The changing of names during initiation is commonly presented as evidence that ISKCON brainwashes people. Can you please respond?

by Chaitanya CharanJuly 11, 2012

To hear the answer

tapah pundram tatha nama mantro yagas ca pancamah/

ami hi panca-samskarah paramaikanti-hetavah//

“Tapa, pundra, nama, mantra, and yaga-these five items comprise panca-samskara. They are the cause of intense devotion to Lord Hari.”

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