Monthly Archives: March, 2013

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Cape Town visit

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Kadamba Kanana Swami spent the last week in Cape Town, South Africa (19-27 March) and during that time participated in several preaching programs. On most days during his stay, Maharaja…

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Lectures in Cape Town, March 2013

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Please find below the various classes given by HH Kadamba Kanana Swami during his recent stay in Cape Town. To download the classes just right-click on each title and “save…

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Staying on board

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 5 February 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.43-44) Krsna will take care of us but for the non-devotees, he takes care through his external energy. Devotees are never captured…

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Just chant…

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 March 2013, Mayapur, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.30.17) In Caitanya Caritamrta Adi-lila chapter four, the loving qualities of Srimati Radharani are described. It is said that her…

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Yoga is a mentality

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 January 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday Feast Lecture) Do you have a yoga mat? I do. Do you use your yoga mat? Yeah, I don’t. Like most people,…

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Attracting Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 March 2013, Mayapur, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.30.17) The Srimad Bhagavatam establishes Lord Krsna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead and devotional service sa vai pumsam paro…

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Caitanya Caritamrta is the book

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 January 2013, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Seminar 1) Krsnadasa Kaviraja has taken all the essential elements of Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s personal teachings; the theology of the Goswamis…

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Chanting is required!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27 February 2013, Vrndavan, India, Caitanya Caritamrta Seminar 2) Now look at ourselves, at our own miserable, miserly condition. We know everything – that which was unknown before, we…

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The worship of Lord Nrsimhadev

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27 February 2013, Vrndavan, India, Caitanya Caritamrta Seminar 2) Sometimes, we may wonder why are we worshiping Lord Nrsimhadev in our sampradaya? Are we not just focused…

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All or nothing!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 February 2013, Vrndavan, India, Caitanya Caritamrta Seminar 1) In the Bhagavatam, it is mentioned that although Lord Krsna is atmaram – he is fully satisfied within…

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Meditations on Lord Caitanya

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Taken from various classes given by Kadamba Kanana Swami The golden age “Lord Caitanya’s movement is the movement of spontaneity. It is not the movement of devotional service according to rules…

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Catching up

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Difficult circumstances hindered regular updates on the blog. Not only did I not report on Maharaja’s travels for three weeks but was unable to post daily darshan of Giriraja as…

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What a vow!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27 February 2013, Vrndavan, India, Caitanya Caritamtra Seminar Part 2) Madhavacarya was extraordinary because he was worshiping Krsna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. We find Madhavacarya seated…

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Purification is the program

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 January 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday Feast Lecture) There are three modes of nature in the material world: goodness, passion and ignorance. Places in goodness, passion and ignorance.…

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The roots of our sankirtan movement

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27 February 2013, Vrndavan, India, Caitanya Caritamrta Seminar 2) Everyday when we offer bhoga, we chant certain mantras. We chant a mantra glorifying Lord Caitanya who distributed krsna…

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Quality chanting

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 March 2013, Mayapur, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.30.17) I was thinking yesterday evening, as I was sitting there in the kirtan and it was so transcendental. I…

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The ecstacy of Lord Caitanya

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 February 2013, Vrndavan, India, Caitanya Caritamrta Seminar 1) We remember when Lord Caitanya visited Vrndavan. On the way, he became a thousand times more ecstatic, and…

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Are we mad?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 February 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, Caitanya-Caritamtra Adi-Lila 1.2) So here we are, in the material world trying to enjoy. Srimad Bhagavatam just doesn’t say ‘fools’, Bhagavatam also…

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There must be miracles

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 February 2013, Vrndavan, India, Caitanya Caritamrta Seminar 1) Whenever we speak about an incarnation of God, we need a miracle, “And he walked on water…” There…

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One absolute truth

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, January 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.31.3) The one undivided absolute truth, the same truth, is known in three features, either Brahman, Paramatma or Bhagavan. But all part…

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Krsna!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 February 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, Caitanya-Caritamrta Adi-Lila 1.2) There are many eternal devotees in the spiritual world who are all competing with each other to attract…

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The kirtan mela will continue

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 March 2013, Mayapur, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.30.17) We had so many festivals but the kirtan mela has become an element of the festival that will never…

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Can’t buy me love

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 January 2013, Amsterdam,  Netherlands, Sunday Feast Lecture) I grew up 20-25 kilometers outside of Amsterdam. My family, in 1940, they were 20 years old. So in…

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Reality check

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 March 2013, Vrndavan, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.27.10) Gradually, we must give up our false sense of security. Modern society is doing just the opposite and creating…

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Some fear of maya is intelligent!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 5 February 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.43-44) It’s healthy to be afraid of maya. It’s healthy to be afraid of lions too. They took a…

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The path of pure bhakti

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 February 2013, London, England, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.5.13) The Hari Bhakti Vilasa (is a book) which was conceptionalised by Sanatana Gosvami. Then Gopala Bhatta Gosvami together with Sanatana…

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Inspirational devotees

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 5 February 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.43-44) It says that the Vedic literature is a kalpataru – it is a wishful filling desire tree. But it…

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Transcendental knowledge

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami,  5 February 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.43-44) We read Srila Prabhupada’s Lilamrta and it’s as good as the Srimad Bhagavatam. Whatever we read about the life…

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Your ever well-wisher

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 February 2013, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 9.2.4) Srila Bhaktisiddanta sometimes signed his letters “your ever well-wisher” and Prabhupada took that up and always signed his letters…

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KKSBlog: New & Improved

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As always another round of improvements to kksblog, also in 2013, to make your blog experience even better. Improved Security and Speed KKSBlog is now hosted in the cloud! We…

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You have understood!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 10 February 2013, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 9.1.34) The gopis are always glorifying Krsna. That is their business. That is what they do – simply glorify Krsna…

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Fulfilling the heart!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 February 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.19.4) Srila Prabhupada used to ask, ‘What comes from chanting… more chanting!’  With chanting everything is attained. We are not…

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Back home, back to Vrndavan

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From London, Kadamba Kanana Maharaja flew via Amsterdam to India. He reached the Delhi airport early on Friday morning (22 February). After a few hours of rest at the Delhi…

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Those three words

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 February 2013, Leicester, England, Initiation lecture, Bhagavad-gita 4.37)         The relationship between guru and disciple is not one of just master and servant because there is also firm friendship. It…

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The Krsna factor is always greater

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 February 2013, London, England, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.5.13) Even if you do things at the most inauspicious time, when you chant Hare Krsna, it becomes all auspicious! Srila…

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Anyone can go back to Godhead!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 February 2013, London, England, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.5.13) Anyone can become Krsna conscious! Anyone can go back to Godhead, as Prabodananda Saraswati Thakur explains in many verses,…

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Evolution vs Bhagavad-gita

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami,  30 June 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) It is a very complex world and some people think that the world came about by chance. Charles Darwin was…

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Our saving grace

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 February 2013, London, England, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.5.13) So the illusory energy, maya, is very strong as it is described. So strong that it bewilders everyone. This is…