Monthly Archives: October, 2013

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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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Taking shelter

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 September 2013, Lenasia, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture) When should a person approach a spiritual master for initiation into Krsna consciousness? One must first get situated…

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The first principle

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 September 2013, Durban, South Africa, Lalita Sasti Lecture) Krsna’s message must be delivered. Prabhupada made it very clear. Prabhupada came to this world as a messenger…

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When Krsna smiles

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 September 2013, Durban, South Africa, Initiation Lecture) Transcribed by Radhadyuti dd  In the Caitanya Caritamrta, it is stated that if one commits the ten offences then…

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Priests and pumpkins

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 September 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa, Home Program) When having a small get-together, the idea is that some blessings are exchanged. We don’t know the workers who…

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Krsna conquers us

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 September 2013, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.38) One who remembers Krsna all the time becomes captured by Krsna. Krsna slowly captures us. It is said: jayati…

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The real thing

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 September 2013, Durban, South Africa, Lalita Sasti Lecture) This is the prayer of the spiritual master, “May all obstacles be cast aside. For you, may your spiritual…

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Conquering the spiritual master – Part I

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa) Transcribed by Rukmini devi dasi Bhakti Charu Maharaja tells a nice story. In Srila Prabhupada’s final days, Maharaja was part of…

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Unlimited purity

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 September 2013, Durban, South Africa, Radhastami) Here in this world, we are all limited by karma. Some of us have a nose that is too big.…

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Just follow Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, August 2013, Abentheur, Germany, Hamsaduta Seminar Part 1) Sri Lalita speaking to a swan (from the Hamsaduta), “O tilaka of the saintly devotees, taking the path famous in…

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The spiritual master

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 September 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa, Home Program) Continued from “No ordinary gifts” As a sannyasi, I don’t have so much to give but we can spend a little time…

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The topmost beauty

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 September 2013, Durban, South Africa, Radhastami Lecture) The beauty of Srimati Radharani is the topmost beauty but it is not ordinary beauty or merely external beauty.…

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No ordinary beauty

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 September 2013, Durban, South Africa, Radhastami) In Vrndavan, in one of the forests which is known as Kamyavana, there is place called Mohini-kund. Once in this…

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South Africa, September 2013: Part II

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Article by Bhakta Martin Kindt After a marathon of events in Durban and Johannesburg, Kadamba Kanana Swami flew to cosmopolitan Cape Town, a city at the foot of Table Mountain.…

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Where is Krsna?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, August 2013, Germany, Hamsaduta Seminar Part 2) The gaudiya vaishnav mood is, “Where is Krsna?” We are always looking for Krsna. We see the six Goswamis were roaming around…

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The blessing is upon us!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, August 2013, Abentheur, Germany, Hamsaduta Seminar Part 1) Sri Lalita speaking to a swan (from the Hamsaduta), “May all obstacles be cast aside. May your path be easy. …

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Compassion and happiness

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 August 2013, Goloka Dhama, Germany, Hamsaduta Seminar Part 1) Compassion means that when we experience something ourselves then, we can do something for others who are…

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No ordinary gifts

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 September 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa, Home Program) There are favourable principles described: dadāti pratigŗhnātiguhyam ākhyāti pŗcchatibhuńkte bhojayate caivaṣaḍ-vidhaḿ prīti-lakṣaname, (Nectar of Instruction, Verse 4)  It is said…

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To become a messenger

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 September 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa, Home Program) Our position is to become a messenger, to become an instrument and follow the path that Krsna went, then…