Break on Through to the Other Side

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 7.3
Where: Vladimir, Russia, May 13, 2009
Essence: “The human form of life is compared to a boat, the spiritual master is the captain and the sastras are favorable breeze that help the living entity cross over this vast ocean of material existence.”

Coming to a Higher Standard – Vyasa Puja Address

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: New Vraja Dhama, Hungary, May 2, 2009
Essence: “The spiritual master keeps raising the bar and pushes us to higher and higher realms of devotional service so that we advance both externally and internally. We can then become instruments in his hands and develop some compassion to spread this sankirtan movement to all the suffering people.”

Founder-Acarya of ISKCON – His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Moscow, Russia, September 9, 2008
Essence: “The Founder-Acarya is the person who has the vision, by the grace of God, to present teachings from time immemorial according to time, place and circumstances without compromising.”

My first tattoo

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Antya Lila – 6.228
Where: Poland, July 14, 2008
Essence: Lord Caitanya instructed Raghunatha dasa Goswami, “grāmya-kathā nā śunibe, grāmya-vārtā nā kahibe bhāla nā khāibe āra bhāla nā paribe – Do not talk like people in general or hear what they say. You should not eat very palatable food, nor should you dress very nicely.”

Vyasa-puja address

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, May 19, 2008
Essence: “The Vaikunta Express going to Goloka Vrindavana rests on two tracks – sadhana and preaching. We have to maintain both these tracks in good condition so that we can have a safe journey back home, back to Godhead.”

The beautiful Hiranyakasipu

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.3.1
Where: Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, May 18, 2008
Essence: Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur once said: “In Satya-yuga, Hiranyakasipu, more than Prahlada, by the adoption of the method of negative propaganda, proclaimed greatly the glory of Lord Nrsimhadeva.”

Sharing Krsna consciousness with Jewish students

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Houston, Mar 24, 2008
Essence: “Just as the sun is called in different countries by different names, God is called in different religions by different names. But the ultimate purpose of all religions is the same – that we awaken our dormant love for God and go back to the kingdom of God or the spiritual world.”

Good disciple – Initiation lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.9.28
Where: Melbourne, Dec 24, 2007
Essence: “At the moment of initiation a good disciple feels very indebted upon receiving the greatest treasure – the Holy name. To express his gratitude, the rest of the life he uses his body, mind and words to assist his master’s mission and brings him glory.”

Most important service

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.7.28
Where: Sept 14′th 2007, Ukraine Festival.
Essence: “When we are hearing from our guru, those are the most important moments in our relationship and the most important moments in our life.”

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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