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Boat trip up the River Thames

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: London, U.K, May 11, 2008
Essence: “By chanting the holy names, we invoke the auspicious presence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, by which even an ordinary river like the Thames can be turned into the Ganges.”

The CEO of BBD & O

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita - 8.16
Where: Soho Street, London, U.K, May 10, 2008
Essence: “Maya-devi is an expert artist who has painted this material world full of illusion and deception. However, for a sincere devotee who attentively follows the instructions of the previous acaryas, she lifts this veil of illusion, so that he can make progress on the path of Krsna consciousness.”

Caterpillar to butterfly

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 1.9.33
Where: Karuna Bhavan, Scotland, U.K, May 9, 2008
Essence: “An ugly caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly by meditating on his higher beautiful nature. Similarly, when our ugly selfish material desires get purified, we can develop the desire for pure devotional service by which we can achieve our pre-ordained relationship with the Lord in various transcendental mellows.”

Rascals

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam - 7.8.1
Where: Karuna Bhavan, Scotland, U.K, May 8, 2008
Essence: “In the previous ages, it was very easy to distinguish between devotees and demons. The Lord would kill these demons with His gadha and sudarsana cakra. But in this age of Kali these demons live within our hearts, and the Lord destroys them by employing the most powerful weapon in the form of the chanting of His holy names.”

The blessed Hiranyakasipu said

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.8.5
Where: London, U.K, May 7, 2008
Essence: “O most impudent, most unintelligent disruptor of the family, O lowest of mankind, you have violated my power to rule you, and therefore you are an obstinate fool. Today I shall send you to the place of Yamarāja.”

Raising the bar

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: London, U.K, May 5, 2008
Essence: “To make progress on the path of devotional service, it is very important that we have a vision of ourselves down the road. We need to work hard and set higher and higher goals each time, so that we can achieve the highest goal – ceto darpana marjanam – a clean heart in which we can cultivate real love for Radha and Krsna.”

The children are our future

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.9.9
Where: Coventry, U.K, May 4, 2008
Essence: “A civilized society puts a lot of time and effort for the education of its children. Krsna consciousness is the king of all education and to receive it we have to seek shelter of the lotus feet of great souls like Prahlada Maharaja who enlighten us and teach us how to awaken our love for God.”

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