabatar lagi ami magi aji bhikkha

(O Yogi of the highest magnitude, initiate me.
Today offer me your initiation.
Today I shall learn the immortal message of transformation from you.
I shall not wander any more in the farthest corners of the world.
I shall only dance in the city of my heart.
Inside the city of my heart I shall sing songs of Love Divine,
And I shall see myself in the mirror of my sanctified heart.
Today I beg of you to offer me only one thing: silence, silence.
O Yogi of the highest magnitude, initiate me today.)

(The King touches his feet.)

KING: You have taken all my impurity, all my imperfections. In return I give you my whole kingdom and all its wealth. Anything you want from me is yours. O Guru, I am at your command. My royal family is at your command. My subjects are at your command. And all my possessions are at your command.

GURU: O King, from now on I expect you to lead a spiritual life, a divine life. From your example, your kingdom will begin a new life, a life of purity, a life of renunciation, a life of divine perfection.

KING: Guru, I know, I know. I am most grateful to you for initiating me. I was not worthy of being initiated, but from now on, through my acts, I shall prove to you that I can be what you want me to be, and I shall not betray your trust.

(The King sings.)

Jagiyachhe bishwanath asundar prane
chalilam shashwater ahana sandhane

(The Lord of the Universe is awakened inside the heart of ugliness itself.
Now towards the Eternal Dawn I march,
I run towards the Eternal Dawn.)

(The Guru blesses the King with joy and pride, and then leaves.)