Monthly Archives: April, 2012

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The desire to be initiated

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Soweto South Africa, 15h April 2012) Lecture: CC Talk How would a devotee know if he/she is ready for initiation? If you want to take initiation…

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The soul cannot be slained

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Lenasia South Africa, 15h April 2012) Lecture: BG 6.30 As soon as it gets a little difficult we forget the bigger picture. The bigger picture of…

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Fake it until you make it!

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Durban South Africa, 4th April 2012) Lecture: Cc Madhya-lila 12-133 Fake it until you make it. So in sādhana-bhakti (devotional service in practise) we are trying…

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To perceive that presence

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Durban South Africa, 4th April 2012) Lecture: Cc Madhya-lila 12-133 Madhumangal had a dream a few days ago about Lord Jagannath. Lord Jagannath wanted to go…

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Five days in Switzerland

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Kadamba Kanana Maharaja returned to Europe on Friday (20 April). His first stop was at Munich temple where he spoke at an evening program. Unfortunately, there are no pictures available…

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Lectures and Kirtanas in South Africa

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Here is a variety of recordings of HH Kadamba Kanana Swami from his recent visit to South Africa (04 – 18 April). Included are Caitanya Caritamrita classes (Durban and Pretoria),…

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How to please the spiritual master

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Durban South Africa, 4th April 2012) Lecture: Cc Madhya-lila 12-133 In the presence of the spiritual master we feel inspired, and in the absence of the…

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Capturing the devotional sentiments

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Durban South Africa, 4th April 2012) Lecture: Cc Madhya-lila 12-133 Srila Prabhupada describes how in his youth he was part of a drama performance. He describes…

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For the pleasure of Krishna!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Durban South Africa, 4th April 2012) Lecture: Cc Madhya-lila 12-133 The more we are trying to make offerings for the pleasure of Krishna then the more the…

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The pacified mind

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Durban South Africa, 4th April 2012) Lecture: Cc Madhya-lila 12-133 It is said that just as the heart is clean the mind is also clean. All the…

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Overcoming guilt

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(Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, 13 April 2012, Ladysmith, SA) In all spiritual traditions, including our own, guilt is something we have to look at. Devotees are failing actually, to be…

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One verse and purport a day

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 April 2012, Ladysmith, SA) Life is very short and if somehow or other we can spend time with the words of Lord Krsna, then it would…

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He knows the thought of every creature

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31st March 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) Lecture: SB 7.15.26 The Supreme Lord is omniscient. He is present everywhere. He knows everything. The Supreme Lord…

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A few more days in South Africa

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Written by Ragalekha dd After the Ratha Yatra festival in Durban, Maharaj stayed on for five days. During that time there was a lot of activity. On Thursday (12 April),…

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Everything belongs to Krishna

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011) (Transcribed by Smita Krishna Devi Dasi) At the time of initiation, we are receiving diksa or transcendental knowledge. Such transcendental knowledge means…

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Happiness in suffering?

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(Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, 7 April 2012, Durban, SA) When Krsna gives us austerity by taking things away, it is Krsna’s arrangement to make us stronger. So Krsna tests us to…

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Are you coming ?….. Queensday !

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Join us in the biggest mega huge Harinam in Europe happening at the Queensday in Amsterdam.  Last year our group was 300 people strong, so we made quite the impression in…

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Krishna’s Personal Form part 2

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30th March 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) Lecture: SB 7.15.25 Devotee: Is it bonifide to say that the pictures which they see of Krishna aren’t…

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Krishna’s Personal Form part 1

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30th March 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) Lecture: SB 7.15.25 Devotee: Sometimes what I find when I’m speaking to people about the Hare Krishna movement…

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Just remember…Krsna!

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A lecture given by His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, 13 March 2012 in NoveSady   Jaya Jaya Sri Caitanya Jaya Nityananda Jaya Advaitacandra  Jaya Gaura bhakta vrnda krsna-varnam tvisakrsnam sangopangastra-parsadam yajnaih sankirtana-prayair yajanti hi su-medhasah   The hidden avatar This…

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Prabhupada didn’t care

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30th March 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) Lecture: SB 7.15.25 Prabhupada was a communications nightmare and he would say things that you are not suppose…

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Fanning the spark

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30th March 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) Lecture: SB 7.15.25 One has to maybe find that little bit of interest in a person. Srila Prabhupada…

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It’s not so bad after all!

