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The Third Eye – Initiation Lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam - 7.9.28
Where: Sydney, Australia, December 29, 2009
Essence: “Faith means to put your trust in something sublime. So, the spiritual master’s duty is to cause his disciples to lose their faith in the material existence and to awaken their faith in Krsna and the process of devotional service.”

The First Hurdle

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam - 4.20.5
Where: Sydney, Australia, December 27, 2009
Essence: “If we find ourselves contemplating on even one material desire or being overcome by lust, anger, or greed, it means we have not yet fully realized that we are not this body.”

Simply Tolerate

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam - 4.19.33-34
Where: Sydney, Australia, December 20, 2009
Essence: “Once you are initiated and the spiritual master takes responsibility for you, then whatever happens is an arrangement of the Lord. You should have that faith before you take your initiation.”

Appreciating Devotees

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam - 7.9.24
Where: Sydney, Australia, December 20, 2009
Essence: “Salt brings out the flavor in any kind of food. Similarly, the association of devotees brings out the essence of all the activities we perform in devotional service.”

The Story of the Red Lantern

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam - 4.19.28
Where: Sydney, Australia, December 18, 2009
Essence: “We should always remember our good fortune and never act in such a way so as to lose the mercy and the powers invested in us for the important service to Guru and Gauranga, which is our life and soul.”

Don’t Jump!

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam - 4.19.26
Where: Sydney, Australia, December 12, 2009
Essence: “A Vaisnava has an intense feeling of compassion for those who are rotting in this material world. When he sees them link up with some apasampradaya, he feels a lot of pain.”

The Effulgent Moon of Mercy

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila – 19.151
Where: Melbourne, Australia, December 12, 2009
Essence: “The chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra frees one from past sinful reactions and material desires but to get the love of God – which is the highest goal of the Gaudiya Vaisnavas – one has to receive this mantra from a bonafide spiritual master.”

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.”

Charge!

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam - 11.15.10
Where: Melbourne, Australia, November 27, 2009
Essence: “It takes billions of births for a living entity to realize the temporary miserable nature of this material world. But the Lord is so tolerant that He accompanies the living entity as he travels through various species of life until he comes to the point of taking shelter of His lotus feet.”

Mystic Powers

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam - 11.15.4-5
Where: Melbourne, Australia, November 25, 2009
Essence: “A devotee is much more satisfied to be in a loving relationship with Krsna by which he can shed one genuine tear of love of God than acquiring any mystic powers by which he can fly all over the universe or walk over the water.”

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