A Heartfelt Prayer – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Prayer

A Heartfelt Prayer – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“O Lord Hari! I have spent my life uselessly. Although I have obtained a rare human birth, I have refused to worship Radha and Krsna, and in this way I have knowingly drunk poison.”  [ Narottama das Thakur, Prarthana ]

Posted by Indradyumna Swami on his facebook page on December 4, 2012 – To see original post please click here.

Now I Truly Understand – Excerpt from the Jaladuta Diary Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Prabhupada

Now I Truly Understand – Excerpt from the Jaladuta Diary Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“Today the ship is plying very smoothly. I feel today better. But I am feeling separation from Sri Vrindaban and my Lords Sri Govinda, Gopinath, Radha Damodar. My only solace is Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita in which I am tasting the nectarine of Lord Chaitanya’s lila. I have left Bharatabhumi just to execute the order of Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati, in pursuance of Lord Chaitanya’s order. I have no qualification, but have taken up the risk just to carry out the order of His Divine Grace. I depend fully on Their mercy, so far away from Vrindaban.

[ Srila Prabhupada, Jaladuta diary, September 10, 1965 ]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami on his facebook page on December 6, 2012 – To see original post please click here.

Remembering the Kshpira river – Post by Indradyumna Swami

Kshpira

Remembering the Kshpira river – Post by Indradyumna Swami

This is the Kshpira river. It is said that by bathing in the Ganges river one is purified, by taking darshan of the Narmada river one is purified and by remembering the Kshpira river one is purified. The Kshipra river manifested from the heart of Varaha.

Posted by Indradyumna Swami on his facebook page on December 23, 2011 – To see original post please click here.

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Relieved from material contamination – Excerpt from Krsna Book Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Indradyumna

Relieved from material contamination – Excerpt from Krsna Book Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“In the Second Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam, Maharaja Pariksit also explains that the pastimes and activities of Lord Krsna are medicine for the conditioned souls. If they simply hear about Krsna they become relieved from the material disease…. by hearing these transcendental pastimes of Krsna with the gopis, they will be relieved from material contamination.”

[ Srila Prabhupada, Krsna Book, Description of the Rasa Dance ]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami on his facebook page on December 23, 2013 – To see original post please click here.

The charming elixir of the Holy Names – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Kirtan

The charming elixir of the Holy Names – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“O tongue tortured by thirst, please mix the delicious nectar of the name of Radha with the wonderfully sweet condensed milk of the name of Krsna, add the fragrant ice of pure love and drink this charming elixir at every moment!”

[ Srila Raghunatha das Goswami, Stavavali, Revelation of Desires, Text 10 ]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami on his facebook page on December 10, 2011 – To see original post please click here.

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Krsna is the Master – Lecture Excerpt Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Prabhupada

Krsna is the Master – Lecture Excerpt Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“You cannot ask Krsna, ‘Please come here. I’ll see You,’ just like you ask your dog or your servant. Krsna is nobody’s servant. Krsna is the master. He may like you, He may not like you.”

[ Srila Prabhupada lecture, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.5.26, Vrndavan, November 13, 1976 ]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami on his facebook page on December 26, 2011 – To see original post please click here.

Desiring to see Vrindavan – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Gurudeva_Giriraja Swami

Desiring 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 golden and bluish effulgences, and which is merged into the ocean of sweet loving pastimes.”

[ Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati, Sri Vrindavan-mahimamrta, Sataka One, text 20 ]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami on his facebook page on December 11, 2011 – To see original post please click here.

Vrindavan Meditations – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Vrindavan

Vrindavan Meditations – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“The sun is naturally warm, the moon is naturally cool, the earth naturally tolerant, the wind naturally restless, the saints naturally grave, and the ocean naturally deep. Similarly, Krishna is naturally controlled by love.”

[ Krishnadas Kaviraja Goswami, Sri Govinda-lilamrta]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami on his facebook page on December 11, 2011 – To see original post please click here.

Vrindavan Meditations – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Vrindavan

Vrindavan Meditations – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“Go to Vrndavana and chant the Hare Krsna mantra constantly.”

[Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu to Subuddhi Raya, CC Madhya 25.198]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami on his facebook page on December 28, 2011 – To see original post please click here.

Her divine kunda is rarely attained – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Radha Kunda

Her divine kunda is rarely attained – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“Of the many objects of favored delight and of all the lovable damsels of Vrajabhumi, Srimati Radharani is certainly the most treasured of Krsna’s love. And in every respect, Her divine kunda is rarely attained even by the great devotees; therefore it is even more difficult for ordinary devotees to attain. If one simply bathes once within these holy waters, one’s pure love of Krsna is fully aroused.”

[ Sri Upadesamrta ]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami on his facebook page on November 29, 2012 – To see original post please click here.