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The words of a sadhu

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 2.1.16
Where: Sydney, Australia, Dec 28, 2008
Essence: “Sadhu means one who cuts our material attachments. He does not speak to flatter the audience but rather speaks the truth which may be painful but is for the ultimate benefit.”

Lakshmi – the goddess of fortune

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 4.8.23
Where: Sydney, Australia, Dec 27, 2008
Essence: “Anyone who takes to the worship of the Supreme Lord automatically receives the blessings of the goddess of fortune because she herself is always seeking the pleasure of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.”

The standard process

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 4.8.22
Where: Sydney, Australia, Dec 26, 2008
Essence: “The standard process of devotional service for any varna or asrama is to carry on with their respective occupational duties, while keeping Krsna in the center as demonstrated by Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra.”

Sydney harbor cruise

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita - 6.30
Where: Sydney, Australia, Dec 21, 2008
Essence: “One may not be able to always physically live in Sri Vrindavana dham. But one can always remember Vrindavana and see Krsna everywhere by remembering and hearing His pastimes.”

Discovering the real Dhruva Maharaja

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 4.8.7
Where: Sydney, Australia, Dec 16, 2008
Essence: “This particular pastime of Dhruva Maharaja displays the unique quality of compassion which distinguishes a devotee from the other classes of transcendentalists.”

Refined gold

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 4.8.5
Where: Sydney, Australia, Dec 14, 2008
Essence: ”The most refined form of religion is one which has no motivation at all except to serve the Lord. Srimad Bhagavatam, which is the cream of all scriptures, rejects all religious activities that are materially motivated.”

The benefits of celibacy

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 4.8.1
Where: Sydney, Australia, Dec 12, 2008
Essence: ”By abstaining from sex life one can perform wonderful work — one’s memory is enabled to act very swiftly, the duration of life is increased and one can be elevated to the highest perfectional stage, even to the spiritual world.”

Kartikeya – the son of Lord Siva

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 4.7.56-59
Where: Sydney, Australia, Dec 10, 2008
Essence: “Lord Brahma offered Taraka the benediction that he cannot be killed by any living entity except the son of Lord Siva.”

Rarely achieved

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 7.3
Where: Sydney, Australia, December 7, 2008
Essence: “O mind, just worship the lotus feet of the son of Nanda, which make one fearless. Having obtained this rare human birth, cross over this ocean of worldly existence through the association of saintly persons.”

Strengthen our faith with knowledge

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 4.7.50
Where: Sydney, Australia, Dec 4, 2008
Essence: ”By analyzing these three aspects of God – Bhagavan, Paramatma and Brahman from different angles of vision our faith in Him becomes strong.”

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