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30th March 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) Lecture: SB 7.15.25 I have a story about the Harinama party, which we started in Amsterdam. It was…

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To reach the visuddha-sattva stage

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30th March 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) Lecture: SB 7.15.25 The lower modes of material nature are particularly entangling us, more and more in the…

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The one thing that stays

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 March 2012, New York) Everything is bound by time, but the maha mantra is eternal. So many things change in our life and it’s just amazing…

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Vyasapuja & Queensday Registration

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It is almost 29 april and Queensday. Get ready for the Vyasapuja and the biggest Harinam in Europe.  If you want to come to Radhadesh and celebrate the Vyasapuja and…

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Durban Ratha Yatra

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Written by Ragalekha dd From Cape Town, Maharaja headed off to Durban to participate in the famous annual Ratha Yatra festival. This event is truly in a class of…

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Who will take the greatest mercy?

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28th March 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) Lecture: CC-Adi 11.3 When one turns to superior authority, then one must be willing to take direction and…

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Sadhana Retreat 8-11 june 2012 – Germany

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Wir möchten mit Euch wieder in der Hohburger Schweiz zu einem Sadhana-Retreat zusammenkommen. Lasst uns dort gemeinsam versuchen, unsere spirituelle Praxis zu vertiefen. H. H. Kadamba Kanana Swami wird uns…

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To do some special service!

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27th March 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) Lecture: B.G. 2.17 We really must do something on these special days. It’s not that the vaisnava calendar…

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Stop playing and start serving!

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27th March 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) Lecture: B.G. 2.17 Yesterday I was reading all kinds of quotes of different personalities. One poet said: ‘As…

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Moments of inspiration part 3

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27th March 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) Lecture: B.G. 2.17 Of course, there are some days where you wished that you had never gotten up,…

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Moments of inspiration part 2

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27th March 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) Lecture: B.G. 2.17 Sometimes I make the point that before losing material desires one must lose faith in…

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Moments of inspiration part 1

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27th March 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) Lecture: B.G. 2.17 Sanatana Goswami was simply always glorifying Krishna, hearing about Krishna and remembering Krishna. His last…

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The power of the human being

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, Prague, Czech Republic, 18th March 2012) Lecture: BG 18.64 Yogis can do amazing things! There is a stage where the in-going breath and the out-going…

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Don’t worry, He’s our Friend!

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, Prague, Czech Republic, 18th March 2012) Lecture: BG 18.64 Not only is Krishna in control of everything, He is also our Friend, and therefore it…

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Back in South Africa

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Back in South Africa, Kadamba Kanana Maharaja’s first stop was in Newcastle, to attend the annual Ratha Yatra festival. He arrived in Newcastle on Thursday, 22 March. Maharaja started off…

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Lectures in Cape Town

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Here are the lectures given by HH Kadamba Kanana Swami from the 27 March – 01 April 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. Included are all the classes, which were…

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Together we are strong!

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, Prague, Czech Republic, 18th March 2012) Lecture: SB.4.9.8 Even now there maybe some influence of Kali that is upon us, but we carefully stay in…

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Piety can save the day

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, Prague, Czech Republic, 18th March 2012) Lecture: SB.4.9.8 So piety can save the day. Piety means just the small little things – to always be…

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Looking for some justification

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, Prague, Czech Republic, 18th March 2012) Lecture: SB.4.9.8 Everyone is looking for some justification to do what he wants to do. For example, what if…

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How to go back to Godhead in this life

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, Prague, Czech Republic, 18th March 2012) Lecture: SB.4.9.8 In the present time one could think that: ‘This Vedic traditional knowledge has now come to the…

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The nature of illusion

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, Prague, Czech Republic, 18th March 2012) Lecture: SB.4.9.8 The nature of illusion is that one tends to think that he’s not in illusion – that…

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The path of auspicious destination

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, Prague, Czech Republic, 18th March 2012) Lecture: SB.4.9.8 By acting in and voluntarily accepting the restrictions of dharma we become gradually lifted to the transcendental…

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