The glories of Raghunatha Dasa Goswami – Part 2

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Laguna beach, USA, June 16, 2008
Essence: “Just as the lines etched on a stone cannot be erased, the strict regulative principles of Srila Raghunatha Dasa Goswami could not be changed under any circumstances. We should imbibe this mood of Srila Raghunatha Dasa Goswami and strictly follow the lines on stone given by Srila Prabhupada – the four regulative principles and the chanting of the holy name to successfully go back to Godhead.”

The glories of Raghunatha Dasa Goswami – Part 1

Speaker: His Holiness Giriraja Swami
Verse: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila – 16.235
Where: Laguna beach, USA, June 16, 2008
Essence: “Srila Raghunatha Dasa Goswami was renunciation personified. In spite of having the most beautiful wife and opulence like the King of heaven, he was completely detached and renounced them all for the higher goal of life.”

Vrindavana Bhajan – Introduction

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Where: Seattle, Mar 17, 2008
Essence: In Vrindavana Bhajan, Srila Prabhupada gives us insight into his own heart at the juncture of renouncing material life altogether. This bhajana has two parts:
1. Reflections on being forced to give up the material life and
2. Trying to see the will of Krsna in his life.

Take sanyasa

Speaker: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.30.11-13
Where: Sydney, Australia, Dec 13, 2007
Essence: “We can be gradually purified in Grhastha asrama, but ultimately one has to give one’s heart fully to Krsna by taking sanyasa.”

Be in this world but not of this world

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam – 3.30.9
Where: Sydney, Dec 11, 2007
Essence: “To go to Goloka, we should be convinced of futility of material existence. In these verses of Srimad Bhagavatam, horrific nature of the material world is described. But if one is sinless, pure and strict in practicing Krsna consciousness, these things have no effect.”

Questions and Answers session – Moscow

Where: Moscow, Sept 19, 2007.
Essence:
In this lecture, His Holiness Indradyumna Swami answers these two questions from devotees:
1. It is hard to accept that with the progress in Krishna consciousness, I will become detached from the ones I love. Could you please give me instructions regarding my fear and shape my understanding and attitude towards renunciation.
2. Please give us instructions regarding our place or position as grhasthas in the society of devotees, specifically about social life in the association of devotees.

Formula for happiness

Artist: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami.
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatham – 6.9.55
Where: Sept 15′th 2007, Ukraine Festival.
Essence: “If you want to be enlightened, want to be happy, step into the sunshine of Krishna consciousness.”