The glories of Raghunatha Dasa Goswami – Part 1

Speaker: His Holiness Giriraja Swami
Verse: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila – 16.235
Where: Laguna beach, USA, June 16, 2008
Essence: “Srila Raghunatha Dasa Goswami was renunciation personified. In spite of having the most beautiful wife and opulence like the King of heaven, he was completely detached and renounced them all for the higher goal of life.”

The glories of Rupa Goswami

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Antya Lila – 1.186-188
Where: Budapest, Hungary, May 24, 2008
Essence: “Srila Rupa Goswami was empowered by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu to reveal to the whole world the confidential reasons for the Lord’s appearance in this material world. He understood the mind of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and was able to fulfill His mission –  to disseminate this transcendental knowledge of the holy names everywhere.”

Signposts on the path to Vraja

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Adi Lila – 16.55-58
Where: Alachua, USA, April 19, 2008
Essence: “The road to Vraja is loaded with brambles and thorns. But the devotees who are singing and dancing on this path of bhakti and are guided by the road map of the Sri Siksastaka prayers with verses like “na dhanam” as signposts will have a smooth ride back home, back to Godhead.”

The best medicine

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Adi Lila – 7.83.
Where: Dallas, Mar 22, 2008
Essence: “In this Kali-yuga, the Lord has incarnated in the form of His holy name. By taking this powerful antidote of the holy name, we can be immunized and can overcome the diseased condition of this material life.”

The most merciful incarnation

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Adi Lila – 2.2.
Where: Dallas, Mar 21, 2008
Essence: “Why does Srila Rupa Goswami glorify Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu as the most munificent incarnation? It’s because Lord Caitanya gives the highest to the lowest – by His causeless mercy, He manifests the precious diamond of vraja-bhakti in the coal-like hearts of the people of this Kali-yuga.”

How to become dear to the Lord

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse:  Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila – 14.1-22.
Where: Sri Jagannatha puri, Nov 21, 2007
Essence: “It is no secret how one can endear oneself to Krsna through love which is expressed by service. We should be able to accept any service on behalf of Guru and Gauranga and especially the service of spreading Lord Caitanya’s movement all over the world.”

How to become Atmarama

Verse: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila – 24.283-284.
Where: Apr 21’st 2007, Hungary.
Courtesy: Braja Gopali Dasi.
Essence: “…If we can become free from tendency towards pride and chant Hare Krishna as Maha Prabhu wants us to chant in the trinad api verse,  then against all odds, in Kali yuga we can become Atmarama.”

Lord Caitanya – Most Merciful

Verse:  Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila – 14.1-14.
Where: March 22’nd 2007, North Carolina.
Courtesy: Cintamani Dasi.
Essence: “…This is the great mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, even the most fallen can advance in Krishna Consciousness and can advance to what? the highest stage of Krishna Consciousness, we can go back home back to Godhead, go back to Goloka.”

How to attract Lord’s Mercy

Verse:  Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila – 14.1-14.
Where: March 13’th 2007, Atlanta.
Essence: “…One act of devotional service done sincerely attracts the mercy of the lord.”
Courtesy: Cintamani Dasi.

Lord Caitanya – The Channa Avataar

Verse:  Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila – 6.99
Where: March 3’rd 2007, Seattle.
Essence: [please suggest one!]