Yearly Archives: 2012

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The purpose of life

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 December 2012, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 12.6.40) For a devotee who is always glorifying Krsna, death is not a problem. I was hearing how Prabhupada…

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Motherly tendencies

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.28.55) Devotee: Your explanation implies that every woman wants to be a mother? I think deep down within every woman, there is a motherly…

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A lesson on life

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2 June 2012, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.13.5) Worms are eating your insides, right now! You feel the pains here and there. Worms are eating your liver. Worms are eating your…

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Cape Town – Part I

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Could it be Maharaja’s love for the devotees in Cape Town or perhaps the enthusiasm with which the devotees receive him here that since his arrival, he has temporarily suspended…

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Krishna prema

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Trascribed by Nama-rupa dd (HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 September 2012, Durban, South Africa) When Krishna places His lotus feet in the river Yamuna, the water plants in the Yamuna…

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Material weight

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 October 2012, Melbourne, Australia, Lecture at Bhakti Bhavana) When we are walking, we put weight from one leg onto the other leg. First it is on…

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During the night of Brahma

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 May 2012, Melbourne, Australia, Seminar: Mahajanas part 2) Question: At the time of annihilation, in the night of Brahma, at that time we do not have a…

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A gentle reminder

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, 16 December 2012, Phoenix, South Africa)   Life after life, we live in forgetfulness of the bigger picture. Instead of (becoming) mahatma or great minded souls, we…

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Srimad Bhagavatam class, 20 December

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 December 2012, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 12.6.40) To the delight of the devotees, Maharaja gave this morning’s class at Sri Sri Radhanatha Temple. It focused…

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Community building

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 January 2012, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.18.9) There was a temple that I visited in my travels in the last year and for quite a number…

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Past life activities

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2 June 2012, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.13.5) In response to a question that was inaudible in the recording Let me just explain that it is good karma to…

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It happened while on a train…

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27 September 2009, Cape Town, South Africa, Bhagavad-gita 2.11) In this life, we are trying to enjoy as much as we can and at the same time, we are trying…

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Caught in two worlds

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 October, Sydney, Australia, Bhagavad-gita class) Question: Lot of the time, you speak about having taste in spiritual life. I have read that taste can be developed…

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Great devotees

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 May 2012, Melbourne, Australia, Seminar: Mahajanas – part 2) Question: We know that when Caitanya Mahaprabhu appears in this world, he comes with all his personal…

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The latest news from Durban

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The days in Durban are relaxed and focused on recuperation. When the sun is high, Maharaja sneaks out for a brisk japa walk around the temple moat but otherwise he…

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Chanting in between words

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21st November 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) We hear about some of the acaryas and what amazing personalities there were. For years, we heard about Srila Prabhupada’s god-brother, Akincana…

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On blindly following tradition

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 September 2012, Pretoria, South Africa, Initiation lecture) There is a story which I like to tell. It is about a marriage ceremony and during the marriage…

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The ‘maha-mafia’ strikes again!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21st November 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) Many times I have been in these festivals where there were big arrangements – offerings to the deities with many tables…

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21st November 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) In Vrndavan, there were devotees who were doing dandavat parikrama of Govardhan. I didn’t even walk around it this year, I…

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An allegory

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 16 February 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavadam 7.4.12) We are bound up in so much karma and we drag it with us. One cannot just…

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A happy philosophy!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 October 2012, Melbourne, Australia) Michael Jackson was made of plastic! He was not real; he tried to look young by many operations. When you get old,…

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“Shower me with your mercy!”

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21st November 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) There is a kund, a very nice one with stone steps and so on. That kund is dedicated to surrender.…

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Competition with God!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 October 2012, Melbourne, Australia) Commonly in most traditions, God is accepted as all powerful, all knowing, timeless, ageless, beyond matter and not affected by it –…

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A simple sign of life

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By Kadamba Kanana Swami  Ayurveda There’s not much going on externally. It’s a health retreat. Confined by bodily limitations. So there are no travels, no programs but rest, some exercise,…

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From moment to moment

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21st November 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) Spiritual life is interesting because we are meant to surrender and come to a point where we commit for a…

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Remembering Krsna – part 2

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21st November 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) Vrndavan is not at all an ordinary place. In Vrndavan, everything is intensified. In Vrndavan, Krsna is more present than…

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Remembering Krsna – part 1

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21st November 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) I have very little capacity when it comes to sādhana-bhakti or devotional service in practice. My capacity is not very great. That…

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BBT Africa Annual Report 2012

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The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust Africa is responsible for everything related to the publication and distribution of Srila Prabhupada books in the the huge African continent. And the BBT has published…

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Surrendering to his desires!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21st November 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) A few days ago, we observed Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance day. I was in Chowpatty that night, on my way to South…

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Levels of realization

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 October 2012, Bhagavad-gita class, Sydney, Australia) Well, you know that we are not supposed to hear from anyone but the followers of Srila Prabhupada. And amongst…

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Who do you trust?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15th April 2012, Lenasia, South Africa, Lecture: BG 6.30)   In the Rigveda it is mentioned: ‘Let the entire world look upon me with loving eyes and let me…

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From India to South Africa

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Kadamba Kanana Swami arrived in South Africa on Tuesday (20 November) together with Sri Giriraja. He spent three days in Cape Town which was more of a transit stay-over as…

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Vrndavana Report – part III

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By Rukmini devi dasi Entering the circle of initiation On Sunday, 4 November, an initiation ceremony was held in Srila Prabhupada’s samadhi which is situated right next to the Krsna-Balarama…

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A divine incarnation

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 16th May 2012, Melbourne, Australia) In the Vedic times, the universe also had periods like seasons that are rotating. Each of these universal seasons lasts from 400,000 to a…

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Going against the tide

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 October 2012, Bhagavad-gita class, Sydney, Australia) Krsna consciousness is not a process where the reward comes at the end only. There is a reward that will…

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To give faith to devotees

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14th September 2012, Lecture: CC Madhya-Lila 13.1-8, Pretoria, South Africa) It’s not difficult for Krsna to kill demons, that’s obvious. He is all powerful so he can do…

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Staying connected

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Czech Republic, 21st June 2012) Some things have not changed. Krsna hasn’t changed! Prabhupada hasn’t changed! Devotional service hasn’t changed! Like that, we can still connect again…

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Truly famous

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 October 2012, Bhagavad-gita class, Sydney, Australia) One of the opulences of Krsna is that he has all fame. In the nectar of devotion, Srila Prabhupada explains…

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The same mercy is here now

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Czech Republic, 21st June 2012) Hayagriva went to see Prabhupada. He was sitting with Prabhupada for a long time and he said: [quote]You know, it’s just like…

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Vrndavana Report – part II

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Happy days in the Holy Dhama Occasion: Govardhana Puja Date: 14 November 2012 Author: Rukmini Devi Dasi Early mornings in Vrndavana are designer-made for richly relishing the holy name. At…

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Vrndavana Report – part I

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Lessons from the parikrama path Occasion: Pilgrimage to Ucha Goan Date: Thursday, 8 November 2012 Author: Rukmini Devi Dasi Unto those who will kick off their shoes and follow the…

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Living with Vows – Sydney 2012

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The weekend of 29-30 September, Kadamba Kanana Swami visited Sydney to participate in the Annual Bhakti Retreat with the illustrious title “Living with Vows”.  After the last 2 years of successful…

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Darshan on transit in Mumbai

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(Latest Report by Kadamba Kanana Swami – 17 November 2012, Mumbai, India) Govinda, who gives pleasure to the cows and senses, has His silver cows. The Bhagavatam describes that the…

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