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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Discover the hidden treasure

Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.7.30-31
Where: Jul 2′nd 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “…Love of Godhead is hidden in the hearts of Pure devotees. But it has to be discovered and enjoyed by sincere seekers of Absolute Truth….Qualified or Unqualified, ignorant or knowledgeable, what ever we may be, if we just join the kirtan of our Spiritual Master, and loudly chant the Holy names of the Lord for benefit of others, eventually cheto darpana marjanam, our hearts will become purified and by Guru’s grace everything we need to know about Krishna will be revealed.”

Greatest Satisfaction

Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.7.32
Where: Jul 1′st 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “For me greatest satisfaction is when I see people have a genuine change of heart…that’s my goal of life. Because I know that pleases my Spiritual Master more than anything. “

Eternally indebted

Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.7.28
Where: Jun 30′th 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “You can never repay debt you owe to your Spiritual Master. You can never put a price on what Spiritual Master gives you. It is priceless. Although we cannot pay, we still have to try. How do we try to pay – by pleasing the Spiritual Master by preaching Krishna consciousness”

Two parallel tracks of spiritual progress — Vyasa Puja address

Ocassion: Vyasa Pooja, 2007. 
Where: June 9’th 2007, Seattle.
Essence:  …Every year when we come before our spiritual master for the Vyasa Puja, we should present ourselves a little more purified…This is done by giving up material desires and developing our love for Krishna – these are the two tracks for our spiritual advancement.

Do Your Part

Where: Apr 22’nd 2007, Hungary.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita 18.55.
Courtesy: Braja Gopali Dasi.
Essence: “…If you don’t make it, he has to come back. Don’t make things difficult for your Spiritual Master, he wants to go back to Goloka..just do your part..”

Initiation Lecture – Guard Against Offenses

Where: March 4’th 2007, Seattle.
Essence: [please suggest one!]