Convincing the obvious

Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.7.29
Where: Jun 30′th 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “It is just amazing that it is so obvious that if you try to enjoy material life, you are going to suffer more. But people don’t catch it. We foolishly hold on to these material desires, despite of the fact of the experience of superiority of 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.

Stop Killing Cows

Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 6.18.51-52.
Where: Apr 25’th 2007, Hungary.
Courtesy: Braja Gopali Dasi.
Essence: “..It is Abosultely wrong to kill cows, however you look at it. There is no excuse, it is wrong, wrong, wrong. It is bad for your health, bad for environment, bad for the soul. Any way you look at it cow killing is wrong.”

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..”

Wake up from sleep of Material Existence

Where: March 21’st 2007, Alachua.
Essence: “…in the false dream of material happiness, there is no real future, there is disappointment.”
Courtesy: Alachua Live.

Beware of the demoniac

Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.2.46
Where: Mar 19’th 2007, Alachua.
Courtesy: Cintamani Dasi.
Essence: “..All this knowledge doesn’t make Hiranyakasipu wise, leaving apart being called as a devotee. Sometimes little knowledge is more dangerous than no knowledge.”

Essence of Bhagavad Gita

Where: March 16’th 2007, Atlanta.
Courtesy: Cintamani Dasi.
Essence: “If you strike that balance between accepting what is necessary for keeping body and soul together and use greater balance of your time for self-realization, there is a good chance that when you leave this body, you have no attachments for this world and all your attachments have gone to God, then punar janma na vidhyate.”

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.

Perfect Government

Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 4.21.10
Where: Mar 7′th 2007, LA.
Courtesy: Kandarpa-keli dasi.
Essence: “These shastras are so important, how can a king or any other leader govern without being conversant with the Laws of God. Laws of God are absolute laws and they are always working. King has to be conversant with both civil law and Absolute Law.”

Initiation Lecture – Guard Against Offenses

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