Monthly Archives: December, 2011

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Honour, friendship and mercy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 4 Sanatana Goswami was meeting all the vaisnavas with Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu for the first time. He had met Mahaprabhu…

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From light to darkness

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(Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, 29 December 2011, Munich, Germany)We are coming from South Africa- from summer into winter. I’m not sure what is worse- the cold or the darkness! It’s so…

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European kirtana fever hits SA

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Written by Ragalekha dd Harinama – A powerful preaching tool in South Africa In order to promote the December book marathon in South Africa, HH Kadamba Kanana Swami invited 3…

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We all fly our own plane

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(Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, 28 Dec 2011, Pretoria, SA) One can think about a 100 problems in life which make it very difficult for us to practice this Krsna consciousness. Everyone can…

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It’s about the viraha-bhāva

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 4 Snana-yatra is described in the other biographies………..which says: “The queens used to sit on the roof, right opposite of…

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It’s up to us

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(Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, 28 December 2011, Pretoria, SA) We are incredibly close to the time of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and the whole world is touched by the mercy of Caitanya…

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The story of Sākṣi-gopāla

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 4 The story of Sākṣi-gopāla. It’s an ancient story about a deity in Vrindavan who was acting as a witness…

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Srimad Bhagavatam classes in Cape Town

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Here are five classes on the Srimad Bhagavatam (7.13.46 – 7.14.5), given by His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami from the 19-23 December 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa. These verses…

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Anchoring our vows

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(Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, Dec 2011, Cape Town, SA) We have to build a very solid spiritual life. Vows don’t stand by themselves. Just like a pole put in the sand…

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God is cheating God?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 4 There were a few boys who were herding the cows, and when Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu saw them, He called…

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The power of bhakti

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(Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, Dec 2011, Cape Town, SA) Karma can never overcome bhakti. There is no question that karma, at any point, can overcome bhakti. Bhakti is always more powerful…

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The Śikṣāṣṭakam

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Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 4 It was Caitanya Mahaprabhu who did not write any books, but He left these eight verses. These eight verses…

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Outlining our identity

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 4 I think that the Caitanya-caritamrta in many ways provides us with our identity, because it outlines what we are…

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In deep meditation

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 3 The Lord was seeing how Rupa and Sanatana were devotees. He knew very well that they were living in…

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The Ethics of the Bhagavat Philosophy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 3 We see that Prabhupada was not like a parrot! As the essay from Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur ‘The Ethics of…

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The Cape of Good Hope

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Written by Ragalekha dd Maharaja’s South African tour continued with a week-long visit to Cape Town (18-25 December). At the Sunday Feast lecture he spoke on Bhagavad-Gita (1.1). Apart from…

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Deep hope

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 3 Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami says: “What is the use of an arrow or poetry if it doesn’t penetrate the heart…

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When the saints go marching in

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A lecture given by HH Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, 21 December 2011, Cape Town, South Africa We’re reading from Srimad Bhagavatam, 7th Canto, Chapter 14, “The ideal family life,” text number 2: sri-narada uvaca grhesv avasthito rajan kriyah kurvan yathocitah vasudevarpanam…

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All fired up – Part 2

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 2 In the ecstatic side of Khetari, it is said that Srila Narottama Das Thakur had started this new style…

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All fired up – Part 1

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 2 So the Khetari festival (besides it being a transcendental experience) had established Gaudiya Vaisnavism clearly in Bengal. Before that,…

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Our shelter

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(Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, 21 December 2011, Cape Town, SA) Sometimes I come on this point of taking shelter and how no one on his own is spiritually strong. It’s just…

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Srimati Yamuna devi dasi had left this world

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I heard the news last night just before taking rest that Yamuna has left this world. I dreamt about it and woke up with it. She was one of Srila Prabhupada’s most intimate and early disciples, an example of total…

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If we are not serving the Lord

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 2 “Anything religious, or irreligious, which is not pure devotional service to the Supreme Lord is sinful!” As stated by…

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The bodily concept of life

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 2 In the New Yorker cartoon magazine, there is a really good cartoon, which was on the cover of the…

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Surcharging the world with happiness

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 2 The appearance of Sri Krishna Caitanya Prabhu Nityananda had surcharged the world with happiness! As the sun and moon…

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No mistake!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, December 2011, Durban, South Africa) Srimad Bhagavatam 11.22.5 There was an interesting reference in Bhurijana’s biography on Srila Prabhupada. There is a morning walk on the beach…

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The highest quality of mercy!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta It is interesting how one Personality of Godhead is worshiping another Personality of Godhead to appear. For an outsider, it is…

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Various programs around Durban

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Kadamba Kanana Maharaja spent the last week doing various programs around Durban. On Tuesday evening he went to the nama-hatta in Umlazi, an African township in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The program…

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My meditation

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta I must say in Vrindavan, the presence of Krishna was strongly felt, but even more stronger was the presence of Srila…

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It starts with attraction…

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(Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, 10 December 2011, Drakensburg, SA) Krsna consciousness is not just something that happens over night, it’s not just something that you do all at once but it’s…

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Revealing something extraordinary!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Lord Caitanya with everyone was revealing something extraordinary! For example, with Haridasa he said: “Do you remember Haridasa when they were…

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Srimad Bhagavatam classes in Durban

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Here are links to morning classes on the Srimad Bhagavatam 11.22.5 and 11.22.6, given by HH Kadamba Kanana Swami on the 7 and 8 December 2011 in Durban, South Africa.…

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Mahamantra in the mountains

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After the Ratha Yatra in Lenasia, Johannesburg Maharaja travelled to Durban. Finally, he was able to get back to his normal routine after a taxing tour of Bangladesh and India.…

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Cooked on all sides

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A lecture given by H.H Kadamba Kanana Maharaja on 2nd December 2011, in Pretoria, South Africa jaya jaya sri-caitanya jaya nityananda jayadvaita-candra jaya gaura-bhakta-vrnda  We’re reading from Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, Adi lila, chapter 8, entitled, “The author receives the order…

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Subtle contamination – part 2

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami Govinda Valley, Australia, 2011) Lecture – S.B.3.25.27 I was at the temple in France, where they had a TV with a video player but no antennae. I…

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Subtle contamination – part 1

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami Govinda Valley, Australia, 2011) Lecture – S.B.3.25.27 You can just see how we have formed habits. It is not on the TV these days but rather the…

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We have to be sober!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami Govinda Valley, Austrailia, 2011) Lecture – S.B.3.25.27 We have get sober. It’s just like driving on the highway, and the music is playing…nice and gentle music and…

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The vigilant eye of the vaisnavas

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami Govinda Valley, Austrailia, 2011) Lecture – S.B.3.25.27 When a community makes a commitment, that’s when the community can support each other in that way, and that is…

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Independent of Krishna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami Govinda Valley, Australia, 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritāmṛta Srila Prahbupada explains that actually it’s not the desire of Krishna, that this world was created. Krishna doesn’t want to…

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The complete process

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami Govinda Valley, Austrailia, 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritāmṛta When I was in Amsterdam in the early seventies, I saw the Hare Krishnas. I saw them for the first…

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B.G. – Lecture from Berlin

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Dear Devotees, Below is a link for you to download the lecture given by Kadamba Kanana Swami, in Brlin, Germany earlier this year. The lecture was based from the Bhagavad…

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Faith Retreat – video

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By Matsya das Kadamba Kanana Swami held a 2 day retreat in Govinda Valley, Australia at the very beginning of October 2011. We have submitted an essay about that earlier…

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