Bestow upon me continuous service – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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Bestow upon me continuous service – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“I have been immersed for many lives in this ocean of birth and death. Oh Lord Gauracandra! Oh golden moon-like master! If You bestow upon me continuous service to Your brilliant lotus feet, I shall chant and describe to others the glories of Sri Hari forever.”
[Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, Susloka-Satakam, text 99]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami in his diary; March 4, 2016 – To see original post please click here.

Service to the advanced souls – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Gurudeva

Service to the advanced souls – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“One can attain the path of liberation from material bondage only by rendering service to highly advanced spiritual personalities. These personalities are impersonalists and devotees. Whether one wants to merge into the Lord’s existence or wants to associate with the Personality of Godhead, one should render service to the mahatmas. For those who are not interested in such activities, who associate with people fond of women and sex, the path to hell is wide open. The mahatmas are equipoised. They do not see any difference between one living entity and another. They are very peaceful and are fully engaged in devotional service. They are devoid of anger, and they work for the benefit of everyone. They do not behave in any abominable way. Such people are known as mahatmas.”

[ Srimad Bhagavatam 5.5.2 ]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami in his diary; March 4, 2016 – To see original post please click here.

The Giver of the Holy Names – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Compassion

The Giver of the Holy Names – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“The people had fallen into the sinful life of this age of quarrel, being overwhelmed by grief and delusion, disturbed by anxiety to acquire money for family and relatives. Considering the situation, the Golden Lord took birth in order to protect them. Being very merciful, He made manifest His delightful form as the giver of His holy names.”

[Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, Susloka-Satakam, text 4]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami in his diary; September 23, 2015 – To see original post please click here.

The spontaneous compassion of the Lord – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Compassion

The spontaneous compassion of the Lord – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“Out of His spontaneous compassion He restored all people back to consciousness, and through the means of His holy names enabled them to pass beyond the impassable ocean of the age of Kali, the age of quarrel. Thus news of the names of Krsna was told from person to person.

[ Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, Susloka Satakam, text 46 ]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami in his diary; August 17, 2015 – To see original post please click here.

The Golden Lord’s chanting – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Dancing

The Golden Lord’s chanting – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“When the Golden Lord’s congregational chanting of the holy names had only just begun, the transcendental qualities of the name cleansed the ears of the living entities. Thus, astonishingly, those of impure mentality became pure in mind, and as they continued to hear, became intoxicated and began to dance.”

[Susloka-Satakam, Text 32]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami in his diary; August 17, 2015 – To see original post please click here.

Hari-sankirtan in every home – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Harinam

Hari-sankirtan in every home – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“In every home throughout the world there is a tumult of hari-samkirtan. On every body are tears, hairs standing erect, and other symptoms of ecstasy. In every heart is the most exalted and sweet spiritual path that leads far away from the path of the four Vedas. All this has appeared now that Lord Gaura has descended to this world.”

[Srila Prabhodananda Sarasvati, Sri Caitanya-candramrta, text 114]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami in his diary; August 18, 2014 – To see original post please click here.

Bell metal to gold – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Indra

Bell metal to gold – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“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 brahmana.”

[Sanatana Goswami, Hari-bhakti-vilasa 2.12]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami in his diary; August 18, 2014 – To see original post please click here.

The loyal disciple – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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The loyal disciple – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“The Vedas say that to a loyal disciple one may speak the confidential secret. Therefore, O most fortunate one, now please hear the glories of Goloka.”

[Brhad Bhagavatamrta, Part 2, Chapter 1, text 6]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami in his diary; August 18, 2014 – To see original post please click here.

Distributing the nectar of the Holy Names – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Class

Distributing the nectar of the Holy Names – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“O swan gliding in the lakes of the Vraja-vasis’ love, I wish that I may wander everywhere always chanting and drinking the nectar of Your names. Those most sweet names arise from the ocean of Gokula and spread the glories of Your infinitely varied dress and ways of acting. As I wander, behaving like a madman, may I distribute joy to everyone in all the worlds.”
[Narada Muni, Brhat Bhagavatamrta 1.7.143 ]

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

Victory of sankirtan – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Sankirtan

Victory of sankirtan – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“Victory! Victory! Victory! I behold something wonderful! All the inauspiciousness of the living entities is destroyed. No one is going to hell. Yamaraja has no more work to do and the effects of Kali-yuga have ceased to exist. This is because all over the world an increasing number of Lord Visnu’s devotees are singing His names while dancing and playing musical instruments.”

[Divya-prabandha, Tiruvaymoli 5.2.1 by Nammalvar, one of the twelve great Vaisnava saints from South India. He appeared in 3102 BC.]

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