The supreme occupation – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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The supreme occupation – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

sa vai puṁsāṁ paro dharmo
yato bhaktir adhokṣaje
ahaituky apratihatā
yayātmā suprasīdati

“The supreme occupation for all humanity is that by which men can attain to loving devotional service unto the transcendent Lord. Such devotional service must be unmotivated and uninterrupted to completely satisfy the self.”

[SB 1.2.6]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami in his diary; February 8, 2014 – To see original post please click here.

Lord Caitanya’s compassion – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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Lord Caitanya’s compassion – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“Out of His spontaneous compassion Lord Caitanya restored all the people back to consciousness, and through the means of His Holy Name enabled them to pass beyond the impassable ocean of the age of quarrel. Thus by the golden moons of Lord Hari and the Vaisnavas news of the names of Krishna was told from person to person.”

[Sarvabauma Bhattacarya, Susloka-Satakam, Verse 46]

Posted by Indradyumna Swami on July 31, 2017 – To see original post please click here.

 

The potency of the Holy Name – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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The potency of the Holy Name – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“The rivers Ganges, Yamuna, Godavari, Sarasvati, as well as all holy places of pilgrimage appear where the transcendental topics of the infallible Supreme Personality of Godhead are narrated.”

[Srila Rupa Goswami, Padyavali, text 44]

Posted by Indradyumna Swami on July 31, 2017 – To see original post please click here.

The Lord dances in Nilacala – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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The Lord dances in Nilacala – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“The Master sang joyfully in accents astonishingly sweet and charming to the ear, as He moved in the midst of a circle made by His intimate devotees. The ornament of the three worlds, Lord Gauracandra Himself, of all attractive persons the most attractive, dances, in the supreme abode of Nilacala, the temple like a blue mountain.”

[ Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, Susloka-Satakam, verse 14 ]

Posted by Indradyumna Swami on July 27, 2017 – To see original post please click here.

Eagerly desire to see Vrindavan – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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Eagerly desire to see Vrindavan – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“I eagerly desire to see Vrindavan, whose indescribable beauty defeats the beauty of millions of cupids, which is brightly illuminated by a golden and bluish transcendental effulgence, and which is merged into the ocean of sweet conjugal pastimes.”

[ Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati, Sri Vrindavan Mahimamrta, Sataka One, verse 20 ]

Posted by Indradyumna Swami on July 26, 2017 – To see original post please click here.

Woodstock 2017 – Taking shelter – Anecdote of Indradyumna Swami

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From Poland: His Holiness Indradyumna Swami Maharaja didn’t come for breakfast today. Later someone informed us that Srila Gurudeva is so anxious about the success of the Woodstock Festival. His anxiety is warranted, as the political situation is especially tense this year with the festival happening against government pressure to stop it. Srila Gurudeva was so intensely chanting in his room this morning.

Meanwhile, I was left musing to myself: how often do we skip our own meals to take such genuine shelter of the Lord?

Narada Muni Praying to Lord Krsna – verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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Narada Muni Praying to Lord Krsna – verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“O Lord, please give me Your leave. I will wander about the worlds, which are flooded with Your fame, loudly chanting Your pastimes, which purify the universe.”

[ Narada Muni to Lord Krsna, SB. 10.69.39 ]

Posted by Indradyumna Swami on July 3 2017 – To see original post please click here.

The Lotus Feet of Sri Guru – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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The Lotus Feet of Sri Guru – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“O transcendentally blissful guru, when my mind finally achieves a place at your lotus feet, all the tiresome labor of my spiritual practices will be finished, and by your mercy, I will experience the greatest happiness.”

[ SB. 10.87.33, verse by Sridhar Swami quoted in purport ]

Posted by Indradyumna Swami on July 4 2017 – To see original post please click here.

 

The Pure Devotee – verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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The Pure Devotee – verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“O devotee of the Lord, to see you is the perfection of the eyes, to touch your body is the perfection of bodily activities, and to glorify your qualities is the perfection of the tongue, for it is very rare to find a pure devotee like you.”

[ Hari Bhakti Sudhodaya 13.2 ]

Posted by Indradyumna Swami on July 9 2017 – To see original post please click here.

Immediately Liberated by the Holy Name – verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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“If the Holy Name is chanted just once, even impurely, or if one simply hears it, then that person, regardless of his birth, is immediately liberated. This is the declaration of scripture. Furthermore, when the Holy Name is chanted in the clearing stage ( when impurities are slowly cleansed from the heart of the chanter ) then the highest goal is attained after some delay.”

[ Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur, Sri Harinam Cintamani, Chapter 2 ]

Posted by Indradyumna Swami on July 16 2017 – To see original post please click here.