Yearly Archives: 2013

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Mayapur, December 2013

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Maharaj’s stay in Mayapur continues. His service keeps him busy. We catch glimpses and short exchanges with him during and after the morning program. From time-to-time, he leads kirtan and gives…

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Success by hard work

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.20.12) Before Aindra Dasa, Srila Prabhupada started the 24 hour kirtan in 1975. When the temple opened, for a…

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To remember Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 November 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Evening Talk) Philosophy helps us to remember how everything is connected to Krsna, even when we forget him all the…

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South Africa, December 2013

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Apologies for the lack of chronology in the recent travel posts. Kadamba Kanana Swami interrupted his stay in Mayapur with a short visit to South Africa. Here is a report by Candrasekhara dasa.…

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A kirtan Friday in Mayapur

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After a week long visit to South Africa, Kadamba Kanana Swami returned to Sri Dham Mayapur on Wednesday. It was a day of kirtan yesterday (Friday, 20 December) as Maharaj…

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Establishing the holy dham

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 December 2011, Durban, South Africa, Lecture) Disappearance day of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakur His father, Srila Bhakti Vinoda Thakur, established the birthplace of Sri Caitanya…

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Beyond this lifetime

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.20.13) We see only the tip of the iceberg and never really know what is going on all levels.…

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With Krsna, anything is possible

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.20.12) We can come up with a hundred excuses to justify why we do not have to surrender. Part of surrender…

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Moving toward neutrality

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 July 2013, Vrndavana, India, Bhagavad-gita 14.22-25) So when we are looking at the first of these four verses (BG 14.22-25), prakāśaḿ ca pravṛttiḿ ca moham eva…

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The great philosopher Uddhava

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 November 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Evening Talk) One maybe, or may not be, a great philosopher like Uddhava. Uddhava was a great devotee from Dwarka…

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The most important person

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 September 2013, Lenasia, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture) We have temples where we can associate of devotees and get new inspiration because after all, this is…

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A glorious destination

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.20.13) It is stated in the Bhagavad-gita, ‘One who does good will never be overcome by evil.’ That is a…

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Remaining chaste

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 November 2013, Mayapur, India, Rasapurnima, Srimad Bhagavatam 10.33.19) Question:  It is pretty clear to me, from studying Srila Prabhupada’s books, that the way we access Krsna…

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God and the demigods

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.3.2-7) Even though we do not look for austerity, we do not spend the whole day trying to avoid austerity.…

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“Am I a demon or a vaishnav?”

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 September 2013, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.20.13) Satsvarup Maharaja raised that question in one of his books which had the title, “Am I a demon…

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Levels of consciousness

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, BYS Lecture) I’m thinking about Carl Jung who in an interview was asked, “Mr Jung, would you say that you believe in…

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Dedication to devotional service

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 December 2011, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.14.2) The internal energy is the activity or the energy that pleases Krsna. It is the pleasure potency…

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A visit to Mamgachi

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On Saturday, 23 November, Kadamba Kanana Swami took devotees on parikrama to Mamgachi. This village is located on the island of Modadrumadvipa and is the birth place of Srila Vrndavana…

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Let the book find someone!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2008, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture) Once, one of our book distributors in Holland was distributing books in the offices of a business. The authorities didn’t…

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The holy land of ecstasy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 November 2013, Mayapur, India, Gurukula Lecture) Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur explains that the holy name naturally comes together with Sri Dham. Sri Nam and Sri Dham…

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Glorification and distribution

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 10 February 2013, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 9.1.34) Sometimes, making money took over. There was a time when the feeling was that if we sell records, then…

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For the fanatics

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.3.2-7) Fanaticism means that we have a conviction that is without knowledge and realization. It is a conviction that is…

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The bottom line

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.20.13) Bali Maharaja had that mood, “Whatever may come, I will accept it as the mercy of the Lord…

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Nothing but a seeker

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 July 2013, Durban, South Africa, Lecture: Journey of faith) I had been in India and had searched for more spiritual depth but I had not yet…

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Do you have too many bangles?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 July 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Bhagavad-gita 14.21, Sunday Feast Lecture) There is a story about a young girl in India who was of marriageable age…

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When suitcases had no wheels

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.3.2-7) We can’t waste time trying to take away all the problems in our life; problems are built-in. I am going…

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Nothing but devotional service

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 November 2013, Vrindavan, India, Lecture: Damodar Lila) Kartik is the month of Urjja Vrata – the vow to offer the lamp to Krsna. But just the…

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KKS in Mayapur, November 2013

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Kadamba Kanana Swami is currently in Sri Dham Mayapur! On Sunday,17 November 2013, which is also the last day of the month of Kartik, Maharaja will be giving the morning Srimad…

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If we keep on trying

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.20.12) Question: We might try to do something to elevate our consciousness and pray for the mercy but then…

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Becoming bound

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 November 2013, Vrindavan, India, Lecture: Damodar Lila) Prabhupada’s preaching has not finished; it has not finished at all. As it continues to flood the entire world,…

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Vrindavan is my home!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 November 2013, Vrindavan, India, Lecture: Damodar Lila) Whenever I come to this Krsna Balaram mandir, I get excited because I am coming home. Like yesterday, Mother…

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The sword of knowledge

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.20.12) When Srila Prabhupada was in Mayapur and was showing the devotees around, he came upon an area which was very…

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Live at Heart and Soul Yoga

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During his visit of Australia in Oct 2013 Kadamba Kanana Swami visited the Heart & Soul Yoga Studio in Cronulla. There he recorded 3 kirtan tracks during a kirtan evening…

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Becoming an assistant

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 September 2013, Durban, South Africa, Radhastami) Srimati Radharani is the perfect answer to all of Krsna’s desires. Only she can fully satisfy the desires of Krsna.…

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The Australia Experience – Oct 2013

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Melbourne 28 Sep – 11 Oct 2013 Australia is always a country full of programs. As soon as he arrived in Melbourne, Kadamba Kanana Swami went into full-speed mode to participate…

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Because of Srila Prabhupada…

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 November 2013, Vrindavan, India, Lecture: Damodar Lila) When I came to this Krsna Balaram mandir, initially I noticed how much present Krsna was but then I…

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The secret of the Hare Krsna movement

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 July 2013, Durban, South Africa, Lecture: Journey of faith) During my stay at the Krsna Balaram mandir, initially I was very impressed by the deities and the…

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“I cannot die!”

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, BYS lecture) There’s a famous story of Alexander the Great who walked into this particular town. Apart from the presence of…

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Krsna and the cows

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 November 2010, Vrndavana, India, Govardhan Puja Lecture) There are so many pastimes concerning the cows. Krsna’s name is Govinda. Krsna was protecting the cows and calling…

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Cows who eat together…

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 September 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa, Home Program) One time, we were in Durban and Giriraj Maharaj was there. We were taking prasadam with the devotees and…

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Protection of the cow

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 November 2010, Vrndavana, India, Govardhan Puja Lecture) The cow and the bull are described by Srila Prabhupada as being totally harmless creatures. Everything about them is…

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The real purpose of religion

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, BYS lecture) We have an interesting story about a female saint in the Islamic tradition. One morning, she came out of…

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The cow

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 November 2010, Vrndavana, India, Govardhan Puja Lecture) Namo brahmanya devaya go brahmana hitaya ca. Srila Prabhupada explained ‘go brahmana’, first the cows and then the brahmanas.…

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Beyond the mechanical level

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 July 2013, Sandton, South Africa, Krsna Balaram Youth Group Lecture) One time, in Jagannath Puri, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu asked Advaita Acarya, “Acarya, where are you coming…

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