Monthly Archives: December, 2013

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Mayapur, December 2013

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Maharaj’s stay in Mayapur continues. His service keeps him busy. We catch glimpses and short exchanges with him during and after the morning program. From time-to-time, he leads kirtan and gives…

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Success by hard work

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.20.12) Before Aindra Dasa, Srila Prabhupada started the 24 hour kirtan in 1975. When the temple opened, for a…

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To remember Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 November 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Evening Talk) Philosophy helps us to remember how everything is connected to Krsna, even when we forget him all the…

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South Africa, December 2013

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Apologies for the lack of chronology in the recent travel posts. Kadamba Kanana Swami interrupted his stay in Mayapur with a short visit to South Africa. Here is a report by Candrasekhara dasa.…

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A kirtan Friday in Mayapur

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After a week long visit to South Africa, Kadamba Kanana Swami returned to Sri Dham Mayapur on Wednesday. It was a day of kirtan yesterday (Friday, 20 December) as Maharaj…

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Establishing the holy dham

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 December 2011, Durban, South Africa, Lecture) Disappearance day of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakur His father, Srila Bhakti Vinoda Thakur, established the birthplace of Sri Caitanya…

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Beyond this lifetime

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.20.13) We see only the tip of the iceberg and never really know what is going on all levels.…

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With Krsna, anything is possible

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.20.12) We can come up with a hundred excuses to justify why we do not have to surrender. Part of surrender…

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Moving toward neutrality

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 July 2013, Vrndavana, India, Bhagavad-gita 14.22-25) So when we are looking at the first of these four verses (BG 14.22-25), prakāśaḿ ca pravṛttiḿ ca moham eva…

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The great philosopher Uddhava

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 November 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Evening Talk) One maybe, or may not be, a great philosopher like Uddhava. Uddhava was a great devotee from Dwarka…

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The most important person

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 September 2013, Lenasia, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture) We have temples where we can associate of devotees and get new inspiration because after all, this is…

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A glorious destination

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.20.13) It is stated in the Bhagavad-gita, ‘One who does good will never be overcome by evil.’ That is a…

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Remaining chaste

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 November 2013, Mayapur, India, Rasapurnima, Srimad Bhagavatam 10.33.19) Question:  It is pretty clear to me, from studying Srila Prabhupada’s books, that the way we access Krsna…

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God and the demigods

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.3.2-7) Even though we do not look for austerity, we do not spend the whole day trying to avoid austerity.…

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“Am I a demon or a vaishnav?”

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 September 2013, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.20.13) Satsvarup Maharaja raised that question in one of his books which had the title, “Am I a demon…

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Levels of consciousness

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, BYS Lecture) I’m thinking about Carl Jung who in an interview was asked, “Mr Jung, would you say that you believe in…

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Dedication to devotional service

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 December 2011, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.14.2) The internal energy is the activity or the energy that pleases Krsna. It is the pleasure potency…