Appreciating Devotees

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 7.9.24
Where: Sydney, Australia, December 20, 2009
Essence: “Salt brings out the flavor in any kind of food. Similarly, the association of devotees brings out the essence of all the activities we perform in devotional service.”

Amazing Grace

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.5.1
Where: Ekaterinburg, Russia, May 16, 2009
Essence: “The two most important assets in our devotional lives are the Holy name and the association of devotees. We have been blessed with this amazing grace and should take full advantage of it.”


Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.26.45
Where: Sri Vrindavana dhama, India, October 13, 2008
Essence: Srila Prabhupada explains:  “As a thief is always punishable by the state, we are subject to punishment by taking or using God’s property without His permission.”

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.”

Deepest gratitude – Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja Lecture

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Where: Sept 5′th 2007, New Govindadwip, Ireland.
Essence: “It is our heart’s desire to take the time each year to express our deepest gratitude to Srila Prabhupada. This is Vyasa-puja. This day is the day of deep loving sentiments, expressing the inner recesses of our hearts to Srila Prabhupada.”

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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