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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.”

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.”

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