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Downtown Patalaloka – Initiation lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Poland, August 15, 2008
Essence: Initiation means to begin the process of devotional service in earnest. Srila Prabhupada explains earnest as: “Never look back and think that you have left anything valuable behind. And never envy the position of the materialistic sense enjoyers.”

Festival Lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Poland, August 08, 2008
Essence: “There are millions of species of life, each with a special gift. Birds can fly, fish can swim, butterfly is always beautiful and the human form of life is blessed with intelligence by which one can discover the deeper spiritual nature within and get out of this repetition of birth and death. That is the real goal of life.”

Farewell lecture at Woodstock 2008

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Poland, August 03, 2008
Essence: “The magic of the Hare Krsna maha-mantra is that it creates the same blissful atmosphere wherever it is chanted. This is our gift to you from Krsna’s Village of Peace.”

Bhakti Vaibhava Maharaja’s Arrival address

Speaker: His Holiness Bhakti Vaibhava Swami
Where: Poland, July 22, 2008
Essence: “We are very fortunate to have this opportunity to be engaged in the Sankirtan process. Let’s not spoil it. There is nothing more important or valuable than being engaged in this Sankirtan process that purifies the heart so that we can ultimately surrender to Krsna.”

My first tattoo

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Antya Lila – 6.228
Where: Poland, July 14, 2008
Essence: Lord Caitanya instructed Raghunatha dasa Goswami, “grāmya-kathā nā śunibe, grāmya-vārtā nā kahibe bhāla nā khāibe āra bhāla nā paribe – Do not talk like people in general or hear what they say. You should not eat very palatable food, nor should you dress very nicely.”

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.”

Duties in grhastha life

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 6.2.26
Where: Poland, July 1, 2008
Essence: “The duties of the man in grhastha life are to protect the wife from the illusion of this material world so that she can never forget Krsna and to support his family and the renounced order of life. The duty of the wife is to be loyal and chaste to her husband so that together they can raise nice Krsna conscious children.”

Pots of poison

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 6.2.24-25
Where: Poland, June 30, 2008
Essence: Srila Narottam das Thakur says, “Fruitive activities and mental speculation are like pots of poison. Those who drink this poison thinking it to be nectar, fall back into the cycle of birth and death. Such persons eat abominable things and thus, their whole human form of life is a waste.”

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