The Great Acarya – Indradyumna Swami Nectar

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The Great Acarya – Indradyumna Swami Nectar

His Holiness Indradyumna Swami gave a wonderful three-part seminar on the glories of Srila Haridas Thakur while in Sri Mayapur Dhama. In the first lecture, Indradyumna Swami notes the two qualities of Srila Haridas Thakur which set him apart, according to Sanatana Goswami.

Srila Santana Goswami maintains that:

  1. Some preach, but have poor acara.
  2. Some have good acara, but do not preach.

Santana Goswami contends that Srila Haridas Thakur perfectly performs both duties in relation to the Holy Name—personal behavior and preaching.

Indradyumna Swami goes on to describe that the Acharya or Spiritual Master carefully chooses a group of disciples who help him in his mission. Mahaprabhu chose different associates to accomplish different parts of his Sankirtan movement. Through Srila Sanatana Goswami, He relayed the essence of devotional service. Meanwhile, through Srila Rupa Goswami. He revealed the ecstatic love and the transcendental pastimes of Vrindavan. Srila Haridas Thakur became the Nāmācārya even though he was born in a family of Yavanas.

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Indradyumna Swami quotes Srila Sanatana Goswami who says in the Hari-bhakti-vilāsa (2.12) that anyone can be elevated to the position of a brāhmaṇa by the process of initiation:

yathā kāñcanatāṁ yāti kāṁsyaṁ rasa-vidhānataḥ / tathā dīkṣā-vidhānena dvijatvaṁ jāyate nṛṇām

“As bell metal is turned to gold when mixed with mercury in an alchemical process, so one who is properly trained and initiated by a bona fide spiritual master immediately becomes a brāhmaṇa.”

Srila Prabhupada also frequently quoted the above verse.

Srila Haridas Thakur, Indradyumna Swami said, is an example for all of us—that no matter how low our birth is, by the mercy of Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga, we can be elevated to the platform of Vaisnava and Vaisnavi.

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Spoken by Indradyumna Swami in a lecture delivered in Sri Mayapur Dhama on February 5th, 2018.

For more on Indradyumna Swami’s trip to Mayapur and the blissful kirtans performed in the land in which the Holy Name was first inaugurated, please visit Indradyumna Swami’s facebook.

3 replies
  1. Kaushik
    Kaushik says:

    Jai. Wonderful. We in this age are most fallen and its divine souls like Srila Prabhupada and Indradyumna Swami Maharaj take so much pain to spread Krishna’s message and deliver us(fallen souls) . Srila Haridas Thakur also gives us a living example of how we can overcome our current material entanglements and dedicate life for a higher cause.

    • Vrajapati Suta Das
      Vrajapati Suta Das says:

      Hare Krishna, Dandavats!
      Rightly said Kaushik Prabhu,
      This is a very nice article giving the essence of seminar conducted by HH Indradyumna Swami Maharaja about the life of Srila Haridas Thakur. Irrespective of his bad health Indradyumna Swami Maharaja continued to inspire all his disciples by giving discourse and performing ecstatic Kirtan at various places in Mayapur. This shows how much he is taking pain to spread message of Krishna Consciousness to the fallen souls like us.
      All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
      All glories to HH Indradyumna Swami Maharaja!

  2. HaridasVarya Das
    HaridasVarya Das says:

    Thank you, Srila Gurudev for showing us the real path of maintaining our acara and preaching. These instructions are so vital.
    1.Some preach but have poor Acara.
    2.Some have good acara but do not preach.

    By saying this you have again emphasized the importance of daily sadhana and also preaching. That makes me think how can one maintain good Acara and preaching always? Is it by association ? What do you think Vrajapati Suta Prabhu ?


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