CC Madhya 24.256

vyādha kahe, — ‘yei kaha, sei ta’ kariba’
nārada kahe, — ‘dhanuka bhāṅga, tabe se kahiba’
vyādha kahe — the hunter replied; yei kaha — whatever you say; sei ta’ kariba — that I shall do; nārada kahe — Nārada Muni replied; dhanuka bhāṅga — break your bow; tabe — then; se kahiba — I shall speak to you.
“The hunter then said, ‘My dear sir, whatever you say I shall do.’

“Nārada immediately ordered him, ‘First of all, break your bow. Then I shall tell you what is to be done.’

This is the process of initiation. The disciple must vow that he will no longer commit sinful activity — namely illicit sex, meat-eating, gambling and intoxication. He promises to execute the order of the spiritual master. Then the spiritual master takes care of him and elevates him to spiritual emancipation.