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Simply Tolerate

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam - 4.19.33-34
Where: Sydney, Australia, December 20, 2009
Essence: “Once you are initiated and the spiritual master takes responsibility for you, then whatever happens is an arrangement of the Lord. You should have that faith before you take your initiation.”

Dear to His Heart

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 11.5.35
Where: Laguna Beach, USA, Mar 14, 2009
Essence: ”The Lord is not so interested in having to maintain the conditioned souls in the material world. Rather, it is getting them out of the holocaust of material existence and taking them back to Godhead that’s really dear to His heart.”

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.”

Better to have loved and lost

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 11.5.35
Where: Melbourne, Australia, Jan 25, 2009
Essence: ”Kali-yuga is so degraded that it is a great challenge to deliver the fallen conditioned souls. But still, the Lord comes to deliver a few fallen conditioned souls, rather than not try at all.”

Double Trouble

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 4.18.9-10
Where: Budapest, Hungrary, September 5, 2008
Essence: “The world is suffering today because we are taking resources from Mother Nature without the sanction of the Supreme Lord, denying His existence, and even worse using those resources either for sense gratification or for exploiting others.”

My first tattoo

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Antya Lila – 6.228
Where: Poland, July 14, 2008
Essence: Lord Caitanya instructed Raghunatha dasa Goswami, “grāmya-kathā nā śunibe, grāmya-vārtā nā kahibe bhāla nā khāibe āra bhāla nā paribe – Do not talk like people in general or hear what they say. You should not eat very palatable food, nor should you dress very nicely.”

Kali-yuga leftovers

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 1.1.22
Where: Alachua, USA, April 18, 2008
Essence: “Although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, there is one good thing left in this age. Just by decorating the tongue with the holy names of Krsna, one can achieve perfection and go back home, back to Godhead.”

Just be good devotees

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 1.15.36
Where: Hong Kong, Jan 21, 2008
Essence: “The protection of the Lord comes in proportion to our surrender. If we are sincere in following the regulative principles and help our spiritual master the best we can, in spreading the sankirtana movement, we can also experience protection, mercy and love in our lives. So, don’t be in anxiety – just be good devotees.”

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