Monthly Archives: October, 2011

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To take on too much service!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2011) Run around for Krishna! Get really excited for Krishna about what we are having to do: “Oh, I have to do all these things! So…

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Spoiling the senses

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2011) By gradually being firm with the senses, they become weaker. Some people have spoilt senses which are just like spoilt children. Every time they cry,…

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The most important service!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011) The main thing in all our devotional service is the chanting of Hare Krishna. This is the most important devotional service of all!…

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Attracting the blessings of Krishna!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011) The mercy of Krishna comes through the spiritual master, and our service is offered through the spiritual master to Krishna. By serving our…

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Kurma’s kind mercy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011) If you want to be a good cook, then you have to be trained. You can ask Kurma! Every detail is strict when…

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Taking on personal responsibility

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011) In the gṛhastha-āśrama we cannot take full advantage of the temple – it’s not possible. Temple devotees they live in the temple and…

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The weekend is for Krishna!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011) The weekend is for Krishna. In the weekend we go to the temple as much as we can and partake in different things.…

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To see the good in devotees

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011) Srila Prabhupada said: “If we chant sixteen rounds, follow the four regulative principles and don’t offend any vaisnavas, then surely this process will…

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Refreshing our enthusiasm!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011) On just patience alone, how long can one function? We are not so strong in this age. In our determination, we do not…

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Morning is for auspiciousness

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011) If we read Lord Krishna’s daily activities in the Bhagavatam or the Krishna book (of when He was in Dwarika) then we would…

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Forgetting our identity

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011) We can also sometimes step out of the identity of being a devotee. Time is such a thing, we forget to chant our…

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Offering our whole existence

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011) On this day of initiation, we are making the ultimate offering. We are offering our whole existence, in every aspect; in every fibre…

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The body is a temple

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011) When we are marking the body with tilak in twelve different places, it is said that the meaning of the tilak is that…

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Krishna owns everything!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia,October 2011) Everything in this world belongs to Krishna, including our bodies, our children and all of our possessions. Therefore, everything is meant to be used…

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Being active

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…It was the marathon and there was one devotee, whose name was Purusottama, he was so fired up that he would start sleep walking and in his sleep he started…

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Stricter than strict

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Helsinki, Finland, 2011) Vedic culture is sometimes very rigid in following rules and regulations. Especially nowadays, they do not even know why. The main reason why many…

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Making a commitment

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Helsinki, Finland, 2011) A vaisnava must be honest even if that honesty is to his own disadvantage – he should not sacrifice it. He should publicly just…

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To avoid too much endeavour

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Helsinki, Finland, 2011) Srila Prabhupada said: “Krishna Consciousness means we should always be satisfied and happy – not that we try to do some impossible work, become…

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More Helsinki Lectures!

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Below is a link to the morning program given by Kadamba Kanana Swami earlier this year in Helsinki, Finland. Enjoy the nectar!! Helsinki – Morning Program

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Five more days in Melbourne

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Kadamba Kanana Maharaja continued his stay in Melbourne for another five days. After a day of rest on Monday (10 October) he attended a university program. Maharaja spoke on the…

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Allergic to religious words?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011) I was once at a program with all these western people, and Bhakti Charu Maharaja was leading the program in Amsterdam. At one…

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Krishna becomes one’s life and soul!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011) In the beginning I liked Krishna Consciousness. The deities were beautiful. The singing was very sacred – I liked it. Prashadam was attractive.…

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Urban Yogi’s are Jumping

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The whole building is jumping up and down in upsidedown Melbourne. The Urban Yogi club at 123 Swanston St. Melbourne, Wednesday October 12, 2011 was hosting a kirtan event with Kadamba…

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Blossoming our meditation on Krishna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011) When Krishna goes to the forest of Vrindavan, than all the trees begin to blossom. So the whole forest begins to blossom spontaneously.…

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Being pure in Vrindavan

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011) If one commits nonsense in Vrindavan, then the reactions are much stronger than anywhere else. So one must go to Vrindavan in a…

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A lecture at Crossways

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This lecture was held at a public program at ‘Crossways’, a restaurant in the inner city of Melbourne, Australia. It was given by HH Kadamba Kanana Swami on 12 October 2011. In…

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Making the movement grow!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Helsinki, Finland, 2011) Devotee: To have children is also a way of making the movement grow! Maharaja: You can see that the Muslims are doing well. They…

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Helsinki – Introductive Talk

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Below is a link to the Introductive talk given by Kadamba Kanana Swami earlier this year in Helsinki, Finland. Helsinki – Introductive Talk You can download the file to your…

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An initiation lecture in Melbourne

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This is an initiation lecture, given by HH Kadamba Kanana Swami on the 08 October 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. In the lecture Maharaja explains the importance of initiation and elaborates…

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Looking for strength

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Helsinki, Finland, 2011) A lot of fuss has been made about women wanting to be equal to men. But in most cases, the truth of the matter…

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The absolute truth

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Helsinki, Finland, 2011) I grew up in a family where the house was a big thing. My father always wanted a bigger house. We had nice house.…

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A visit to Melbourne

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After the initiation ceremony in Sydney on Thursday morning (6 October), Kadamba Kanana Maharaja flew to Melbourne, where a fully scheduled week of programs awaited him. Upon arrival, he attended…

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Engage our senses in practical services

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Helsinki, Finland, 2011) Srila Prabhupada told us to engage our senses in practical services – our senses in dealing with the material energy, because we are so…

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The vedic mantras

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Helsinki, 2011) It came to light that someone had listened to Prabhupada’s japa tape and raised the question to a sannyasi. He said: “It seems that sometimes…

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Becoming complete

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In spiritual life we go beyond ourselves and do things that we would have never done. The result is that, rather than suppressing our nature, in spiritual life we develop…

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Melbourne – October 2011

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Kadamba Kanana Maharaja is currently in Melbourne, Australia until October 16. Catch all the highlights and download daily classes here: http://www.iskcon.net.au/

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