Monthly Archives: March, 2011

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Ready to approach anyone and everyone

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Devotional service works for everybody, it always works and it never fails to act. As soon as one somehow or the other connects to devotional service one becomes purified. Srila Prabhupada has this great conviction and on the strength of that he was re…

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A Play of Nectar on the Tongue!

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There is one kind of sweet rice which is known as the amrta keli. Keli means it’s playing – it is like a play of nectar on the tongue – amrita is nectar – amrta keli ….Do you know how to make sweet rice? Maybe you don’t but I will tell you: I…

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Queensday Celebration 2011

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On the 30th of April the Queensday Celebration will take place again in Amsterdam. Join the biggest, best, super, mega street party Harinam ever done in Europe!!!! Last year our…

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I Just Can’t Do It

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Transcribed by Madhumati Devi Dasi(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Stockholm 2011)Knowledge can increase our eagerness in devotional service. The more knowledge we develop about the potency of the Holy Name, the potency of devotional service, the more eager we …

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Give The Senses A Positive Experience

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Transcribed by Annie(Kadamba Kanana Swami March 2011, Melbourne)Spiritual life is based on austerity. What is this austerity? Does it mean we have to try and do great austerities? No, it’s basically the control of the senses. That is the austerity. Not…

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12Hour non-stop Mantra Magic

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Kadamba Kanana Swami is ‘down under’ and was participating in the 12h Kirtan Marathon in Melbourne, Australia. You can view a 12 min summary of this below. If you cannot view the video then visit youtube.

It sounds like they had lots of fun over ther…

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Looking for Glorification?

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Humility is a quality that is difficult to develop, but at least a vaishnava can take a humble position – by giving respect and credit to others and by not taking any credit himself. So for example, if we did some service and someone says:“Who did it…

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Krishna’s Amazing Assembly House

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It is said that Lord Krishna in Dwarika had an amazing assembly house. In that assembly house the material influence was not there. No one would die! – as long as they were in that place. No one would get ill! – as long as they were in that place. Th…

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Kali Yuga, deeply rooted within us

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Kaliyuga is deeply rooted within us. It’s not the Government. It’s not the multi-nationals. It’s not Bill Gates. It’s not all these kinds of things. It’s not the ruthless politicians who are the enemy. We have this sign in the zoo:”This way to the Dang…

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I have to get up from my bed, please help me!

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A Vaishnava is prepared that anything can happen in this material world, whatever can go wrong will go wrong. It is possible, so we are not surprised- Of course, it can happen, but we have nothing to do with the material world because the material wor…

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Higher Standard Of Purity!

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We see that Sadhus traditionally, would use their own lota and tiffin and wash it themselves with clay and so on – because it has to be pure. There are different types of plates in terms of purity. It is said that if you eat off a clay plate or porce…

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To Gradually Refine

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We have to become active and alert. There are so many things that we just do not know. There is so much to learn, because in Krishna Consciousness we really go into details – everything has to be done proper. It begins with big things, but then with …

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Bird goes out and then straight back in the cage

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The only thing that has meaning is service to Krishna and everything else is totally empty and totally leads to nothing, no progress – Like Prabhupada when he was in New York he was imitating the sound of the cars and saying that they are travelling at…

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Never Stop Doing Devotional Service.

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If we have bad qualities, what can we do? We can work on it, but they don’t go away automatically. We will try and develop better personal qualities, but whatever we are, however fallen we are, at least do devotional service. That’s the key! Never stop…

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We Must Change Now!

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Change! Change now! Change means now! Yes, I will change, I promise you. I will change tomorrow.No, not tomorrow! Change is now!OK, after the class.No! Now! In the middle of the class – right now! Change means now! If we really change, it’s now. No pos…

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"the people are so horrible and degraded"

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It is not our business to be against this, against that .. it is our business to be FOR KRSNA, and for Krsna means no meat, because Krsna doesn’t accept meat. But we are not singling out so many things, that we are against this, against that…No! Prab…

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The Domino effect

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That Golden Age that is meant to come, it will come through us. It’s not that we have to say: ‘Oh, when will the Golden Age come? Oh, when will it come?’ No, we ARE the Golden Age. It’s us and how fast it will come depends on how fast we will make it …

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Purity Is The Force And Not Intellectualism!

