Monthly Archives: January, 2013

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Eagerness for initiation

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 6 January 2013, Lenasia, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture) And they say, “Yeah, I want to be (initiated). You know, I’m trying… but the relationship with my…

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Simultaneously one and many

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 December 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture) Srila Prabhupada many times addressed mayavadi impersonalists because as soon as you go shopping in the marketplace…

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Have a little courage

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 6 January 2013, Lenasia, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture) I have one disciple who is very sincere and who has a problem with stammering. So you can just…

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Giving us this strength

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 4 January 2013, Ladysmith, South Africa) Someone went through difficulties and then blamed Krsna. That is an offence, that we cannot do, that means that we have become…

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Not a loser

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 January 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.30.50-51) In Vedic culture, good self-esteem is very much part of society. It’s not artificial; it’s genuine because one naturally begins to…

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‘I am the power in man’

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27 December 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.6.39) We see that not only is the Lord extremely powerful but Garuda is also very powerful because…

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From KKSwami’s desk

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After spending two months on his own in Australia, Jananivasa joined me again in Belgium just before the Radhadesh Mellows (26-27 January). It was nice to see him again; after…

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In the name of sankirtan!

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 (Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2 January 2013, Durban South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 12.8.46) Sometimes we see this mood, “In the name of sankirtan, anything goes.” It doesn’t really matter, break a…

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Geography of Russia

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 January 2013, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta 21.54) We see a contrast in the mood of Goloka and the mood of Vaikuntha. So, it is for this reason that we…

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Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 January 2013, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta 21.54) Vrndavan parityajya napadam na ekam gacchati Krsna never takes one step out of Vndavan or out of those pastimes. That is…

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No work = No food!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2 January 2013, Durban South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 12.8.46) People work! All these noises come from people about people trying to make money. That is what this…

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Go to Vrndavan

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 November 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Evening Class) There are devotees who say, “You know, I haven’t been to Vrndavan for twenty years!’’ I don’t know…

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If there is no time…

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 4 January 2013, Ladysmith, South Africa) We don’t have to become big renunciates and give up the world. But of course, if you can then why not.…

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The Planet of Trees

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Submitted by Jayadvaita Swami on www.jswami.com on January 24, 2013 – 1:14am There is also a planet of trees presided over by Aryama, who represents Krsna. Bhagavad-gita As It Is, first edition, purport…

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Loving exchanges

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 January 2013, Newcastle, South Africa, Caitanya Caritamrta Class) Transcribed by Bhaktin Salona Krsna has that human side which brings one very close to him. Therefore, especially…

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A confession

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 December 2012, CapeTown, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture) The real purpose of these yoga exercises, in traditional vedic culture, was to get some control over the body…

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To be perfectly situated

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 9 December 2011, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 11.22.6) One time I was in Sridham Mayapur talking to Jananivasa, the head pujari, and he was saying, “It is very difficult…

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Blessed in the West

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 4 January 2013, Ladysmith, South Africa) Prabhupada’s disciple Govinda Dasi, planted tulasi in the West. She brought seeds from India and managed to sprout them and the first tulasi…

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The glimpses that keep us connected

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 January 2013, Pretoria, South Africa) The holy dhama is so potent and so wonderful and the kirtans of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu are so wonderful. A little…

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A Week in Amsterdhama

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After the whole month of recovering in South Africa Kadamba Kanana Swami ventured out to the north and stopped for a week in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. With temperatures below -5…

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The gift of the Panca Tattva

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 January 2013, Pretoria, South Africa) It is only through the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and the entire Panca Tattva that Vrndavan is revealed. No other…

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Nonsense

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 December 2012, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 12.6.4) Everything is not only emanating from Krsna, ishvara parama krsna, sacidananda vigraha, but everything is also meant for Krsna. The…

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Ancient wisdom prevails

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 May 2012, Melbourne, Australia, Lecture at Bhakti Bhavana)   It is so hard to do good things. You think you are doing good but it is…

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‘Forget it, no fumigation!’

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2 January 2013, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 12.8.46) Srila Prabhupada said, ‘Simply because you are dirty, that is why your house is infested with mice, rats, cockroaches…

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From South Africa to Europe

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The final days in South Africa were spent in the Johannesburg region. At the Sunday program in Lenasia (6 January 2013), Maharaja gave an inspirational lecture for the new year. After a…

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A noble mission

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.28.55) All of our services are serving that noble mission of that noble Lord. Because the service is noble, it is easy to perform.…

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Desire tree

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 December 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Srila Prabhupada Evening) One picture that I like very much is that famous picture of Prabhupada in Tompkins Square Park, under…

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Who are we trying to impress?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 July 2012, Modra, Slovakia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1) All throughout history, people have tried to impress other people. Some men have been wearing very high hats. Some ladies…

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South Africa continued

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Maharaja is still in South Africa. His recovery and health regime are still top priority. Although far from fully recovered, he continues doing programs whenever possible. He returned to Durban…

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Based on fear

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Bhagavad-gita Chapter 5) Question: I was just thinking of how we could treat everyone as friends. Maybe we should not be…

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What’s wrong with stress?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Bhagavad-gita Chapter 5) So what’s wrong with stress, a little stress? If there is no stress, or if you don’t…

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The envious person

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, December 2012, Phoenix, South Africa, Ratha Yatra)   Krsna’s mercy is available to all; the envious or non-envious. Krsna is merciful. However, for the envious, that mercy…

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The existence of prema sarovar

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2 June 2012, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.13.5) The story of how prema sarovar came into being. The story basically describes how the divine couple, Radha and Krsna, were meeting…

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Srimad Bhagavatam class, 2 January

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2 January 2013, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 12.8.46) Maharaja has returned to Durban and gave this morning’s class where he spoke about using our senses…

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Cape Town – Part 3

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Audio recordings Please find below, the remaining lectures and bhajans by Kadamba Kanana Swami while he was in Cape Town. On Thursday (28 December), an evening program was held in glorification…

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Greatest blessings

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 October 2012, Melbourne, Australia) When we chant the name of Krsna, the holy name abhinatva nama naminoh is Krsna and Krsna is there. It means that everything has…

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Cape Town – Part 2

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Ratha Yatra 29 December 2012 There are many Ratha Yatra festivals in South Africa throughout the year. However, the one in Cape Town is unique due to its cosmopolitan appeal.…