Give mercy a chance

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.19.30
Where: Vrindavana, Oct 26, 2007
Essence: “If Lord’s mercy is powerful enough to deliver demons like Hiranyakasipu, Hiranyaksa, Ravana and Kumbhakarna, it should be powerful enough to deliver us. But we should give that mercy a chance by chanting attentively with reverence, affection and eventually with love.”

Take shelter of the Lord

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.5.41
Where: Moscow, Sep 25, 2007, Russian yatra festival.
Essence: “Let us take shelter of Lord Narsingadeva to purify our hearts and make us fearless in our duties of preaching Krishna consciousness. Philosophy is there. Example is there. What more do we need?”

Vaisnava aparadha – greatest danger

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.9.13
Where: Moscow, Sep 24, 2007, Russian yatra festival.
ssence: “One can make tremendous progress by chanting the Holy Names of the Lord. But while chanting, if one commits offenses consciously or unconsciously to one who is very dear to the Lord – Lord’s devotee, then spiritual progress will be very slow and it may even be stopped for this lifetime.”

Don’t be shy

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.9.44
Where: Moscow, Sep 23, 2007, Russian yatra festival.
ssence: “Don’t be shy in sharing your good fortune with others. Just get up and be out there. Because you are a devotee and are practicing devotional service, if people assist you in some way, they will get some benefit. Anyone can preach Krishna consciousness.”

Kirtan – Haridasa thakura’s disappearance day

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Where: Krinista, Sep 22, 2007, Russian yatra festival

The essence of Krsna consciousness

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 10.3.23
Where: Krinista, Sep 22, 2007, Russian yatra festival.
ssence: “The essence of the soul is to love and to be loved. That is the essence of Krsna consciousness – loving relationships with Hari, guru and vaisnavas.”

Glories of Srimati Radharani – Radhastami Lecture

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.14.30
Where: Krinista, Sep 20, 2007, Russian yatra festival.
Essence: “Srimati Radharani is the best and most qualified devotee. Hence She is in charge of devotional service. It is Radharani who blesses us with service to Krsna. Serving the sankirtan movement is the avenue to open the flood gates of Radharani’s mercy to enter our hearts.”

Questions and Answers session – Moscow

Where: Moscow, Sept 19, 2007.
Essence:
In this lecture, His Holiness Indradyumna Swami answers these two questions from devotees:
1. It is hard to accept that with the progress in Krishna consciousness, I will become detached from the ones I love. Could you please give me instructions regarding my fear and shape my understanding and attitude towards renunciation.
2. Please give us instructions regarding our place or position as grhasthas in the society of devotees, specifically about social life in the association of devotees.

Seeing Krsna’s presence

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami 
Where: Moscow, Sep 18, 2007.
Essence: “If you have a spiritual master, then you know that the Lord is present and has given His blessings to you. Also, we can really appreciate the Lord in our lives primarily through His holy names.”

Glories of Sri Lalita sakhi

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Where: Moscow, Sep 17, 2007.
Essence: “Lalita’s eyes are restless like a deer, watching out for anyone who might interfere in Radha-Krishna’s pastimes. She is the most expert in putting make-up on Radharani. Her greatest quality is that when she sees a devotee eager to serve Radharani, she fulfills that devotee’s desire.”

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