Archive for the ‘Themes’ Category

Conflict resolution

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Seattle, Mar 19, 2008
Essence: “The solution to all conflicts in the human society is to recognize what we have in common instead of the differences. When we have such a change of consciousness, we can all live harmoniously even in this world.”

Dealing with separation

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Seattle, Mar 18, 2008
Essence: “At some point in this temporary world, we have to face separation from our loved ones. One can be equipoised in all circumstances by being fixed in transcendental knowledge. Therefore, always be engaged in Krsna consciousness and your future will be bright!”

Spiritualize your relationships

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Seattle, Mar 18, 2008
Essence: “Material relationships based on sense gratification, as near and dear as they are, are the cause of bondage and degradation. So, see the wife, the husband, friends and society as spirit souls and base your relationships in Krsna consciousness and become liberated 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.”

The formula for Krsna consciousness

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 1.2.12
Where: Govinda Valley, Australia, Dec 28, 2007
Essence: “If we mix elements of this verse together without leaving anything out, and practice it, we will become Krsna conscious.”

Benefits of Krsna consciousness

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 1.2.15
Where: Govinda Valley, Australia, Dec 26, 2007
Essence: “The benefits of practicing Krsna consciousness are that the huge immense storehouse of karmic reactions festering in our heart is destroyed, the desire to commit sin is eradicated, the heart is cleansed and eventually love for Krsna is awakened. Therefore, who will not pay attention to this message?”

Good disciple – Initiation lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.9.28
Where: Melbourne, Dec 24, 2007
Essence: “At the moment of initiation a good disciple feels very indebted upon receiving the greatest treasure – the Holy name. To express his gratitude, the rest of the life he uses his body, mind and words to assist his master’s mission and brings him glory.”

Be prepared for death

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.30.16-17
Where: Sydney, Dec 16, 2007
Essence: “As contradictory as it may seem, death is the most important moment of one’s life because one’s next life depends on that moment. Therefore, one has to prepare an entire life for that moment.”

Be in this world but not of this world

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.30.9
Where: Sydney, Dec 11, 2007
Essence: “To go to Goloka, we should be convinced of futility of material existence. In these verses of Srimad Bhagavatam, horrific nature of the material world is described. But if one is sinless, pure and strict in practicing Krsna consciousness, these things have no effect.”

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.”

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