Monthly Archives: September, 2011

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No rights… no claim

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Kadamba Kanana Swami, New Ekacakra, Slovakia, 2011) You know how it is when a lady gets married. Before the marriage everything is romantic, and then there is the marriage. Once…

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To be in the mood of the Gosvamis

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, New Ekacakra, Slovakia, 2011) Srila Prabhupada was speaking about the Krsna-Balarama Mandir. He explained: “I want twenty five Gosvamis to stay here in this Krsna- Balarama Mandir!…

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Deeply absorbed

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, New Ekacakra, Slovakia, 2011) All these acaryas, wrote commentaries about so many scriptures, and if you look at these commentaries, you can see that they studied every…

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Different waves in Cape Town (21-28 Sept)

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By: HH Kadamba Kanana Swami Waves of affection, waves of the Indian Ocean and waves of material existence but best of all waves of spiritual ecstasy… Straight out of back-to-back Ratha Yatras, we journeyed by Gautrain and a two-hour flight,…

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To teach whoever you meet

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, New Ekacakra, Slovakia, 2011) Lord Caitanya makes it especially easy, because He ordered every living being within the universe to take responsibility for distributing the fruits from…

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This is the Aim of Life Part 3

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, New Ekacakra, Slovakia, 2011) We catch ourselves in all these weaknesses, but anyway, we just somehow or other at least do the minimum. The minimum must be…

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Different waves in Cape Town (slide show)

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Here is the fitting slide show to Kadamba Kanana Maharaja’s article ‘Different waves in Cape Town’ If you cannot view the slideshow, please visit flickr! http://www.flickr.com/photos/54650415@N07/sets/72157627647167695/show/

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Full of Surprise

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Dusseldorf, Germany, September 2011) So the material world is like that. The material world is based on fear. We rather have everything grey so that no strange…

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Annual Bhakti Retreat Update

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The eagerly awaited Annual Bhakti Retreat with  Kadamba Kanana Swami in Sydney is now only a few days away. Sydney is blessed by the gracious presence of Sri Sri Radha Gopinath.…

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Our saving grace

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Ljubljana 2011) Transcribed by Matsya das This process of constantly glorifying the Supreme Lord is the process that can safeguard the weak living entity. We are constitutionally…

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Varnashrama and devotional service

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Ljubljana 2011)  Transcribed by Matsya das The culture of varna and ashrama is the basis for spiritual life. Without varnashrama it is not easy to practice spiritual…

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Biggest problem is time

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Srila Prabhupada says “to give-up this fruit of desire is only possible for a devotee who has love for Krsna”. Love for Krsna is not so difficult to attain. Of…

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This is the Aim of life Part 2

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, New Ekacakra, Slovakia, 2011) We must look for purification, and try to bring more Krishna in our life! Still it is described that when Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati…

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This is the Aim of Life Part 1

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, New Ekacakra, Slovakia, 2011) The Astanga yoga process is particularly meant to control the senses and fix the mind, but then if one doesn’t fix the mind…

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Mantra meditation

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Martin, Slovakia, 2011) Gandhi once made an interesting statement. He said: “The world is big enough for every man’s need, but not big enough for every man’s…

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To work for the benefit of others

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Martin, Slovakia, 2011) The whole world has a spiritual tradition. Just see everywhere in every country, there are temples mosques, churches and all kinds of religious things.…

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To rise above the mind!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Martin, Slovakia, 2011) Everyday we ask people: “How are you? Are you all right?” We constantly have to ask, because the mind is just like the weather…

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Transcedental addiction

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Modra, Slovakia, 2011) All the temporary relationships in this world will oneday break our heart, but spiritual things are not like that – they are eternal. The…

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To do our best!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Modra, Slovakia, 2011) Once we begin our devotional service then we want to do something more. It’s very nice, since you do the best you can for…

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Soweto Ratha Yatra

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The day after Pretoria Ratha Yatra, Lord Jagannatha decided to bless the citizens of Soweto, a less affluent region of Johannesburg inhabited by African people. Its name is an English…

