Brahmanas – Initiation lecture

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Vrindavana, November 20, 2010
Essence: “A Vaisnava is naturally a brahmana and, in fact, above a brahmana because he is situated in transcendence by dint of the nine processes of devotional service.”

Appreciating Vrindavana Dhama

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 2.3.22
Where: Vrindavana, India, October 19, 2009
Essence: “One grain of dust of Vrindavana is more valuable than all the opulence of Vaikuntha because Krsna’s lotus feet walked through this land.”

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.”

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.”

Double Trouble

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 4.18.9-10
Where: Budapest, Hungrary, September 5, 2008
Essence: “The world is suffering today because we are taking resources from Mother Nature without the sanction of the Supreme Lord, denying His existence, and even worse using those resources either for sense gratification or for exploiting others.”