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Catch the Disease

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam - 1.8.42
Where: Moscow, Russia, May 31, 2009
Essence: “Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura says that just as it is more dangerous than associating with women is associating with a man who is attached to women,  more valuable than serving the Lord Himself is serving the devotees of the Lord who are attached to Him.”

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Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Moscow, Russia, May 31, 2009
Essence: “Material energy in itself is neither good nor bad. It just depends on how you use it.”

You are not a Statue

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam - 2.3.22
Where: St. Petersburg, Russia, May 30, 2009
Essence: When taking the darsan of the Deity in the Temple, neophyte devotees become restless after a few minutes. However, advanced devotees think “It took me a million lives to get here. I am not going anywhere.”

One Essential Instruction

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 2.3.22
Where: St. Petersburg, Russia, May 29, 2009
Essence: “The darsan of the Deity of the Lord who is worshipped very nicely and dressed with beautiful ornaments is more attractive than anything else in this world.”

Fortune Favors the Bold – Initiation Lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Krasnoyarsk, Russia, May 27, 2009
Essence: “The gopis are so enamored by Krsna’s beauty that they don’t even consider the beauty of a cintamani stone which is more valuable than all the jewels in this world.”

Rain Drops

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita - 10.8
Where: Krasnoyarsk, Russia, May 25, 2009
Essence: “A rain drop is in a pure uncontaminated state until it touches the muddy ground. Similarly, the living entity is uncontaminated until it falls down into this material world. And that contamination is the misidentification with the body.”

The Woodsman

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita - 15.7
Where: Omsk, Russia, May 24, 2009
Essence: “We should be very careful about what we desire because it may actually be fulfilled.”

Standard Public Lecture – Day 2

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Omsk, Russia, May 23, 2009
Essence: “Science believes that every seven years all the cells of our body are replaced by new ones. So, if we are sixty years old, we have already changed our bodies eight and a half times.”

Standard Public Lecture – Day 1

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Omsk, Russia, May 22, 2009
Essence: “If the animals could vote and they were asked if human beings should be vegetarian, they would vote ‘Yes’.”

All Ears

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.5.55
Where: Barnaul, Russia, May 21, 2009
Essence: “The Lord acts through the spiritual master to deliver the devotees. So, when the spiritual master gives us the analysis and the treatment of our disease of the material existence, we should be locked in all ears for receiving it.”

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