Vrindavana Bhajan – Introduction

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Seattle, Mar 17, 2008
Essence: In Vrindavana Bhajan, Srila Prabhupada gives us insight into his own heart at the juncture of renouncing material life altogether. This bhajana has two parts:
1. Reflections on being forced to give up the material life and
2. Trying to see the will of Krsna in his life.

Perfect leadership

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 1.15.38
Where: Hong Kong, Jan 25, 2008
Essence: “Modern kings should learn how to perform yajna for prosperous life, how to encourage people in religious activity, how to protect the innocent and how to conduct civilized warfare. The government should pass laws that any aspiring politician should regularly study Srimad Bhagavatam. How can one be a leader or a king without being conversant with the laws of God?”

Goal of chanting – Initiation lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Hong Kong, Jan 24, 2008
Essence: “After years of attentive chanting, when we eventually chant purely, one tear will glide down our cheeks. That tear is more valuable than all the gold in the world. That is the goal of chanting.”

The ultimate medicine

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Hong Kong, Jan 23, 2008
Essence: “When we are diseased, the only thought in our mind is to quickly become cured. Similarly, we should be eager to get cured of the disease of material existence. Chanting Hare Krsna is the ultimate medicine to cure this disease once and for all.”

Just be good devotees

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 1.15.36
Where: Hong Kong, Jan 21, 2008
Essence: “The protection of the Lord comes in proportion to our surrender. If we are sincere in following the regulative principles and help our spiritual master the best we can, in spreading the sankirtana movement, we can also experience protection, mercy and love in our lives. So, don’t be in anxiety – just be good devotees.”

Real friendship – arrival address

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Hong Kong, Jan 20, 2008
Essence: “Real friendship is not based on sharing the same material desire, but having the same desire to serve the spiritual master or Krsna in a particular way. We should all develop such deep spiritual friendships. Otherwise, we will try to seek such friendship in the material world and become degraded.”

Holy Name – the sound incarnation

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 4.8
Where: New Varsana, New Zealand, Jan 12, 2008
Essence: “Like the other incarnations, holy name – the sound incarnation of the Lord delivers the devotees, annihilates the demoniac mentality and establishes dharma. Therefore, having obtained the association of the holy name, one should feel very fortunate and spread its glories far and wide.”

Festival album – Australia

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When: Dec 2007 - Jan 2008
Where: Australia 2007.

The race is not over until it’s over

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.31.32
Where: New Govardhana Farm, Australia, Jan 5, 2008
Essence: “Due to our long association with material nature, though still on the path, there is a risk of gliding down again. Therefore, we should carefully hold our material desires in check. The race isn’t over until it’s over.”

The formula for Krsna consciousness

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 1.2.12
Where: Govinda Valley, Australia, Dec 28, 2007
Essence: “If we mix elements of this verse together without leaving anything out, and practice it, we will become Krsna conscious.”

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