Monthly Archives: August, 2012

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The prayer of the pure devotee

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, 10 August 2012, Ljubljana, SB 1.8.21) If we fall short in our dedication to Krsna, then we know that if we take shelter of the pure…

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At the helm in Amsterdam

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Apart from his participation in the Ratha Yatra held in Hamburg, Kadamba Kanana Maharaja spent the last two weeks in Amsterdam. While here, he attended the Amsterdam chariot festival and…

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How can we be humble?

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 July 2012, Serbia Summer Camp, CC. Antya Lila 1.101) Devotees took so many risks, and all these risks that devotees took are what made this…

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The full package of shelter

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Cape Town, 28th June 2012) Lecture: Bg 3.10 In the beginning, I was reading the Bhagavad-Gita and thinking that it was a deep book full of…

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Taking shelter

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, June 2012, Cape Town)  If we don’t take shelter of the Bhagavad-gita then that is a risky business because we need these instructions to remain in…

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Ever wondered about your past life

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Cape Town, 28 June 2012, Bhagavad-gita 3.10) We should not only look at ourselves from this life but we should look at ourselves from a continuation…

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Hamburg Ratha Yatra 2012

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Kadamba Kanana Maharaja interrupted his stay in Amsterdam for a day, just to fly to Hamburg, Germany for the second Ratha Yatra ever held there. The departure of the chariot…

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Classes in Amsterdam (August 2012)

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Please find below, classes on the Srimad Bhagavatam (SB. 4.29.55-56), given by HH Kadamba Kanana Swami during his stay in Amsterdam (22-24 August 2012). To download the classes, just right-click…

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“A vaisnavi is not a woman”

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23rd August 2012, Amsterdam, Lecture: SB 4.29.55) Sometimes in Srila Prabhupada’s purports you will find: The whole world is in the clutches of maya and is…

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Natural austerity

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, Cape Town, 26th June 2012, Lecture: BG 7.22) We are trying to be good devotees… we are serious about our spiritual life… it’s not only pracara…

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Satisfying everybody through Krishna

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, Cape Town, 26th June 2012, Lecture: BG 7.22) The only way to satisfy everybody is by satisfying Krishna… we mean in the ultimate, even fathers will…

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Hare Krsnas partying in Amsterdam

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From Spain, HH Kadamba Kanana Maharaja travelled a 14-hour journey to Amsterdam, on Friday (18 August). The main purpose of the visit was to participate in the annual Ratha Yatra…

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Dancing in ecstasy

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Fruska Gouranga, Serbian Camp, July 2012) Final words at 12 hour Kirtan day Srivas Thakur would lock the doors of his house. The kirtan would take…

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Just Chant Hare Krsna

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A lecture given by His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, 13 August 2012 in New Vraja Mandala, Spain We are reading from the Srimad Bhagavatam, 6th Canto chapter 3 entitled, ‘Yamaraja instructs…

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Amsterdam is Getting Orange Again.

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Amsterdam turned orange again after the wonderful Queensday harinam in April this year. But this time the visitors of Amsterdam could enjoy the names of Krishna as sung by 200+…

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Self-centered

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Radhadesh, Belguim, July 2012, SB 5.14.19) It is interesting that when someone is not smiling at us, we immediately think: Oh, this person does not like me.…

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Success and satisfaction

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Radhadesh, July 2012) Lecture: SB 5.14.19 We have the desire to be completely successful in our life. But, one who is successful in life, is a…

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Kirtanas and Lectures in Spain

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Please find below, classes and kirtanas by HH Kadamba Kanana Maharaja during his recent stay in New Vraja Mandala, Spain. There are two Bhagavatam classes (SB 6.2.7 and SB 6.3.31) as…

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Taste or no taste!

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Radhadesh, Belguim, July 2012) One devotee told me: ‘I’m not chanting anymore because I don’t have the taste.’ So I said: ‘Taste or no taste, the…

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Ecstatic kirtan

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8th August 2012, Slovenia, The Balkans Lecture: SB 1.3.28) Devotee: What was the most ecstatic kirtan? Maharaja: Well, every kirtan is ecstatic. The kirtan that you…

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A Kirtana Mela in Spain

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From the Janmastami marathon in the Balkans, Kadamba Kanana Maharaja accepted an invitation to a small Kirtana Mela festival that was held in New Vraja Mandala, a Hare Krsna farm project…

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With great determination

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8th August 2012, Slovenia, The Balkans, Lecture: SB 1.3.28) Within Krishna Consciousness, in due course of time, it actually becomes very easy to give…

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It’s like learning how to walk

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8th August 2012, Slovenia, Lecture: SB 1.3.28) Srila Prabhupada wanted everyone to become a devotee of Krishna. Some were criticising by saying that this was dogmatic and very…

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A Christian parallel

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Musko Sredice, 7th August 2012, Lecture: Free Talk) We see that in the early middle ages, the Christian Crusades, which were meant to secure Jerusalem, were…

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Janmastami in the Balkans

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Over the last seven days, Kadamba Kanana Maharaja toured through Slovenia and Croatia, in the South-East region of Europe called the Balkans. On Monday (6 August), he arrived in Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital city, where…

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Lectures in the Balkans

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Please find below, classes given by HH Kadamba Kanana Maharaja during his recent tour through the Balkans (6-11 August 2012). There are various lectures focusing on the celebration of Janmastami as well…

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When Krishna smiles

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Stockholm, Sweden, 4th August 2012, Lecture: SB 1.13.3-4)     If we see that someone has done service for a long time, that is to be…

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Srila Prabhupada Tributes 2012

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This an Open Vyasa-puja book – open to all Srila Prabhupada disciples. Last year we had over 250 devotees contributing an offering to the book, who also received a book…

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The demon in us

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Stockholm, Sweden, 5th August 2012, Lecture on Lord Balarama’s Appearance Day Festival) The Sri Caitanya-Siksamrta, written by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur, gives a list of the symbolic meanings…

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Summer in Sweden

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Over the last week, Kadamba Kanana Swami resided in Korsnas Gard, the BBT headquarters of Sweden, which is just a forty-five minute drive away from the city of Stockholm. It…

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Lectures in Sweden

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Please find below, recordings of HH Kadamba Kanana Swami taken during his recent stay in Sweden (2-6 August 2012). There are two Srimad-Bhagavatam classes on the verses (SB.1.13.3-4) which was…

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Death and beyond

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(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Prague, Czech Republic, 13th July 2012, Lecture at Ratha Yatra Festival) In India, people were going to the temples and taking bath in the Holy Rivers. Everyone…

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Serving the deity

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, Prague, 17th July 2012) Lecture: SB 4.12.24 In deity worship, time is never flexible! Punctuality, cleanliness and simplicity are 3 things that Srila Prabhupada stressed…

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Ecstatic suffering!

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, Prague, 17th July 2012) Lecture: SB 4.12.24 Devotee: Maharaja, you were saying that Krishna might take away some of our reactions if He so desires.…

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That was his voluntary contribution

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(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, Prague, 17th July 2012) Lecture: SB 4.12.24 All our service is resting on the previous generation of the vaisnavas. This is how devotional service works,…