Lord Nrsimhadeva’s insurance policy

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.10.25-29
Where: Alachua, USA, April 18, 2008
Essence: “The coverage of an insurance policy is in proportion to the premium we pay. Similarly, the protection of Lord Nrsimhadeva is in proportion to our level of surrender.”

Dinosaurs

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.19.30
Where: New York, USA, April 9, 2008
Essence: “As per the accounts of several nomadic groups – some of the most honest people on this planet – there is a special area in the Amazon jungle where they have seen such large reptiles as the Tyrannosaurus rex or Brontosaurus.”

The bud of love

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.8.29
Where: New York, USA, April 8, 2008
Essence: “Our budding devotion towards the Lord is like a small insignificant creeper. All we have to do is strictly adhere to our sadhana, and in due course of time, this small creeper will grow into a large tree going all the way to the spiritual sky and produce fruits of love of God.”

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.”

Take shelter of the Lord

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.5.41
Where: Moscow, Sep 25, 2007, Russian yatra festival.
Essence: “Let us take shelter of Lord Narsingadeva to purify our hearts and make us fearless in our duties of preaching Krishna consciousness. Philosophy is there. Example is there. What more do we need?”

Vaisnava aparadha – greatest danger

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.9.13
Where: Moscow, Sep 24, 2007, Russian yatra festival.
ssence: “One can make tremendous progress by chanting the Holy Names of the Lord. But while chanting, if one commits offenses consciously or unconsciously to one who is very dear to the Lord – Lord’s devotee, then spiritual progress will be very slow and it may even be stopped for this lifetime.”

Don’t be shy

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.9.44
Where: Moscow, Sep 23, 2007, Russian yatra festival.
ssence: “Don’t be shy in sharing your good fortune with others. Just get up and be out there. Because you are a devotee and are practicing devotional service, if people assist you in some way, they will get some benefit. Anyone can preach Krishna consciousness.”

Qualifications Of A Disciple – WoodStock 2007

Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.8.1
Where: Jul 29′th 2007, Kostryn, Poland.
Ocassion: Wood Stock Festival, 2007 
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence:“We often hear glories of Pure devotees. It is important to also learn about qualification of a good disciple of such Master. Prahlad Maharaj gives us a hint regarding this in Brahmacari guru-kule verse (SB 7.12.1). A disciple after entering into guru-kula or Krishna Consciousness should practice control of his senses…either by restricting them from sense enjoyment or better yet by engaging them in Krishna’s service. The second duty is to practice being very submissive…you have to be submissive else cannot get full mercy of the Spiritual Master. And finally disciple should develop friendship or goodwill towards the Spriritual Master. Prahlad Maharaj sets a best example of how to reciprocate with mercy of Spiritual Master by starting to preach at the age of 5 years. Following in the footsteps of Prahlad Maharaj, let us try to preach to 350,000 young people at Wood Stock this year.”
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Lord never tolerates…

Where: May 3’rd 2007, London.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.9.1
Courtesy: Bhavin Chitania.
Essence: “Krsna never tolerates offense to his devotee. For one who offends devotees, it is very difficult to please the Lord…Until we are pure devotees we have anarthas, we should be very careful in our dealings with devotees. A vaishnava is never to be harmed in anyway.”