Article written by Rukmini Devi Dasi Simhachalam, Germany: “We’re at the edge of the world,” Maharaja commented, “just beyond those hills, after those last trees, it becomes ethereal.” At the German farm, one definitely gets the feeling that the rest of the world just doesn’t exist – except via the internet. It’s a befitting home to [...]
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 March 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Bhagavad-gita 7.24) It is not possible to have a pure and noble character unless one is a spiritually realized person. It is not possible unless one has an attitude of servitorship towards God. Ultimately, that is where all good qualities come from and that is the only reason [...]
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 May 2013, Radhadesh, Belgium, Venu-Gita Talk) This devotee in Bombay complained to Prabhupada that he didn’t like Indians. And Prabhupada said, “Oh, you don’t like Indians?” He said, “No. I don’t like Indians because they’re so tricky. But not you Prabhupada.” Prabhupada said, “Oh, I am very tricky. I tricked you [...]
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 9 April 2013, Pretoria, South Africa, Disciple meeting) Recently, we saw how Indradyumna Maharaja took our Ratha Yatra in Durban and turned the whole thing upside down. Have you noticed it? It was quite amazing that one Swami could do that; he is very powerful – spiritually and also materially. So he did [...]
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 April 2013, Lenasia, South Africa, Caitanya Caritamrta, Adi Lila 17.22) You may have heard the story that was told to us by Bhavananda Prabhu, who was assisting Prabhupada in many ways. He said that one day Prabhupada told him, “You know, when I was in the spiritual world, one day Krsna [...]
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 March 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Bhagavad-Gita 7.24) The law of attraction is there and we think that whatever we think about, we will attract it. But actually, it is the opposite; we are the ones who are being attracted all the time. “Oh, the birds! Oh, the sun! Oh, the reflection in [...]
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 May 2013, Radhadesh, Belgium, Free Lecture) Question: Maharaj, you made a comment in reference to Lord Indra, that he should have controlled his pride with intelligence. So I was wondering, is humility a conscious effort or does it ever become natural? Answer: At least for a conditioned soul, it is a conscious [...]
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 March 2013, Vrndavan, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.27.10) In general, we have to give credit to people. Only senior vaisnavas, who take the responsibility for the spiritual life of others, they have to be judgmental. Srila Prabhupada used to say, “It is my duty to find faults.” But one can find fault as a duty, [...]
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 March 2013, Vrndavan, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.27.10) There are letters where Srila Prabhupada writes, “Krsna has sent me many spiritual masters in the form of my disciples.” Is this artificial? No, Srila Prabhupada was never artificial! Srila Prabhupada was never just saying something to impress people, that was his wonderful quality. [...]
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 March 2013, Vrndavan, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.27.10) Srila Prabhupada wuld occasionally speak out in great humility. For example, there is the purport of Srimad Bhagavatam, in the pastime of when Dhruva Maharaja leaves his body. At that point, as Dhruva Maharaja was about to leave his body, he saw a transcendental plane that [...]
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