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Brahmanas – Initiation lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Vrindavana, November 20, 2010
Essence: “A Vaisnava is naturally a brahmana and, in fact, above a brahmana because he is situated in transcendence by dint of the nine processes of devotional service.”

Gayatri mantra

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Vrindavana, November 13, 2010
Essence: “Gaya means ‘to sing’ and tra means ‘to deliver’. The chanting of the Gayatri mantra delivers us from material existence, so we can chant the Hare Krsna mantra properly and attain pure Krsna prema.”

Look before you leap

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.10.8
Where: New Vraja-Dhama, Hungrary, September 6, 2008
Essence: ”A conditioned soul in this material world guided by imperfect senses and clogged by the fog of illusion cannot see where the path of pravrtti or sense gratification is leading. However, if he takes shelter of the transcendental radar of guru, sadhu and sastra, he can see things in their proper perspective and will be saved from the misery of this material existence.”

Double Trouble

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 4.18.9-10
Where: Budapest, Hungrary, September 5, 2008
Essence: “The world is suffering today because we are taking resources from Mother Nature without the sanction of the Supreme Lord, denying His existence, and even worse using those resources either for sense gratification or for exploiting others.”

Cross Over the Line

Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.7.43
Where: Jul 17′th 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “We are in between the two - material enjoyment and spiritual enjoyment. But at some point in our Krishna Consciousness, we have to cross over the line..Enough is enough fully surrender to Krishna. We have to make that decision – no more sense gratification only Krishna Consciousness. It will come some stage in our life, where we have to cross over.”

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