Lord Caitanya’s pastimes with Srila Haridas thakura

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Sri Jagannatha puri, Nov 22, 2007
Pastimes:

  • Glories of Lord Caitanya and His descent.
  • Glories of Sri Jagannatha puri dham.
  • Glories of Srila Haridas Thakura
  • Guard against vaisnava aparadh

    Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
    Where: Saubari-muni ashram, Vrindavana, Nov 1, 2007
    Essence: “Bhakti is the permanent asset which even death cannot take away. Nevertheless we see that a vaisnava aparadh can take those assets from you. How careful we should be of vaisnava aparadh?”

    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.”

    Importance of celebrating Janmastami

    Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
    Where: Sept 4′th 2007, New Govindadwip, Ireland.
    Essence: “Understanding how the Lord’s appearance is transcendental, guarantees no more birth in this material world. Upon leaving this body with such understanding, one goes back to the spiritual sky and never comes back again.  Therefore, people should know about Janmastami.”

    Unlimited Blessings – Farewell talk

    Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
    Where: Aug 18′th 2007, Poland.
    Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
    Essence: “We would like to acknowledge the service of each and every member of this tour. Every body’s service was essential on this tour. Not only were you working very hard, not only were you working very sincerely and very effectively, I think the outstanding feature was that every one was serving in a loving spirit together and that loving mood created “vaikunta atmosphere” at our festivals.”

    “People felt so comfortable back in the spiritual world; therefore they felt so free to dance, they felt so free to sing, they felt so free to express spiritual emotions even in public. And that is something miraculous. I wanted to take this opportunity, a very deep moment, to thank every one of you very much for the wonderful service you have done for Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitanya.”

    “Srila Prabhupada being the personality he is, intimate associate of the Lord, is capable of bestowing upon you unlimited blessings.”

    Unique Festival – Krishna’s Village of Peace

    Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.8.3-4
    Where: Aug 1′st 2007, Kostryn, Poland.
    Ocassion: Wood Stock Festival, 2007 
    Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
    Essence:“We have golden oppurtunity to preach in this Maha Maha Mahostava. We find more people than you can meet in 10, 20 years all in one place.  By combined effort we can inject Krishna Consciousness in a very potent way. These are rare moments. We have our routine devotional service and these Golden moments. We have to take advantage of them..These are historic moments.Vaishnavas coming together is very auspiscious. And they preaching together is extremely auspiscious…This is my favorite type of festival…We all coming together to preach, this is something unique, very very special…This is all nectar because it is all to fulfill desire of Lord Caitanya and Srila Prabhupada to deliver these young students.”

    Remain Pure

    Where: Apr 26’th 2007, Hungary.
    Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 6.18.53
    Courtesy: Braja Gopali Dasi.
    Essence: “The most important thing is we have to remain pure. Then message of Godhead can come through hearts of devotees. We have very heavy responsibility now…we are Lord’s instruments now. We have to become good devotees, so our Spiritual masters’ can conquer the world.”

    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.”

    Important ingredient of chanting

    Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.5.11
    Where: Mar 18′th 2007, Alachua.
    Occasion: Sunday Love Feast.
    Courtesy: Cintamani Dasi.
    Essence: “Chanting Hare Krsna is the basic activity in Krishna consciousness. But quality of that chanting is important..What is the most important ingredient of chanting? It is humility”

    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.