Monthly Archives: February, 2011

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Transformation

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I am proposing that we undergo a transformation, and that we are willing to make this transformation. It will not always be easy – part of it will be a bit of a struggle, where we have to conquer our law of nature. We have to recognise that within us…

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Updates on the website

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The last months i have been working on quite a few changes of this blog. For starters the whole layout has changed and menu’s have been reorganized. On the background…

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Radhadesh Mellows – Recordings

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Radhadesh Mellows 2011

Set amidst the rolling hills of the Ardennes, Radhadesh is an ideal setting to celebrate the holy name. Whilst the beautiful forest, exquisite deities and peaceful location all contribute to the sweetness of the festival, the mo…

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Lord Varāhadeva

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The story is that sometimes the Lord also likes to fight. In the very beginning of the universal creation, there were some opponents of the Lord who appeared. Two extremely powerful brothers. They were conceived by Kaśyapa and Diti, and at an inapprop…

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Sunday Feast in Durban, South Africa

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Here is a wonderful slideshow from the Sunday feast in Durban, South Africa where Kadamba Kanana Swami attended the weekly sunday feast celebration.

If you cannot see the slideshow below then click here.

Want to know more about the temple in Durban…

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We Have To Make it Meaningful

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Once upon a time, I was travelling around the world and I came to a particular town where the City was located on the coast. I went to the local temple and the temple president wasn’t there, so I asked where he was. They said: “Oh, he went to the b…

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The Duty Must Be There!

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First in Krishna Consciousness there is a duty, which must be there. There are so many duties – duties to the spiritual master, duties to principles of purity, duties according to the scriptures, duties given to us by the arcaryas. It governs everyth…

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Comment By One of the Editors

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Dear Vaishnavas – Hare Krishna!!!I would like to sincereley apologise to all for a couple of posts posted this week that may have seemed boring or not worthwhile reading. I was away from the computer for a week and incorrectly organised the blog posti…

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We Are Dogmatic?

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Prabhupada said:”Why are they saying that we are dogmatic when we are saying that Krishna is God?Why are they so dogmatically saying that Krishna is not God if they have not seen Him?”Transcribed By Madhumati Devi Dasi(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Sydney 2010…

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Sensitive, to the will of the Lord

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Often times we are seeing that the emphasis is placed on enlightenment coming through the spiritual master and that through the spiritual master one is receiving instructions, following these instructions, realizing these instructions and getting enlig…

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”Even if it’s cheap, I’m not buying.”

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This particular age of Kali is already going on for 5000 years, we can appreciate that we may have had one or more births, many births before, in this age of Kali.

So most likely, we have during those births engaged in so many sinful activities – an…

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How Important are Memories of The Temporary

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How important are memories? Some people are controlled by their memories for their whole life. It’s like here, I met somebody of 40 years who was just still remembering that he had a bad time in school, and I go:

“Okay, that’s bad. That’s re…

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The Harinam Party

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Srila Prabhupada said:“When the harinam party goes to the street. It doesn’t just purify the people in the street – it purifies the street itself! And anyone who goes through that street afterwards also gets purified” (Kadamba Kanana Swami, Radh…

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Enthrone Him in the Heart.

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Narada Muni is explaining in Bhagavatam that as the heart is being purified, then gradually one can enthrone the Supreme Personality of Godhead within the heart. So it’s interesting because the Lord was already there as the Supersoul, and now we’re goi…

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Let’s add to the pleasure.

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We are just tiny little sparks of Krishna’s energy, but we can also add to that unlimited reservoir of pleasure, and that’s what Krishna wants from us. Let’s add to the pleasure.Transcribed by Bhakta Fredrick (Kadamba Kanana Swami, Stockholm 2010…

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Transcendental Personalities See Things In Perspective

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Yukta Vairagya and Srila Bhakti Sidhanta was brilliant in that way. He was liberal, he was understanding, when people were deeply entrenched in the modes of material nature, it may not be immediately possible to turn them around, but as long as they ch…

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Our Saving Grace

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Ignorance is a kind of thing that is destructive to the self and to others. So, ignorance has to go as it is not going to help us. So we have to fight with ignorance. Passion, we can channel it towards the service to Krishna. “Oh! This passion!” jus…

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How to Preach?

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Devotee : When we are preaching, we may not straight away say that Krishna is God and everything must be done for Him. So we may beat around the bush, so, if you could give further explanation to what point do we give the information?Maharaja : You ca…

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Our Survival

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We see that the aboriginal lady had a basket of fruit and Krishna came as a child and He brought some grains to barter, but He dropped all the grains on the way – only a little left – but she didn’t care any more because He was just so wonderful she ga…

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it is your desire and not mine

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A devotee has to practise to take distance from his feelings. We have to become an observer of our own feelings and judge them from a distance and we practise this. Not just, every time some impulse comes up, then we have to do it – No, we just have t…

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Annual Report to the Sannyasa Ministry

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Sannyasa Report for 2010 General In 1997, now fourteen years ago, I received sannyasa in the Bhaktivedanta Manor. Since then I have done a lot of travel and preaching not just randomly, but in a regular pattern, because it appears…

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Intelligence

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Srila Prabhupada’s definition of intelligence is not the same as the definition of intelligence that is generally employed in various intelligence tests and IQ tests and so on. Srila Prabhupada would say intelligence means that one acts intelligent. …

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The Cold and Warmth of Moravia

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Here are some lovely pics from a trip to Moravia in Czech Republic. The devotees over there are congregating and building a nice community for themselves. And Kadamba Kanana Swami…

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Get Absorbed!

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When we feel that life is long, do more service the more we get absorbed in devotional services the faster the time goes. One week will last only three days. You will feel: “My God, a week has gone! and I didn’t do anything” When we get absorbed in d…

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"I am Totally Unique!"

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In this way the tendency to think that we are exceptions, the tendency to think that our situation is different is there in all of us. After all, we are unique! Well… Not that unique, you know? We’re actually not so unique at all if you really lo…

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strength to do everything for Krishna?

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Devotee’s question: In Kali-yuga our material situation is usually very disturbing. When we are so materially dissatisfied, where can one get strength to do everything for Krishna?

Maharaja’s answer: By doing, you get strength. Isn’t it? I think…

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Simple Formula

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It is a fact that we made Spiritual life so complex.
I’m remembering Tribhuvanath Prabhu who was very simple by nature.
He had grown up as an orphan in an orphanage and as a result He didn’t get very good education. But that was Krsna’s perfect…

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Dhruva Maharaja’s Previous Life

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We were studying a little bit about Dhruva and we found, that in the Visnu Purana it is described that Dhruva in his previous life was a brahmana. As a brahmana Dhruva became kind of close with a particular king, and in the cause of this friendship, he…

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The Miracle of the Holy Name

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A lecture given by HH Kadamba Kanana Swami Maharaja, 30 January 2011, Radhadesh, Belgium (Kirtan weekend) Glorifying the Supreme Lord So today’s topic is kirtana. What else could it be? Because after so much chanting one becomes absorbed. I don’t…

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Illicit Sex

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Transcribed by Madhumati Devi Dasi(Kadamba Kanana Swami 2005)”You will see women as lust objects, you will not care to look after them. How can you look after them, you will not protect them, you will use them as though they are not human beings as if …

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Higher Path In Life

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Anyone who gives his life in service is higher than a man who is thinking about himself.
“I and mine are the only things important in this world.”
A greedy person …. a miser.
But a person who gives to others and who cares about others and who …