The children are our future

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.9.9
Where: Coventry, U.K, May 4, 2008
Essence: “A civilized society puts a lot of time and effort for the education of its children. Krsna consciousness is the king of all education and to receive it we have to seek shelter of the lotus feet of great souls like Prahlada Maharaja who enlighten us and teach us how to awaken our love for God.”

The bud of love

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.8.29
Where: New York, USA, April 8, 2008
Essence: “Our budding devotion towards the Lord is like a small insignificant creeper. All we have to do is strictly adhere to our sadhana, and in due course of time, this small creeper will grow into a large tree going all the way to the spiritual sky and produce fruits of love of God.”

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.”

How to see things as they are?

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami 
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.8.5
Where: Aug 8′th 2007, Kostryn, Poland.
Ocassion: Wood Stock Festival, 2007 
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “So far in Bhagavatham we have heard only about saintly qualities of Prahlad Maharaja. Here Hiranyakasipu sees only bad qualities Srila Vishvanatha  Cakravarti Thakur comes to the rescue of devotees by mercy of Mother Sarasvathi, and gives us the right understanding…Therefore we have to be very careful to always see things in the light of Shastra and in the light of words of pure devotees and not according to our intelligence. Because in our stage of devotional service, we still have little bit of Hiranyakasipu inside us.”

Inspiring devotees for last 2 1/2 week beach festivals of Polish 2007 tour: “Let us continue our unmotivated uninterrupted service upto last day – Aug 20’th…Don’t let yourself think you are tired…you are going to jump out of the bus tomorrow as  if it were very first day of the tour – June 20’th. You all look very tired, how are you going to do it? You are going to go deep within your hearts and find the sincere desire to please your Spiritual Master and Krishna. That’s how you are going to do it. Because you know it pleases your Spriritual Master and Krishna you are willing to do anything for that.”

Lord never tolerates…

Where: May 3’rd 2007, London.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.9.1
Courtesy: Bhavin Chitania.
Essence: “Krsna never tolerates offense to his devotee. For one who offends devotees, it is very difficult to please the Lord…Until we are pure devotees we have anarthas, we should be very careful in our dealings with devotees. A vaishnava is never to be harmed in anyway.”