Seeing Krsna’s presence

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami 
Where: Moscow, Sep 18, 2007.
Essence: “If you have a spiritual master, then you know that the Lord is present and has given His blessings to you. Also, we can really appreciate the Lord in our lives primarily through His holy names.”

Formula for happiness

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 6.9.55
Where: Sept 15′th 2007, Ukraine Festival.
Essence: “If you want to be enlightened, want to be happy, step into the sunshine of Krishna consciousness.”

Essence of Ratha Yatra

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Where: Sept 2′nd 2007, Belfast.
Essence: “As Kali-yuga advances, fewer and fewer people are coming to the temples…This is a sad state. People are running more to the stores than to the house of God. Lord is everywhere; He knows this mentality, so He expands His compassion. How does He do that? He leaves the temple – that’s Ratha-yatra. This is something truly amazing.”

“He is inviting us back home back to Godhead and just to give us a clue what it’s like (in the spiritual world), He comes out in His Ratha-yatra parade…This whole Ratha-yatra festival is to give you that experience. If you really participate in this festival than you will experience something superior than anything you have ever tried to enjoy in this material world. That we can guarantee.”

“How can you maintain this wonderful spiritual experience that you have gained today, and how can you continue making progress in spiritual life? I will tell you of another incarnation of God, also patita-pavana (the deliverer of the most fallen), Lord’s Holy name. Out of His infinite mercy, He also appears in the form of the sound vibration – Hare Krishna Hare Krishna…”

“The essence of Ratha-yatra, the essence of Indian culture, the essence of Vedic culture, the essence of the Lord’s coming to the material world to begin with, is – chant Hare Krishna and your lives will be sublime.”

Essence of Spiritual Culture

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami 
Where: Aug 14′th 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “We are westeners and we adopted eastern Spiritual Culture. When asked why is that?, devotees reply – this philosophy answers every question one may have about Spiritual Life. It answers most important questions in life. Another reason is that the way of life is very conducive to understand the Absolute Truth. Way of life is – Simple living and High thinking. Central to this Spiritual process is Kirtan. Kirtan means Glorification of God by singing God’s names. In the Scriptures it is said that in this age, easy and most sublime means to awaken our original Love for God is by chanting Holy Names…This is the essence of Spiritual Culture of India.”

Real Happiness – Festival Lecture

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami 
Where: Aug 13′th 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “Though we may differ on various things, we all agree that we have one thing in common, we all are trying to find happiness. We foolishly try to find our hapinness in material things. Material things can’t give us any lasting happiness, they are here today and they are gone tomorrow. Actually what we are hankering for, is the happiness we experience in association with Lord. God is very merciful, he is present in his Name. When we say Hare Krsna we are actually associating with the Lord…We have seen that people from all over the world who chant this song become immediately happy.”

Precious Gift – Hare Krishna Chant (Festival Lecture)

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Aug 5′th 2007, Kostryn, Poland.
Ocassion: Wood Stock Festival, 2007 
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “It took you long time to find us..and it took us long time to find you, so please keep in touch. Many of you may feel seperation from Krishna’s village of peace..you can create Spiritual World every where, wherever you go in the world. You just have to chant the Hare Krishna Chant. That’s how Spiritual Life starts, that’s how we go down the Spiritual Path, and that’s how we come to Perfection in this world – The Hare Krishna Chant. We leave you with this Precious gift of chanting Hare Krishna. It is free and it is the greatest treasure…We will miss you. We love all of you..you are our brothers and sisters, part of greater Spiritual Family. You are the most beautiful thing of this festival…We thank all of you very much. We wish you safe journey back home. And don’t forget to chant Hare Krishna and your life will be sublime.”

Universal Song of Peace and Happiness – Festival Lecture

Where: Jul 27′th 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “Real key to happiness you see in their (devotees) faces is not the discipline they are following, but the inner joy they are experiencing by chanting names of God – Hare Krsna Hare Krsna…Krsna is very blissful and when you associate with him through his name, you will also become blissful. You can also chant and experience the joy that comes from it. This is universal song of peace and happiness.”

Ultimate Goal of Life – Festival Lecture

Where: Jul 22′nd 2007, Polish Festival, Rewal.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “We are not the body, but spirit, living spark within this body. We really are somebody, part of God’s family and he loves us. He reciprocates equally with all living entities. But if we leave Spiritual World and are lost in this material world, we are nobody. If we want to be happy we have to go back to Spiritual World…That should be our ultimate goal of life…What is the process to return to Spiritual World? The easiest and most sublime process to awaken love for God is to chant his Holy Names.”

Cross Over the Line

Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.7.43
Where: Jul 17′th 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “We are in between the two – material enjoyment and spiritual enjoyment. But at some point in our Krishna Consciousness, we have to cross over the line..Enough is enough fully surrender to Krishna. We have to make that decision – no more sense gratification only Krishna Consciousness. It will come some stage in our life, where we have to cross over.”

Holy Name – Sound Incarnation

Verse: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila – 24.285.
Where: Apr 22’nd 2007, Hungary.
Courtesy: Braja Gopali Dasi.
Essence: “Does the Holy Name deliver the pious? Yes. That’s why devotees dance in the kirtan. It doesn’t kill the demons as other incarnations, but kills the demoniac tendencies. How is the Hare Krishna movement, chanting all over the world establishing dharma? Because when people become devotees, they naturally follow all the principles.”