Archive for the ‘Maya-devi’ Category

Samurai Warrior

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 4.22.31
Where: Vrindavana, India, March 11, 2012

Advancement in Krsna Consciousness – Vyasa Puja Address

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Dallas, May 29, 2011
Essence: “When we see the enthusiasm of the disciples in their loving relationships with others, when we see how eager they are for kirtan, and when they speak their realizations, we know that they are making real progress in Krsna consciousness.”

Confidential companions

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 11.5.38
Where: Melbourne, Australia, Jan 28, 2009
Essence: ”The same personalities who appeared 5000 years ago in their original female forms as gopis, sakhis, and manjaris in Lord Krsna’s pastimes appeared 500 years ago in Lord Caitanya’s pastimes in male forms.”

Pigheaded

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 11.5.18
Where: Melbourne, Australia, Jan 13, 2009
Essence: “The rebellious and obstinate living entity turns away from Krsna and wants to play in his own realm of sense gratification. But he is very nicely placed under the care of Maya-devi who ties him up with the three modes of material nature for his ultimate rectification.”

The CEO of BBD & O

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita - 8.16
Where: Soho Street, London, U.K, May 10, 2008
Essence: “Maya-devi is an expert artist who has painted this material world full of illusion and deception. However, for a sincere devotee who attentively follows the instructions of the previous acaryas, she lifts this veil of illusion, so that he can make progress on the path of Krsna consciousness.”

How to overcome pride

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 10.73.10
Where: Melbourne, Dec 19, 2007
Essence: “Material opulence and power are some of the challenges Maya-devi places in front of practising devotees. We will discuss some tips on how to overcome pride as a result of possessing these assets.”

Know the enemy – Maya-devi

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.30.4
Where: Sydney, Dec 7, 2007
Essence: “Srila Prabhupada says that chanting Hare Krishna means declaring war against Maya. In the war, one is trained to know the enemy. We need to know how to deal with Maya to be successful in Krsna Consciousness.”

Purpose of creation

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse:  Srimad Bhagavad Gita - 9.6
Where: Sydney, Dec 5, 2007
Essence: “More important than knowing how the universe is created, it is important to know why it is created. Scientists are interested in knowing the how and the details. We are interested in knowing the why. We will tell them what it is all about – to bring us ultimately to the point of surrender to God.”

Do Your Part

Where: Apr 22′nd 2007, Hungary.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita 18.55.
Courtesy: Braja Gopali Dasi.
Essence: “…If you don’t make it, he has to come back. Don’t make things difficult for your Spiritual Master, he wants to go back to Goloka..just do your part..”

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