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Time – friend or enemy?

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.30.2
Where: Sydney, Dec 5, 2007
Essence: “Time is very difficult to perceive, very subtle and also very powerful. Sages say that under the influence of time everything in the world comes to pass. Based on how one utilizes all-devouring time, it can be one’s friend or greatest enemy.”

Go back and preach – Farewell talk

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Sri Chandrodaya mandir, Mayapur, Nov 16, 2007
Essence: “We’ve all experienced the joy of these yatras, let us go back now and preach to as many people as we can in our lifetime and give them the joy of coming to these beautiful transcendental abodes of Bharata-varsa.”

Crest jewel of all qualities

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.9.8
Where: Sri Chandrodaya mandir, Mayapur, Nov 12, 2007
Essence: “Greatest fortune is to be able to take share in the deliverance of millions of people. We have to pray for that compassion to awaken. It is the crest jewel of all qualities.”

Don’t be shy

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.9.44
Where: Moscow, Sep 23, 2007, Russian yatra festival.
ssence: “Don’t be shy in sharing your good fortune with others. Just get up and be out there. Because you are a devotee and are practicing devotional service, if people assist you in some way, they will get some benefit. Anyone can preach Krishna consciousness.”

Seeing Krsna’s presence

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami 
Where: Moscow, Sep 18, 2007.
Essence: “If you have a spiritual master, then you know that the Lord is present and has given His blessings to you. Also, we can really appreciate the Lord in our lives primarily through His holy names.”

Formula for happiness

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 6.9.55
Where: Sept 15′th 2007, Ukraine Festival.
Essence: “If you want to be enlightened, want to be happy, step into the sunshine of Krishna consciousness.”

Most important service

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.7.28
Where: Sept 14′th 2007, Ukraine Festival.
Essence: “When we are hearing from our guru, those are the most important moments in our relationship and the most important moments in our life.”

Glory of transcendental knowledge

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.7.28
Where: Sept 13′th 2007, Ukraine Festival.
Essence: “If we invest in this transcendental knowledge from the very beginning, then despite all our disqualifications, by the mercy of Guru and Krishna, we can also perfect our lives and become ecstatic devotees of the Lord.”

Real Happiness – Festival Lecture

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami 
Where: Aug 13′th 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “Though we may differ on various things, we all agree that we have one thing in common, we all are trying to find happiness. We foolishly try to find our hapinness in material things. Material things can’t give us any lasting happiness, they are here today and they are gone tomorrow. Actually what we are hankering for, is the happiness we experience in association with Lord. God is very merciful, he is present in his Name. When we say Hare Krsna we are actually associating with the Lord…We have seen that people from all over the world who chant this song become immediately happy.”

Spiritual Life Style – Festival Lecture

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami 
Where: Aug 12′th 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “I would like to share about the practical life style we as devotees are following…For us it is not just a show as we are presenting it to you, but it is our way of living….we live very much like every body else, but focus of our life is very much Spiritual.”

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