Beggars of Mercy

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 2.3.22
Where: Vrindavana, India, October 20, 2009
Essence: “We are very poor in love of God. Therefore, we are always begging for the mercy of our superiors to make some advancement on the path of Krsna consciousness.”

Talk of the Town

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 2.3.22
Where: Riga, Latvia, June 11, 2009
Essence: “It is not surprising when the brahmanas become enlightened. But, if demoniac personalities like Jagai and Madhai get delivered then it is big news up in the heavenly planets.”

You are not a Statue

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 2.3.22
Where: St. Petersburg, Russia, May 30, 2009
Essence: When taking the darsan of the Deity in the Temple, neophyte devotees become restless after a few minutes. However, advanced devotees think “It took me a million lives to get here. I am not going anywhere.”

One Essential Instruction

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 2.3.22
Where: St. Petersburg, Russia, May 29, 2009
Essence: “The darsan of the Deity of the Lord who is worshipped very nicely and dressed with beautiful ornaments is more attractive than anything else in this world.”

All Ears

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.5.55
Where: Barnaul, Russia, May 21, 2009
Essence: “The Lord acts through the spiritual master to deliver the devotees. So, when the spiritual master gives us the analysis and the treatment of our disease of the material existence, we should be locked in all ears for receiving it.”

Sydney harbor cruise

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 6.30
Where: Sydney, Australia, Dec 21, 2008
Essence: “One may not be able to always physically live in Sri Vrindavana dham. But one can always remember Vrindavana and see Krsna everywhere by remembering and hearing His pastimes.”

Heart-felt prayers

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 1.8.44
Where: Laguna beach, USA, Mar 29, 2008
Essence: “Just as when gold is passed through fire, its real effulgence comes out, and it becomes very attractive, when a devotee goes through the fire of ordeal, his real devotion to the Lord comes out, and his sincere cry attracts the Lord like a magnet towards him.”

Break the vow for material enjoyment

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 9.34
Where: San Jose, USA, March 28, 2008
Essence: “It is very difficult to always remember Krsna because we are unchaste to the Supreme Lover. We maintain affection to His illusory energy and her kingdom. When we give up the attraction to this world, we get attracted to Krsna and can remember Him always.”

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.”

Process to see God

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.9.11
Where: Sri Chandrodaya mandir, Mayapur, Nov 16, 2007
Essence: “God is revealed to a sincere devotee through the process of hearing.”