The benefits of celibacy

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 4.8.1
Where: Sydney, Australia, Dec 12, 2008
Essence: “By abstaining from sex life one can perform wonderful work — one’s memory is enabled to act very swiftly, the duration of life is increased and one can be elevated to the highest perfectional stage, even to the spiritual world.”

Look before you leap

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.10.8
Where: New Vraja-Dhama, Hungrary, September 6, 2008
Essence: “A conditioned soul in this material world guided by imperfect senses and clogged by the fog of illusion cannot see where the path of pravrtti or sense gratification is leading. However, if he takes shelter of the transcendental radar of guru, sadhu and sastra, he can see things in their proper perspective and will be saved from the misery of this material existence.”

Risk of Uncontrolled Senses

Artist: His Holiness BhakthiVaibhava Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 7.8.10
Where: Aug 13′th 2007, Poland.
Courtesy: Candrasekhar Acarya Das.
Essence: “Senses are like thieves. They steal away everything. They are always demanding. For a conditioned soul, they are like masters….very very ungrateful..always demanding more, more and more…They steal away even our Spiritual Life not just our body, this mind..even Spiritual  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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