Initiation – Kartika Parikrama 2008 Lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Sri Vrindavan dhama, India, Oct 31, 2008
Essence: “A vaisnava’s most valuable possession is the japa mala. The devotee is constantly chanting, digging for the treasure. By constant chanting we will find that treasure – the love of Godhead in due course of time.

Downtown Patalaloka – Initiation lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Poland, August 15, 2008
Essence: Initiation means to begin the process of devotional service in earnest. Srila Prabhupada explains earnest as: “Never look back and think that you have left anything valuable behind. And never envy the position of the materialistic sense enjoyers.”

Protect your treasure – Initiation lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 1.1.22
Where: Philadelphia, USA, April 24, 2008
Essence: “The bhakti-lata-bija that is present within our hearts is the most valuable treasure. We need to protect this valuable treasure from thieves like lust, anger, and greed by building a barrier of the four regulative principles, so that it eventually blossoms into a big tree going all the way up to Goloka Vrindavana, and produces fruits and flowers of prema for Radha and Krsna.”


The great bargain – Initiation lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 4.34
Where: Detroit, USA, April 2, 2008
Essence: “In Kali-yuga, there is a permanent sale going on. The most precious gift of Krsna consciousness is being distributed absolutely free. So, come on, open your doors, and take advantage of this great bargain.”

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.”

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.”

Only Hope for Deliverance – Initiation Lecture

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Where: Aug 18′th 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “In this Kali Yuga anyone and everyone can be delivered by the mercy of the Holy Name, but if one offends the all merciful Holy Name of the Lord, there is no hope for deliverance.”

“We have to take proper advantage by chanting Hare Krsna as our Spiritual master instructs us and trains us and inspires us. And we have to be very attentive to avoiding any offenses to the Holy Name, which may slow our progress down or in some cases take away all the benefits that we have gained through chanting Hare Krishna.”

“So we should hear attentively everyday, meditate on this and try to free ourselves of all these offenses.”

Initiation Lecture – Glories of the Holy Name

Ocassion: Initiation. 
Where: Mar 15’th 2007, Atlanta.
Courtesy: Cintamani Dasi.
Essence:  …Holy Name is the mercy is the easy and sublime means of deliverance in kali yuga….

Initiation Lecture – Guard Against Offenses

Where: March 4’th 2007, Seattle.
Essence: [please suggest one!]