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Land Ahoy! Initiation lecture of Jahnava-mata dasi; formerly Jambavati dasi.

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Brisbane, Australia, February 9, 2010
Essence: “The material world is compared to a vast ocean of misery. But there is a shore on the other side – the spiritual world – from where we actually came and belong to.”

Guard against vaisnava aparadh

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Saubari-muni ashram, Vrindavana, Nov 1, 2007
Essence: “Bhakti is the permanent asset which even death cannot take away. Nevertheless we see that a vaisnava aparadh can take those assets from you. How careful we should be of vaisnava aparadh?”

Pastimes of Lord Balaram – Balaram Purnima Lecture

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 10.65.16
Where: Aug 26′th 2007, Warsaw, Poland.
Occassion: Lord Balaram’s Appearance day.
Essence: “In His relationship as elder brother, He (Lord Balaram) is very protective of Krsna…Lord Balaram killed long list of demons in their earthly lila to protect Krsna and the cowherd boys. Srila Bhakthi Vinod Thakur explains these demons represent obstacles on the path of devotional service, they also represent anarthas.”

“Lord Balaram is also original Spiritual Master. So duty of Spiritual Master is also to purify the heart of the disciple…We can think of Spiritual Master as Balaram’s representative, Lord Nityananda’s representative or Radharani’s representative.”

“In Rama Lila and Krsna Lila, these two transcendental brothers, they displayed nectarean pastimes, which they performed in the Spiritual World. But they didn’t invite jivas to participate. But beauty of Gaura lila is, Lord Chaitanya comes and through the medium of Sankirtana movement, He invites everyone to taste the nectarean mellows of pure devotional service – Braja bhakthi. And Lord Balaram, the Acharyas say, He especially loved this opportunity, why? Because He is the original Spiritual Master, and He takes great pleasure when He sees Sankirtana movement spread.”

“This is a good day to pray for the mercy of the Holy Name which Lord Balaram gave to the whole world as Lord Nityananda.”

Overcome Addiction to Sense gratification

Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.7.38
Where: Jul 10′th 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “This process chanting, hearing is so easy, why don’t people take it? Because they are addicted to sense gratification. We have to help them overcome this addiction. It is very easy they simply have to hear and chant. And that is our life as tour devotees – Just sit and chant Hare Krishna and go out on streets and dance to the Holy Names.”

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