Stolen by illusion

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 11.5.31-32
Where: Melbourne, Australia, Jan 22, 2009
Essence: “In this age of Kali, the intelligence of men is stolen by illusion and they have a tendency to imitate their idols. Therefore, instead of coming as Himself, the Lord comes as His devotee to propagate the congregational chanting of the Holy names.”


Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 11.5.18
Where: Melbourne, Australia, Jan 13, 2009
Essence: “The rebellious and obstinate living entity turns away from Krsna and wants to play in his own realm of sense gratification. But he is very nicely placed under the care of Maya-devi who ties him up with the three modes of material nature for his ultimate rectification.”

The words of a sadhu

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 2.1.16
Where: Sydney, Australia, Dec 28, 2008
Essence: “Sadhu means one who cuts our material attachments. He does not speak to flatter the audience but rather speaks the truth which may be painful but is for the ultimate benefit.”

Rarely achieved

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 7.3
Where: Sydney, Australia, December 7, 2008
Essence: “O mind, just worship the lotus feet of the son of Nanda, which make one fearless. Having obtained this rare human birth, cross over this ocean of worldly existence through the association of saintly persons.”

Renunciation in modern times

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Hong Kong University, Nov 17, 2008
Essence: “Everything animate or inanimate that is within the universe is controlled and owned by the Lord. One should therefore accept only those things necessary for himself, which are set aside as his quota, and one should not accept other things, knowing well to whom they belong.”

Restore your health

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Adi Lila – 17.22
Where: Russain Yatra, Moscow, September 27, 2008
Essence: “The sick condition of modern society is due to lack of basic moral principles like mercy, cleanliness, truthfulness and austerity. By following the process of Krsna consciousness, these principles can easily be restored, and that will bring the society back to its healthy condition.”

Our eternal father

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavad Gita – 18.66
Where: Moscow, Russia, September 21, 2008
Essence: “Just as a child is fully dependent on his mother whether he knows it or not, we are fully dependent on the Lord whether we accept it or not. An atheist may deny or ignore this fact, whereas a devotee is fully aware of this and surrenders unto the Lord.”

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.”


Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 4.30.37
Where: Moscow, August 27, 2008
Essence: “Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu wanted His followers to move all over the world to preach in every town and village. In the Caitanya-sampradāya those who strictly follow the principles of Lord Caitanya must travel all over the world to preach the message of Lord Caitanya, and these are called gosthanandi.”

Festival Lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Poland, August 08, 2008
Essence: “There are millions of species of life, each with a special gift. Birds can fly, fish can swim, butterfly is always beautiful and the human form of life is blessed with intelligence by which one can discover the deeper spiritual nature within and get out of this repetition of birth and death. That is the real goal of life.”