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Divine Dreams

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Vrindavana, India, November 10, 2012

The Power of Attorney

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita - 4.8
Where: Zagreb, Croatia, September 3, 2011
Essence: “The supreme Lord is always ready to bestow all His opulence’s on a devotee who wants to spread His glories in the material world. Such a devotee is very powerful, sometimes even more powerful than the Lord Himself. We should seek for the association of such a devotee by which we can actually understand and attain bhakti.”

The Goal of Krsna consciousness

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam - 1.8.19
Where: Poland, July 02, 2011
Essence: “It’s only by God’s grace that we will be granted spiritual eyes to see Him.”

Killer of the soul

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila – 1.195-197
Where: Alachua, USA, April 10, 2010
Essence: “Meat-eating is so cruel that it kills the soul’s chances for self-realization. By the positive alternative of Krsna consciousness,  even one who has been partaking in these activities for many lifetimes can have a change of heart.”

Equal Vision

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam - 4.20.18
Where: Sydney, Australia, January 10, 2010
Essence: “To be humble and admit one’s mistakes and to forgive someone for their mistakes are both symptoms of advancement in Krsna consciousness.”

Borrowed Plumes

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam - 11.15.15
Where: Melbourne, Australia, December 2, 2009
Essence: “The Lord makes arrangement to bring back a genuine and sincere devotee who may have fallen down due to past conditioning, bad association or some temporary weakness.”

Signposts on the path to Vraja

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Adi Lila – 16.55-58
Where: Alachua, USA, April 19, 2008
Essence: “The road to Vraja is loaded with brambles and thorns. But the devotees who are singing and dancing on this path of bhakti and are guided by the road map of the Sri Siksastaka prayers with verses like “na dhanam” as signposts will have a smooth ride back home, back to Godhead.”

Heart-felt prayers

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam - 1.8.44
Where: Laguna beach, USA, Mar 29, 2008
Essence: “Just as when gold is passed through fire, its real effulgence comes out, and it becomes very attractive, when a devotee goes through the fire of ordeal, his real devotion to the Lord comes out, and his sincere cry attracts the Lord like a magnet towards him.”

How to overcome pride

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 10.73.10
Where: Melbourne, Dec 19, 2007
Essence: “Material opulence and power are some of the challenges Maya-devi places in front of practising devotees. We will discuss some tips on how to overcome pride as a result of possessing these assets.”

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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