Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 1.3.23
Where: Poland, August 13, 2011
Essence: “Material pride means that I am proud of myself whereas spiritual pride means that I am proud of Krsna. Material pride diminishes Krsna consciousness whereas spiritual pride increases Krsna consciousness.”
Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 10.65.16
Where: Aug 26′th 2007, Warsaw, Poland.
Occassion: Lord Balaram’s Appearance day.
Essence: “In His relationship as elder brother, He (Lord Balaram) is very protective of Krsna…Lord Balaram killed long list of demons in their earthly lila to protect Krsna and the cowherd boys. Srila Bhakthi Vinod Thakur explains these demons represent obstacles on the path of devotional service, they also represent anarthas.”
“Lord Balaram is also original Spiritual Master. So duty of Spiritual Master is also to purify the heart of the disciple…We can think of Spiritual Master as Balaram’s representative, Lord Nityananda’s representative or Radharani’s representative.”
“In Rama Lila and Krsna Lila, these two transcendental brothers, they displayed nectarean pastimes, which they performed in the Spiritual World. But they didn’t invite jivas to participate. But beauty of Gaura lila is, Lord Chaitanya comes and through the medium of Sankirtana movement, He invites everyone to taste the nectarean mellows of pure devotional service – Braja bhakthi. And Lord Balaram, the Acharyas say, He especially loved this opportunity, why? Because He is the original Spiritual Master, and He takes great pleasure when He sees Sankirtana movement spread.”
“This is a good day to pray for the mercy of the Holy Name which Lord Balaram gave to the whole world as Lord Nityananda.”