There are two sections to the Kalachakra initiation, the preparatory procedures, and actual initiation. The preparatory section has six parts. 1. Setting a proper motivation and bestowing the inner initiation Setting the motivation involves the disciples purifying themselves by taking a bath symbolized by sipping a handful of water and offering prostration. The master performs a ceremony of sending out a ritual cake, which symbolizes dispelling any obstructions to the initiation. The disciples then make .