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Initiation – Kartika Parikrama 2008 Lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Sri Vrindavan dhama, India, Oct 31, 2008
Essence: “A vaisnava’s most valuable possession is the japa mala. The devotee is constantly chanting, digging for the treasure. By constant chanting we will find that treasure – the love of Godhead in due course of time.

Glories of Yamuna River – Kartika Parikrama 2008 Lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Sri Vrindavan dhama, India, Oct 28, 2008
Essence: “The Yamuna River is like a blue lotus flower garland, a sapphire necklace, or a blue sash worn by the goddess of Vrindavana. They who bathe in her waters transform into pure devotees carrying Lord Krsna in their hearts.”

Pastimes at Prem Sarovar – Kartika Parikrama 2008 Lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Prem Sarovar, India, Oct 27, 2008
Essence: “This Kunda is filled with the ecstatic tears of Sri Radha, Krsna and the gopis. This is liquid prema. By coming here and bathing in this water we can develop love for Radha and Krsna that we are hankering for.”

Pastimes at Sankari Kor – Kartika Parikrama 2008 Lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Varsana, India, Oct 27, 2008
Essence: “Krsna is controlled by the love of Srimati Radharani. This is our Gaudiya Vaisnava philosophy. God who is the supreme controller is controlled by love – the love of His devotees.”

Glories of Sri Radha Kunda – Kartika Parikrama 2008 Lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Sri Radha Kunda, India, Oct 26, 2008
Essence: “The holy place known as Mathura is spiritually superior to Vaikuntha, the transcendental world, because the Lord appeared there. Superior to Mathura-Puri is the transcendental forest of Vrindavana because of Krsna’s rasa-lila pastimes. And superior to the forest of Vrindavana is Govardhana Hill, for it was raised by the divine hand of Sri Krsna and was the site of His various loving pastimes. And, above all, the superexcellent Sri Radha-kunda stands supreme, for it is overflooded with the ambrosial nectarean prema of the Lord of Gokula, Sri Krsna. Where, then, is that intelligent Person who is unwilling to serve this divine Radha-kunda, which is situated at the foot of Govardhana Hill?”

Glories of Vrinda Devi – Kartika Parikrama 2008 Lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Sri Vrinda Kunda, India, Oct 25, 2008
Essence: The Caitanya Bhagavat says that Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu would chant His rounds while sitting beside a Tulasi plant and used to say: “Just as a fish cannot live when taken out of water, so I cannot remain alive in separation of Tulasi Maharani.”

The Lord in the box – Kartika Parikrama 2008 Lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Yavat, India, Oct 25, 2008
Essence: Mother Yasoda said: “O Radhe, within this box I have sent You a very brilliant aura. It contains ornaments that are befitting Your transcendental form. I am sure You will cherish the things in the box utmost. I want You to decorate Your body with these things. The things in the box will enthuse You with ever fresh and new life everyday.”

Glories of Srila Viswanatha Cakravarti Thakura – Kartika Parikrama 2008 Lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Sri Vrindavana Dham, India, Oct 24, 2008
Essence: Srila Viswanatha Cakravarti Thakura was the protector, guardian, and Acarya for the middle portion of the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition.  His books are extremely famous and popular and are taken by Vaisnavas as their wealth.

Thief

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.26.45
Where: Sri Vrindavana dhama, India, October 13, 2008
Essence: Srila Prabhupada explains:  “As a thief is always punishable by the state, we are subject to punishment by taking or using God’s property without His permission.”

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