A Vision of Ourselves

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, May 10, 2009
Essence: “The spiritual master finds us in an unpolished state where our heart is full of blemishes of material desire. But our vision should be that everyday we polish our heart so that one day it develops into a rare jewel of pure devotion which can be offered at the lotus feet of our spiritual master.”

The Path of Perfection

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.5.1
Where: Washington DC, USA, Feb 28, 2009
Essence: “The spiritual master is like a doctor for the soul. By following his prescription the disease of material existence is cured, and in due course of time, one achieves perfection in devotional life.”

Caterpillar to butterfly

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 1.9.33
Where: Karuna Bhavan, Scotland, U.K, May 9, 2008
Essence: “An ugly caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly by meditating on his higher beautiful nature. Similarly, when our ugly selfish material desires get purified, we can develop the desire for pure devotional service by which we can achieve our pre-ordained relationship with the Lord in various transcendental mellows.”

Raising the bar

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: London, U.K, May 5, 2008
Essence: “To make progress on the path of devotional service, it is very important that we have a vision of ourselves down the road. We need to work hard and set higher and higher goals each time, so that we can achieve the highest goal – ceto darpana marjanam – a clean heart in which we can cultivate real love for Radha and Krsna.”

Sadhana->Bhava->Prema

Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.7.34
Where: Jul 4′th 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “So actually this is the beginning we are training ourselves to do all these for Krsna, by this vaidhi or sadhana, it is a little hard in the beginning, but then it will become natural (bhava) and eventually it will become prema, Love of God”.

How to understand Absolute truth

Verse:  Srimad Bhagavatham – 1.3.37.
Where: March 14’th 2007, Atlanta.
Essence: “…how can we understand that which is transcendental with these imperfect material senses.”
Courtesy: Cintamani Dasi.