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Pretoria Ratha Yatra

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Maharaja’s stay in Durban continued with a function on the South Coast of Kwa-zulu Natal that was hosted by HG Haridev. It was held in a rented hall and well…

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The experience of Krishna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Modra, Slovakia, 2011) I saw a cartoon the other day of a man dressed in a some sort of a dress similar to mine. He was in…

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Krishna is only visible to devotees

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Modra, Slovakia, 2011) People used to think that God lived somewhere on the clouds, and there on the clouds there would be heaven and angels and all…

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The modern man Part 2

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami,Modra, Slovakia, 2011) I was reading the Sushruta Samhita which is a book about ayruveda which said: “A thousand years ago, when there was a fracture, then they…

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The modern man Part 1

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Modra, Slovakia, 2011) Mankind is so proud of his knowledge, and especially in modern times, because modern man is sort of looking back at history with a…

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The beauty of Krishna Consciousness

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2004) You see a beautiful flower and in Krishna Consciousness this is not a problem, because we can fully appreciate it: “Look at the beauty of this…

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Changing the world!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2004) Five hundred million of Prabhupada’s books have been distributed now. They are already changing the world! Sometimes you see these things like the Microsoft clip of…

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Mentally contaminated

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Finland, 2011) So there is such a thing as mentally contaminated. For example it says: “One cannot drink water from the bathroom”. You cannot do that, but…

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Dhotis and saris are the best!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Finland, 2011) Each set of clothes brings with it a certain mood and a certain mentality. I was in Bengal on a train, and I was wearing…

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Being lifted up

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(Kadamba Kanna Swami, Finland, 2011) Kirtan is very important. Without kirtan it is not really possible to become lifted up! Because kirtan is such that it just lifts us above…

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Something far out and amazing!

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(Kadamba Kanna Swami, Finland, 2011) Prabhupda wanted a sankirtan party that would go around the world and would just perform harinama everywhere. That didn’t really happen although they performed a…

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The dictates of the body

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Finland, 2011) We should understand that we are all caught here in our material bodies, and that the material bodies are dictating so many desires to us,…

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Prabhupada’s society

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Finland, 2011) Srila Prabhupada had created quite an elaborate support structure. He created a network of temples around the world! In 1966 he created the International Society…

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Four days in Durban

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Kadamba Kanana Maharaja left Munich on Monday noon to fly off to Johannesburg via England. Arriving there the next morning, he immediately flew to Durban, where he was to stay…

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A few more days in Germany

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Before his big trip to South Africa, Australia and India, Kadamba Kanana Maharaja spent a few more days in Munich, from where he eventually also flew off to Johannesburg. In…

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Woodstock

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Finland, 2011) I went to Woodstock, and there in amidst of four thousand hippies who were all there, I saw all kinds of people. They had a…

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Spontaneous devotional service Part 2

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(Kadamba Kanna Swami, Finland, 2011) Such spontaneous devotional service can manifest in all kinds of ways: We had a Catholic priest who was visiting our temple. Suddenly somebody walked by…

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Spontaneous devotional service Part 1

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(Kadamba Kanna Swami, Finland, 2011) This is our movement – the movement of chanting and dancing, which brings us to the spontaneous platform, where we go beyond reason…… beyond where…

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The eternal spiritual benefit

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Finland, 2011) In the material world (if some of you may remember), you go to the material party and it’s a big thing. Then the morning after,…

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The holy tulsi leaf

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Finland, 2011) I was reading in ‘The Padma Purana’, that: “All the holy places of the universe are in one tulsi leaf!” And we just think about…

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Three New Brahmacaris

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Recently I gave saffron cloth to three devotees Markandeya, Jananivasa(kks) and Nityananda. A brahmacari should live under the care of the guru, he should not have a private situation. Brahmacari gurukule vasan danta guror hitam. He should study the scriptures,…

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