(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 5 February 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.43-44)

cetasā nānya-gāminā
paramaṁ puruṣaṁ divyaṁ
yāti pārthānucintayan, (Bhagavad-gita 8.8)

Krsna says in the Bhagavad-gita that by regular practise of offering everything in service to him, then we will become strong. So it’s very nice that we have communities of devotees and when you come here, you see all these children. And you think, “How nice it is to grow up like this with the deities, with Srila Prabhupada and things like that.” It’s such a good start. I always thought that this was a good place and I still think it’s a good place and it will be a good place if it is based on the culture of the Bhagavatam and if we discuss the Bhagavatam,

mac-cittā mad-gata-prāṇā
bodhayantaḥ parasparam, (Bhagavad-gita 10.9)

Devotees, when they are together, take pleasure in discussing about Krsna. We discuss the Bhagavatam and we try to live according to the Bhagavatam, then we will have a very successful community – that is the key.

You know, we may think, ‘Maybe we need a meeting? We need a big meeting to discuss how to improve the community.’

Seven days and seven nights of  meetings and after that everyone has a headache but the real point is that as long as we discuss the Bhagavatam, and as long as we live the Bhagavatam, surely we will have a successful community!



  1. Matsya das on

    i think this quote is not from Prague, this is from the lecture Guru Maharaja gave at the Czech farm near Benesov, although actually it makes no difference.