Proper mood of prayers

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 10.73.15
Where: Melbourne, Dec 21, 2007
Essence: “Praying to God for something mundane is taking His name in vain. We don’t want to do that. Actually we should offer our heartfelt prayers to the Lord in devotion.”

How to be chosen by the Lord

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 10.73.14
Where: Melbourne, Dec 20, 2007
Essence: “Materialistic kings became liberated due to the personal association of Krsna. If we want to have Krsna’s personal association, we have to wait for a long time as Krsna comes only once in a day of Brahma. But as one associates with the pure devotees and fully surrenders, he can attract the Lord’s mercy and become a chosen one.”

How to overcome pride

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 10.73.10
Where: Melbourne, Dec 19, 2007
Essence: “Material opulence and power are some of the challenges Maya-devi places in front of practising devotees. We will discuss some tips on how to overcome pride as a result of possessing these assets.”

Be prepared for death

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.30.16-17
Where: Sydney, Dec 16, 2007
Essence: “As contradictory as it may seem, death is the most important moment of one’s life because one’s next life depends on that moment. Therefore, one has to prepare an entire life for that moment.”

Take sanyasa

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.30.11-13
Where: Sydney, Australia, Dec 13, 2007
Essence: “We can be gradually purified in Grhastha asrama, but ultimately one has to give one’s heart fully to Krsna by taking sanyasa.”

Kartika yatra pictures

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When: Oct – Nov 2007
Where: Kartika 2007.

Be in this world but not of this world

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.30.9
Where: Sydney, Dec 11, 2007
Essence: “To go to Goloka, we should be convinced of futility of material existence. In these verses of Srimad Bhagavatam, horrific nature of the material world is described. But if one is sinless, pure and strict in practicing Krsna consciousness, these things have no effect.”

Exemplary household life

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.30.6
Where: Sydney, Dec 9, 2007
Essence: “Especially in the modern society we need exemplary householders because most people who come here are householders. They need to know how to make their home into Vaikunta, where there is no anxiety or distress.”

Know the enemy – Maya-devi

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.30.4
Where: Sydney, Dec 7, 2007
Essence: “Srila Prabhupada says that chanting Hare Krishna means declaring war against Maya. In the war, one is trained to know the enemy. We need to know how to deal with Maya to be successful in Krsna Consciousness.”

Purpose of creation

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse:  Srimad Bhagavad Gita - 9.6
Where: Sydney, Dec 5, 2007
Essence: “More important than knowing how the universe is created, it is important to know why it is created. Scientists are interested in knowing the how and the details. We are interested in knowing the why. We will tell them what it is all about – to bring us ultimately to the point of surrender to God.”

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