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The best is to simply glorify Krishna, that’s what Prabhupada did. He didn’t care about such things – where he was or who the audience was. He would just glorify Krishna and as it came, and that is the essence, because purity is the force and not…

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Whatever Krishna Desires

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In one of the first ‘Back To Godhead’ – on the front page there was a picture of a butcher, who was attacking a cow with an axe. Prabhupada said:“What is this?”“Well…it’s an article against meat eating”.So Prabhupada said:“We are no…

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Chant Sixty Four Rounds?

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When the PanchaTattva came into this world, they broke the lock on the storehouse of love of God – premānanda. They went inside – they drank to their full satisfaction and then they began to distribute that, but previously it remained locked! So, …

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Change is Now!

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Change is now! We must discipline ourselves, but it is difficult – so let us take shelter of devotional service, that is our hope! And we see that those devotees who are serious about taking on some service in Prabhupada’s movement, they become trans…

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Moment of Greatest Ecstasy

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Prabhupada had brought a few things from India. He had brought a trunk with Srimad Bhagavatam except he had it printed in India and he also brought some hand bills – leaflets that were handouts for the general public. It showed the picture of Prabhup…

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The Ocean of Transcendental Nectar!

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The greatest ecstasy of the whole thing is that we are going to flood Bengal in the transcendental mercy of Lord Caitanya, and they are all sunk in total ignorance. They are somehow or another are just living a miserly life by having a few little mate…

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Ashram

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Ashram is very secondary, ashram is simply a comfortable position from where we serve Krishna, ashram is never the goal. It is a platform from where we serve Krishna and it is nothing in itself. Ashram in itself is not successful; it is not how perfect…

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Knowing about Vedic knowledge ?

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Devotee: I was wondering how much should a devotee know about the Vedic culture?

Maharaja: Yeah, I think in the first instance, we should really learn what Srila Prabhupada gave in his books, and understand that the essence is all there, and study it…

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To Really Focus on Prabhupada’s Teachings

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Devotee: Maharaja, you were mentioning some points about how a devotee or country person should act, presuming he is a child or not. For instance, getting blessings from pre sectors. I was wondering of how much does a devotee know about the Vedic cultu…

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Projecting our desires to cover reality!

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When the mode of passion is afflicting us then the intelligence becomes distorted by our desires and we cover reality because we ‘wanted it to be so beautiful.’ Therefore Puranjan wanted Puranjani to be so extremely beautiful so he made her even mo…

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Thick Like Condensed Milk!

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Lord Caitanya is very merciful and when Gouranga came to my room – we were speaking about Lord Caitanya. We were discussing a verse where it is said: “That the pastimes of Lord Caitanya is thick just like condensed milk, and Krishna is like the co…

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A Logo for the Blog – What do you like?

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We have been looking and thinking about the design of a new logo for the new blog. And we still do not really know what we like to see there. So the best thing to do is ask you! Have you any ideas about a logo? Or can you give us an excellent idea or p…

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Mode of Ignorance – Faith

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Devotee: It is possible for a person who is in the mode of ignorance to have more faith than a person who is in the mode of goodness. Is it possible?Maharaja : Yes, because faith is not there in good behaviour but faith is there in Krishna and in the …

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Keep a safe distance from maya

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We are attracted to Maya but we also know that Maya is very dangerous. With Maya it’s not about our own strength. One may think: “Well I’m a devotee for quite some time. I know what I’m doing, I know my limits. You know what I mean, I know how…

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Austerity

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If we take austerity away from life then we become weak.In beginning of spiritual life some austerity is necessary.When one is completely Krsna consciousness it does not matter.Transcribed by Yamuna Devi Dasi(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Feb 2011, Prague)

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Hotel Krishnapolsky

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Like with Prabhupada – everywhere he is seeing Krishna. In Amsterdam – in Dam Square –There is a Hotel Krishnapolsky! It is called ‘Krasnapolsky’, but Prabhupada saw it and said,

“Hotel Krishnapolsky!”, and he said,

“I want to stay t…

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grab the most valuable thing

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Srila Bhaktisiddhanta ,He was doing a program quite close to the Ganga – and there was an earthquake on that particular day. This earthquake suddenly created a flash flood. From one moment to the next, the whole area become flooded by the water of …

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Holding anything back ?

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Krsna is quite demanding.He is merciful but demanding at same time. Sometimes Krsna does gives some extraordinary mercy just like that – but in the end He is demanding, because Krsna is not looking just what you do – sometimes it is said that Krsna i…