Archive for the ‘Service’ Category

Forever and Forever More

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Vrindavana, India, November 24, 2012

The Rewards of Sincere Surrender – Initiation Lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Hong Kong, November 16, 2009
Essence: “People are wandering aimlessly just living their destiny, without a spiritual master. However, when they surrender unto the spiritual master, he takes charge and by his grace everything comes.”

Work hard, play hard

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Poland, July 7, 2008
Essence: “To attract the mercy of Guru and Gauranga, we need to work very hard to engage all our senses in the service of the Lord, so that at the time of death, Lord Caitanya will incarnate in our minds to take us back to Godhead.”

How to become dear to the Lord

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse:  Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila – 14.1-22.
Where: Sri Jagannatha puri, Nov 21, 2007
Essence: “It is no secret how one can endear oneself to Krsna through love which is expressed by service. We should be able to accept any service on behalf of Guru and Gauranga and especially the service of spreading Lord Caitanya’s movement all over the world.”

Most important service

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.7.28
Where: Sept 14′th 2007, Ukraine Festival.
Essence: “When we are hearing from our guru, those are the most important moments in our relationship and the most important moments in our life.”

Servant of Everyone

Artist: His Holiness BhakthiVaibhava Swami 
Where: Aug 11′th 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “We can only avoid losing respect to devotees by maintaining service attitude, like again related to the point of how to associate with more advanced, equal or less advanced devotees. It is only possible if it is based on the Service attitude. More advanced, it is obvious, I want to render service to them. What is service related to equally advanced devotees? Let us spread Krsna Consciousness together..close friendship. They have only one thought how to serve Krsna together, spread Krsna Consciousness together. And less advanced devotees how to render service to them, that they can make advancement in Krishna Consciousness. By teaching, creating facilities for them to render service. There is always a service attitude. There is no question of I am more advanced than others or superior, because service attitude means I am servant of Everyone. That is the actual Vaishnava mood.”

How to attract Lord’s Mercy

Verse:  Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila – 14.1-14.
Where: March 13′th 2007, Atlanta.
Essence: “…One act of devotional service done sincerely attracts the mercy of the lord.”
Courtesy: Cintamani Dasi.

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