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Temple of the heart

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 4.14.41
Where: Budapest, Hungary, May 27, 2008
Essence: “For sankirtan devotees, the temple of the heart is the streets of the modern cities where they relish the nectar of spreading this transcendental knowledge of Krsna consciousness to the most ignorant.”

Vyasa-puja address

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, May 19, 2008
Essence: “The Vaikunta Express going to Goloka Vrindavana rests on two tracks – sadhana and preaching. We have to maintain both these tracks in good condition so that we can have a safe journey back home, back to Godhead.”

The beautiful Hiranyakasipu

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.3.1
Where: Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, May 18, 2008
Essence: Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur once said: “In Satya-yuga, Hiranyakasipu, more than Prahlada, by the adoption of the method of negative propaganda, proclaimed greatly the glory of Lord Nrsimhadeva.”

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.”

Caterpillar to butterfly

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 1.9.33
Where: Karuna Bhavan, Scotland, U.K, May 9, 2008
Essence: “An ugly caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly by meditating on his higher beautiful nature. Similarly, when our ugly selfish material desires get purified, we can develop the desire for pure devotional service by which we can achieve our pre-ordained relationship with the Lord in various transcendental mellows.”

Raising the bar

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: London, U.K, May 5, 2008
Essence: “To make progress on the path of devotional service, it is very important that we have a vision of ourselves down the road. We need to work hard and set higher and higher goals each time, so that we can achieve the highest goal – ceto darpana marjanam – a clean heart in which we can cultivate real love for Radha and Krsna.”

Now or never

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Penn State university, Pennsylvania, USA, April 24, 2008
Essence: “According to the Bhagavad Gita, there are 8,400,000 species of life, out of which the human form of life is very special. And, now that we have come to this human form of life, it’s time to go within and inquire about our real spiritual nature and graduate from this school life to the spiritual kingdom.”

Sunday Feast lecture – “God, what are You doing here?”

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 4.8
Where: San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 20, 2008
Essence: “The material world is miserable, temporary, and full of ignorance. But still the Lord comes to this world – where the living entities are acting out to be God – out of His intense desire to take us back home with Him to the spiritual world.”

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.”

Lord Nrsimhadeva’s insurance policy

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.10.25-29
Where: Alachua, USA, April 18, 2008
Essence: “The coverage of an insurance policy is in proportion to the premium we pay. Similarly, the protection of Lord Nrsimhadeva is in proportion to our level of surrender.”

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