Rain Drops

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 10.8
Where: Krasnoyarsk, Russia, May 25, 2009
Essence: “A rain drop is in a pure uncontaminated state until it touches the muddy ground. Similarly, the living entity is uncontaminated until it falls down into this material world. And that contamination is the misidentification with the body.”

The Woodsman

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 15.7
Where: Omsk, Russia, May 24, 2009
Essence: “We should be very careful about what we desire because it may actually be fulfilled.”

The Pilot Light

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 18.66
Where: Barnaul, Russia, May 20, 2009
Essence: “Our hearts are full of nasty material desires like lust, anger, and greed. But deep within that filth of the heart is the seed of love of God which, when watered regularly, will grow and fructify producing fruits of love for Radha and Krsna.”

Break on Through to the Other Side

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 7.3
Where: Vladimir, Russia, May 13, 2009
Essence: “The human form of life is compared to a boat, the spiritual master is the captain and the sastras are favorable breeze that help the living entity cross over this vast ocean of material existence.”

Give More Than You Take

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 18.65
Where: Washigton DC, USA, Mar 1, 2009
Essence: “The formula for any successful loving relationship is to give more than what we take. By keeping good association, we can develop unmotivated and uninterrupted devotional service to the Lord, and share the good fortune with others.”

Who can stop Him?

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 4.9
Where: Atlanta, USA, Feb 8, 2009
Essence: “Sometimes, when the situation in this material world gets so much out of hand that even the combined efforts of the liberated souls are not very effective, the Lord Himself comes to rescue His devotees.”

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.”

Rarely achieved

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 7.3
Where: Sydney, Australia, December 7, 2008
Essence: “O mind, just worship the lotus feet of the son of Nanda, which make one fearless. Having obtained this rare human birth, cross over this ocean of worldly existence through the association of saintly persons.”

Our eternal father

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 18.66
Where: Moscow, Russia, September 21, 2008
Essence: “Just as a child is fully dependent on his mother whether he knows it or not, we are fully dependent on the Lord whether we accept it or not. An atheist may deny or ignore this fact, whereas a devotee is fully aware of this and surrenders unto the Lord.”

Holy cow

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 4.11
Where: Gita Nagari, Pennsylvania, USA, April 25, 2008
Essence: Srila Viswanatha Cakravarti Thakura says “The cows are like cintamani jewels that can fulfill any desire. Their mooing is like beautiful poetry. Their happy calves are like the pleasant summer. They always raise their ears to hear Krsna’s flute. As they wander the earth, they resemble the bubbles of the milk ocean, the chuckles of Lord Siva and the infant children of the moonlight.” These cows are very dear to the Lord, and if we want to please Him, we must take care of them and protect them.