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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.”

How to end Cycle of Birth and Death? – Festival Lecture

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami 
Where: Aug 11′th 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “We all are very busy and we need to be busy to maintain this body. But we cannot forget our Ultimate Goal - To understand our deeper Spiritual Nature, to understand God, to understand very deep intimate relationship with God. Once you understand this fully, you don’t have to take birth again. This cycle of birth death, birth death is finished, if at the end of life you are self-realized.”

Where are you going? – Festival Lecture

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami 
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita - 2.13.
Where: Aug 9′th 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “The Bhagavad Gita teaches us in the first chapter that we are not these bodies. You are not the body, You are not material. You are spiritual, You are the Soul. What we call death is the death of the outward dress - the body. Where does the Soul go at the moment of death…Where are we going? Bhagavad Gita also answers this question.”

Precious Gift – Hare Krishna Chant (Festival Lecture)

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Aug 5′th 2007, Kostryn, Poland.
Ocassion: Wood Stock Festival, 2007 
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “It took you long time to find us..and it took us long time to find you, so please keep in touch. Many of you may feel seperation from Krishna’s village of peace..you can create Spiritual World every where, wherever you go in the world. You just have to chant the Hare Krishna Chant. That’s how Spiritual Life starts, that’s how we go down the Spiritual Path, and that’s how we come to Perfection in this world – The Hare Krishna Chant. We leave you with this Precious gift of chanting Hare Krishna. It is free and it is the greatest treasure…We will miss you. We love all of you..you are our brothers and sisters, part of greater Spiritual Family. You are the most beautiful thing of this festival…We thank all of you very much. We wish you safe journey back home. And don’t forget to chant Hare Krishna and your life will be sublime.”

Maha Sankirtan Yagna

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Aug 4′th 2007, Kostryn, Poland.
Ocassion: Wood Stock Festival, 2007 
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “I don’t think it is by chance that the weather man’s prediction has been completely devasted and it is bright and sunny out. There must be something, some higher providence involved in this. So they have done their part, they are great devotees, we have to do our part. It appears our Sankirtan party is little over 500. It includes devatas also, so it is about 30 million devotees. So it is very good. Stage is set. We are on the verge of huge maha yagna – unprecedented. You should also enjoy this yagna..A Vaishnava his/her joy is to see people experience the same bliss they are experiencing. That is going to happen in a huge scale. Through out the day, you should stop a minute, step back a little bit and think how pleased Srila Prabhupada must be seeing so many people tasting prasadam, hearing Holy Names..,seeing pure unadulterated Krishna Consciousness presented on a big stage.”

Come Back Home With Us – WoodStock Festival

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Aug 4′th 2007, Kostryn, Poland.
Ocassion: Wood Stock Festival, 2007 
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence:“We are on the way back to Spiritual World and we are taking Lord Jagannath, Baladev and Lady Subhadra back to Vrindavan. Actually we are not taking them, they have come to take us all back to Spiritual World…So please don’t go away its taken a long time to find us. Don’t leave now, stay with us and come back last 100 meters back home where, we all will be safe in the Spiritual Sky.”

Unique Festival – Krishna’s Village of Peace

Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.8.3-4
Where: Aug 1′st 2007, Kostryn, Poland.
Ocassion: Wood Stock Festival, 2007 
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence:“We have golden oppurtunity to preach in this Maha Maha Mahostava. We find more people than you can meet in 10, 20 years all in one place.  By combined effort we can inject Krishna Consciousness in a very potent way. These are rare moments. We have our routine devotional service and these Golden moments. We have to take advantage of them..These are historic moments.Vaishnavas coming together is very auspiscious. And they preaching together is extremely auspiscious…This is my favorite type of festival…We all coming together to preach, this is something unique, very very special…This is all nectar because it is all to fulfill desire of Lord Caitanya and Srila Prabhupada to deliver these young students.”

Qualifications Of A Disciple – WoodStock 2007

Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.8.1
Where: Jul 29′th 2007, Kostryn, Poland.
Ocassion: Wood Stock Festival, 2007 
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence:“We often hear glories of Pure devotees. It is important to also learn about qualification of a good disciple of such Master. Prahlad Maharaj gives us a hint regarding this in Brahmacari guru-kule verse (SB 7.12.1). A disciple after entering into guru-kula or Krishna Consciousness should practice control of his senses…either by restricting them from sense enjoyment or better yet by engaging them in Krishna’s service. The second duty is to practice being very submissive…you have to be submissive else cannot get full mercy of the Spiritual Master. And finally disciple should develop friendship or goodwill towards the Spriritual Master. Prahlad Maharaj sets a best example of how to reciprocate with mercy of Spiritual Master by starting to preach at the age of 5 years. Following in the footsteps of Prahlad Maharaj, let us try to preach to 350,000 young people at Wood Stock this year.”
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Universal Song of Peace and Happiness – Festival Lecture

Where: Jul 27′th 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “Real key to happiness you see in their (devotees) faces is not the discipline they are following, but the inner joy they are experiencing by chanting names of God – Hare Krsna Hare Krsna…Krsna is very blissful and when you associate with him through his name, you will also become blissful. You can also chant and experience the joy that comes from it. This is universal song of peace and happiness.”

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