Monthly Archives: June, 2011

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The Mercy of the Lord Part 2

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2005) The dust of Krishna’s Lotus Feet can also give devotional service. Somehow or other we must go after the dust on Krishna’s Lotus Feet! ‘So how…

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Four days in the Czech summercamp – part II

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On Saturday morning Kadamba Kanana Maharaja together with Dhanavir Maharaja, instead of the Bhagavatam class, gave initiation to several devotees. Maharaja initiated two Czech devotees with the new names Janame…

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Prabhupada Chanting In Tompkins Square Park

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Simhachalam, 2011) The tree in Tompkins square park that witnessed Prabhupada’s chanting…that tree became completely transformed – what did that tree possibly do, for how many lifetimes…

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The Mercy of the Lord Part 1

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2005) It is said that the worshiper is causing disturbance to the Lord. Prabhupada gives the example about the thief who is wearing his stripped t-shirt and…

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Struggling In Devotional Service

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Stockholm, June 2011) Devotee: Could you explain a little more about the differences between the struggles in the material and the struggles in the spiritual world? Swamiji:…

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The Perfect Destination

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Stockholm, June 2011) I sometimes refer to the temple as a station. The place where we board. The vehicle…the place where we board the vehicle that takes…

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Friendship is important Part 2

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Stockholm, June 2011) Prabhupada was careful to engage the gift in the service of Krsna, to respect the gift, and to respect the relationship. So (sanskrit)…

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Prabhupada and the Baby Blanket

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami) Prabhupada sometimes got gifts and didn’t know what to do with them. Like Upendra was a little eccentric and he brought Prabhupada his baby blanket . Don’t…

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A kirtana weekend in Slovenia

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The last four days, Maharaja had spent in Ljubljana, Slovenia. There a kirtana festival took place with famous singers and speakers, namely Jayadvaita Maharaja, Candramauli Maharaja, Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, Madhava…

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The Tongue is the Master

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Today at the Sunday feast in Ljubljana, Slovenia Jayadvaita Swami gave a wonderful class on the importance of our little tongue and our devotional life. For your pleasure you can…

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The Nature of Karma

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Stockholm, June 2011) In the past man was naturally religious, but in modern time we are so impressed by our own strength: “Oh, the things we can…

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Accelerating the Pace

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Stockholm, June 2011) Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur said that: “Krishna Consciousness means a total revolution!” And of course in that revolution, it can take place all at…

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The most amazing person

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Canberra, March 2011) When the Holy Name is being chanted, Krsna is at the same time giving darsana.  This is the secret of chanting – that simultaneously…

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Kirtan weekend in Ljubljana

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In the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, from the 17th till the 20th a wonderful kirtan festival is happening with special guests like Jayadvaita Swami, Kadamba Kanana Swami, Chandramauli swami, Madhava…

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Being Totally Fixed

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2005) The advanced stages of devotional service is when you are deeply attached to Krishna and then you develop all these great symptoms of ‘bhāva’. You do…

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A few days in Sweden

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The day after London Ratha Yatra, Maharaja flew to Stockholm, Sweden. It was Pani Hati Maha Mahotsava, and Maharaja gave the evening class describing the pastime which took place over…

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London Ratha Yatra

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The two hour procession of the London Ratha Yatra made its way from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square with hundreds of devotees pulling three chariots and chanting the Holy Names…

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Berlin and Leipzig

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Maharaja’s tour through Germany continued from Weimar to the small preaching temple in Leipzig. Here he stayed for approximately four days and apart from giving daily morning and evening classes,…

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The Revolving Door Dynamics

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2005) If you go by statistics, than enough people become involved in Krishna Consciousness – and so many thousands were, and where are they now! They came.…

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The principle of empowerment

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Amsterdam, 2010) Empowerment means that even when we can do something, we don’t… we let others do it so that in the course of doing it, they…

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The Spirit of Humility

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2005) When I first came to this movement, there was a black American devotee who was looking after me, and he was helping me in my spiritual…

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To Glorify Krishna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, March 2011) The best is to simply glorify Krsna and that’s what Prabhupada did. He didn’t care about such things like, where he was, or…

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Trust and acceptance

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Radhadesh, May 2011) Vaisnavas must develop relationships with one another of trust, of accepting each other.  Trust and acceptance – acceptance with our shortcomings, with our faults,…

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Touch the world

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Durban – South Africa, April 2011) We are not just a movement where all the energy goes into itself.  There is a danger that we become a…

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A trip through Germany

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From Heidelberg Maharaja went up north to Cologne, where he stayed for two days to attend the weekly Sunday program.After that he went east to Weimar to give a house…

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Heidelberg Ratha Yatra

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From Leicester Maharaja went to King’s Cross in London to take a train to Radadesh, Belgium. Those were sunny and relaxed days, perfect to prepare for the upcoming Ratha Yatra.…

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The Concept of the Spirit Soul

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2005) In the spiritual world, the body is made of pure consciousness – pure spirit – there is no difference between the self and the body. Here…

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No question of feeling separated

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Durban – South Africa, April 2011) How to become attracted to Krsna?  It comes naturally if we start to serve.  And serving means giving – giving ourselves,…

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No more darkness

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Durban – South Africa, April 2011) The more we are chanting the maha-mantra, the more we are becoming freed from the sinfulness of Kali, and that is…

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To Always Glorify Krishna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, March 2011) In one of the first ‘Back To Godhead’ – on the front page there was a picture of a butcher, who was attacking a…

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This World is a Fools Paradise!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2005) It’s difficult to think that this world is paradise. Even on LSD the world was a paradise – for a while and then it went the…

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Childish Innocence

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2005) I was reading some book about a psychologist who had interviewed some children. He was interviewing these different children, and some of them were 4 years…

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Slideshow Vyasapuja Festival Melbourne

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Here is a nice slideshow with a small vyasapuja celebration from the devotees in Melbourne. If you cannot see the slideshow below then visit Flickr  http://www.flickr.com/photos/gunamaninitai/sets/72157626791788322/show/

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Who is Rupa-manjari?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2005) It is said that Srila Rupa Goswami was none other than Rupa-manjari. ‘Rupa-manjari….Who is Rupa-manjari?’ Rupa-manjari is the intimate servant of Lalita Devi …’Who is Lalita…

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A taste of where we could be

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Durban – South Africa, April 2011) To not be concerned with one’s position, to give up all designations, not to consider: ‘I am this, I am that! …

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In Glorification of a Vaisnava

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Transcribed by Kasturi Manjari  A Vaisnava is always preaching the glories of Krishna and other vaisnavas are always glorifying those vaisnavas who preach boldy. I have created this  powerpoint slideshow…

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To Burn like Fire

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(Kadamba Kanada Swami, 2001) Prabhupada said: “Lord Krishna is acyuta – he is infallible. Acyuta – being infallible he will never fall down!” But the living entity is potentially a…