Guard against vaisnava aparadh

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Saubari-muni ashram, Vrindavana, Nov 1, 2007
Essence: “Bhakti is the permanent asset which even death cannot take away. Nevertheless we see that a vaisnava aparadh can take those assets from you. How careful we should be of vaisnava aparadh?”

Appearance of Sri Radha-kunda

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Sri Radha-kunda, Vrindavana, Oct 29, 2007
Essence: “To facilitate Sri Sri Radha Krsna’s lilas, these transcendental places also appear in various ways through various pastimes. This appearance of Radha-kunda and Syama-kunda is a very nice pastime.”

Pastimes of Lord Balaram – Balaram Purnima Lecture

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 10.65.16
Where: Aug 26′th 2007, Warsaw, Poland.
Occassion: Lord Balaram’s Appearance day.
Essence: “In His relationship as elder brother, He (Lord Balaram) is very protective of Krsna…Lord Balaram killed long list of demons in their earthly lila to protect Krsna and the cowherd boys. Srila Bhakthi Vinod Thakur explains these demons represent obstacles on the path of devotional service, they also represent anarthas.”

“Lord Balaram is also original Spiritual Master. So duty of Spiritual Master is also to purify the heart of the disciple…We can think of Spiritual Master as Balaram’s representative, Lord Nityananda’s representative or Radharani’s representative.”

“In Rama Lila and Krsna Lila, these two transcendental brothers, they displayed nectarean pastimes, which they performed in the Spiritual World. But they didn’t invite jivas to participate. But beauty of Gaura lila is, Lord Chaitanya comes and through the medium of Sankirtana movement, He invites everyone to taste the nectarean mellows of pure devotional service – Braja bhakthi. And Lord Balaram, the Acharyas say, He especially loved this opportunity, why? Because He is the original Spiritual Master, and He takes great pleasure when He sees Sankirtana movement spread.”

“This is a good day to pray for the mercy of the Holy Name which Lord Balaram gave to the whole world as Lord Nityananda.”

Remain Pure

Where: Apr 26’th 2007, Hungary.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 6.18.53
Courtesy: Braja Gopali Dasi.
Essence: “The most important thing is we have to remain pure. Then message of Godhead can come through hearts of devotees. We have very heavy responsibility now…we are Lord’s instruments now. We have to become good devotees, so our Spiritual masters’ can conquer the world.”

Pastimes at Davanala Kund – Vrindavan Parikrama

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami 
Where: Dwadasha Divya Tila, Vrindavan, 2006
Pastimes: “Actually that night in the evening after Krsna chastised Kaliya serpant, He also swallowed the forest fire, it is called Davanala kund, not quite far from here. Thing to note is that after the pastime of Krsna chastising Kaliya serpant, all the Vrajabasis are completely exhausted. After the whole lila took place, they were all tired because of intense Spiritual emotions, so they wanted to come to Davanala Kund to take rest and relax at the Kund…Krsna drank the forest fire to save the Vrajabasis.”

“This was one of the favourite places of Sanatana Goswami. In fact this is the first place where he stayed when he came to Vrindavan. Here is his main bhajan kutir. One time Sanatana Goswami was doing madhukari in Mathura….he came back with his Diety (Madan Mohan) and put him on the tree, on a swing and did bhajan here…”

“One time boat got stuck at Kaliya ghatt…the sailor approached Sanatana Goswami and prayed to Madan Mohan.., the ship started moving..Sailor came back and offered to build Radha Madan Mohan Temple. This is history of Radha Madan Mohan temple”.

“Krsna dug a well with his flute so Sanatana Goswami can have drinking water. They cover up the well now but pump the water up”.