Monthly Archives: July, 2013

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A visit to South Africa – July 2013

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After participating in the Serbian summer camp, Kadamba Kanana Swami travelled to South Africa for a short stay (15-25 July). Although the main purpose of this visit was to discuss…

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Deeply rooted

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 July 2013, Vrndavan, India, Bhagavad-gita 14.22 – 25) Devotional service itself is the means to become absorbed. So, Gaudiya vaisnavas do not need to spend so…

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Everything is mercy!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2013, Vrndavana, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.16.34) In the tenth canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam, the word for mercy is prasad. Every time you read the…

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Early impressions

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 July 2013, Durban, South Africa, First grain ceremony) Growing up in a family of devotees, it is mentioned in the scriptures, is someone who is finishing…

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What’s out there in the universe?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 March 2013, Amsterdam, Netherland, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.1.33) When I was a child, there used to be a television series called Twilight Zone. It was intense. There were…

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Offenses

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 May 2013, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.19.20) Devotee: I have also heard that there is something called jiva apradha (offense to another living entity). Is that a speculation?…

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A prayer from the spiritual master

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 July 2013, Fruska Gouranga, Serbia, Initiation lecture) We have received the (holy) name a long time ago, right? The maha mantra has been with us for…

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Loving Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2013, Vrndavana, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.16.34) Krsna is not a passive entity – it is not just about conquering Krsna – Krsna is also active. In…

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From Vrndavana to Villa Vrndavana

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From Bhumi Vrndavana in India, Kadamba Kanana Swami travelled on to Villa Vrndavana, a beautiful Hare Krsna Villa situated close to Florence in Italy. Maharaja, together with many fantastic kirtaniyas like Amala Harinama, Tarana Caitanya…

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Visiting Sri Vrndavana Dham

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After the Czech summer camp, Kadamba Kanana Swami paid a visit to the holy land of India, more precisely to the topmost of holy places, Sri Vrndavana Dham. It was for just under a week, so…

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Remaining fixed

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 April 2013, Stockholm, Sweden, Bhagavad-gita 10.9) Nothing could ever distract the mind of Prahlada. Prahlada always remained fixed on the Supreme Lord, even in difficulty. It…

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Simple for the simple

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 December 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.6.31)  Sometimes we have people who are so much into the rules and regulations but with that, they…

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Many gurus

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 April 2013, Radhadesh, Belgium, Vyasa Puja, Questions and answers) Relationships that are of a deep nature between vaishnavas, that are affecting one’s entire spiritual life and…

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The path of progress

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 June 2013, Czech Summer Camp, Slovakia, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.2.33) We have to look at our life from a perspective as a whole and not just become…

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A significant dream

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 May 2013, Simhachalam, Germany) Once I was staying in a particular town which has a path along a river and I used to take walks along…

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Steps to becoming brave

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 December 2012, Phoenix Ratha Yatra, South Africa, Q&A Lecture) Well, I have been thinking about a metaphor. I call it the step-by-step metaphor. In material life,…

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Eternal engagement

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 May 2013, Radhadesh, Belgium, Free lecture) It’s not enough to say that God is merciful. We have to qualify that mercy. The mercy is not only…

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Sravanam Kirtanam Festival 2013, Italy

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Kadamba Kanana Swami will be participating in a Holy Name festival this weekend (6-7 July) held at Villa Vrndavan, Italy. A live-stream will be available on mayapur.tv. His schedule is as…

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Czech summer camp 2013

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Finally, we are back to reporting on Kadamba Kanana Swami’s travels. I was not with Maharaja for over three weeks, and Markandeya Dasa (Amsterdam) travelled with him through Slovenia, England,…

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Matter doesn’t exist

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 March 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.12.7) Allen Ginsberg, the poet, had conversations with Srila Prabhupada. In reading Srila Prabhupada’s conversations, I liked the ones…

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The kirtan party

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, June 2013, Bratislava, Slovakia, Radio Interview) In the same group (kirtan party) I saw walking up the street, I noticed that the men were leading and the…

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Singing, dancing and smiling faces

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, June 2013, Bratislava, Slovakia, Radio Interview) All over the world, when you mention the word ‘Hare Krsna’, people will picture singing and dancing in the street. I…

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Serving bodily demands

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 February 2013, Vrndavan, India, Caitanya Caritamrta Seminar 3) We feel very human. Our identification with this present bodily existence and all the needs, is very strong. In…

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The long road ahead

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 April 2013, Korsnas, Stockholm, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.17.1) Life is in one sense short and in another sense, long. When life is behind you, it is very…