Benefits of Krsna consciousness

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 1.2.15
Where: Govinda Valley, Australia, Dec 26, 2007
Essence: “The benefits of practicing Krsna consciousness are that the huge immense storehouse of karmic reactions festering in our heart is destroyed, the desire to commit sin is eradicated, the heart is cleansed and eventually love for Krsna is awakened. Therefore, who will not pay attention to this message?”

Good disciple – Initiation lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.9.28
Where: Melbourne, Dec 24, 2007
Essence: “At the moment of initiation a good disciple feels very indebted upon receiving the greatest treasure – the Holy name. To express his gratitude, the rest of the life he uses his body, mind and words to assist his master’s mission and brings him glory.”

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.”

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