Yearly Archives: 2014

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Always on our mind

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Transcribed by Kristin (Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 May 2014, Prague, Czech Republic, Lecture at Govindas) All the rules and regulations in scripture serve one principle – to always remember Krsna…

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Vyasa-puja 2015: Offerings

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“It is a new year ahead with renewed opportunities for service! The annual occasion of celebrating the Vyasa-puja of HH Kadamba Kanana Swami is approaching. The Vyasa-puja book, containing offerings from…

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Predictions vs. protection

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 10 October 2014, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.3.18) There was a pujari in Mayapur, in the early days, worshipping Radha Madhava. He was a grhasta; he had…

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Goodbye 2014

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We wish you a Merry 2015, etc etc…. Did you know? We had 12673 views per month! (last years average was 8510) South Africans visited the blog the most with…

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Basically the same

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 September 2014, Scottsburgh, South Africa, Youth Programme) Basically, human beings and even animals, all have the same soul. Wherever there is life, there is a soul,…

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Collecting spiritual wealth

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 01 December 2014, Mayapur, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.1.50) It may be true that some people carry a little more spiritual strength from a previous life than others.…

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Service and more service

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, October 2014, Mayapur, India, Siksastakam Seminar: Verses 1&2, Part 1) It was here in Mayapur, quite some years back, that once I chanted sixty-four rounds. It was probably…

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When less is more

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Transcribed by Kristin (Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 June 2012, Czech Republic, Caitanya Caritamrta Adi lila 7.83) Simple devotees are the ones who become advanced. Srila Prabhupada said that Krsna…

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No compromise!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 September 2014, Scottburgh, South Africa, Youth Programme) One thing I really did not like was when my father used to say, “Son, life is a compromise.”…

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The perfect soul mate!?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 September 2012, Pretoria Arts Campus, South Africa, Lecture: The perfect soul mate) Love and hate are kind of natural sentiments in this world; everyone has it.…

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Adulteration

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 10 October 2014, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.3.18) Krsna protects his devotees, even if unknowingly, some impurity slips into our life. One year in Vrndavan, His Holiness…

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Where can you get such eagerness?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 September 2014, Durban, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture)  Srila Gaura Kisora Das Babaji did not want to sleep. Sleeping is such a waste of time. But sleep is such…

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The path of the heart

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 September 2014, Scottburgh, South Africa, Youth Programme) If we walk the path of the heart, the path that we really believe in, then our life is…

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True protection

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 10 October 2014, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.3.18) Krsna is always our well-wisher. Always! No matter what happens, always! Therefore, never become angry with Krsna. That is…

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Kartik, 2014

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Report by Martin Kindt Kadamba Kanana Swami arrived in Sri Vrindavan Dham on the morning of Govardhan Puja (24 October). Gopal Krishna Goswami offered him a ride by taxi from…

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Visit Brahmananda

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 September 2014, Pretoria, South Africa, House Program) The stories of Brahmananda show incredible surrender. Are we ready to just take an order, no matter what? That…

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Bold tricks

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 June 2014, Stockholm, Sweden, Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 22.75) If sometimes, we feel a little dry in our Krsna consciousness – if sometimes we feel that chanting…

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Sadhana

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Every day, I chant my japa early in the morning before mangal arati, just to chant sixteen rounds without any interruption. Pacing up and down in the room, chanting and trying…

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Mayapur, November 2014

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By Kadamba Kanana Swami Krsna Matir Astu – May Krsna be on your Mind Yesterday, Yamuna from South Africa brought Visnujana’s ashes to Mayapur. Today (24 November), we placed…

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A very exalted state

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 September 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Evening Lecture) Love of Krsna is a very exalted state. For us, there is first the need for purification, for…

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Smuggling treasure

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 September 2014, Pretoria, South Africa, House Program) Harikesh was very smart, very intelligent. So when they were smuggling books behind the Iron Curtain, they had two…

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Take up the challenge!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 October 2014, Vrindavan, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.13.22) Kunti Devi is explaining that one must be materially exhausted and take no more pride in the position of…

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Do your best!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 September 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Evening Lecture) To always see Krsna everywhere and never forget him for a moment, to see everything connected to Krsna,…

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Look for it…

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 September 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Evening Lecture) Spiritual nourishment is a very important principle. Without it, there is no endeavour. We must always look for…

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As good as God

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 September 2014, Pretoria, South Africa, House Program) Two years ago in Vrindavan, there was a devotee from a South American background who asked Brahmananda, “Brahmananda, in…

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Can’t stop smiling

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 September 2014, Pretoria, South Africa, House Program) Another story that I have about Brahmananda – once in Vrindavan, Madhudvisa, another sannyasi, arranged that a picture would…

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Love Thy Neighbour?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 September 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, BYS Lecture: Leadership and Compassion) “Love thy neighbour” is a very good principle. The only problem is, I don’t! I…

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Transcendental cures

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 September 2014, Pretoria, South Africa, House Program) Brahmananda was telling stories in Vrndavan and I was listening to those. He was ill and Prabhupada did not…

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A good listener is a good player

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2010, Sweden) I was just talking to a mrdanga player about how mrdanga playing is the most difficult thing! But why is mrdanga playing so difficult? It…

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The leader

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 September 2014, Pretoria, South Africa, House Program) There are many stories to tell of Brahmananda. In the early days, Brahmananda became Prabhupada’s trusted representative. His nature…

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Maha-large

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 September 2014, Pretoria, South Africa, House Program) Srila Prabhupada came to the Western world. In the Western world, he began his movement and after a short…

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A message for the world

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 September 2014, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.10.4) The message of this purport is a very clear one and it is a message which we should…

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Why is the guru heavy?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31 March 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.15.26) The etymological meaning of the word ‘guru’ is heavy. So is it, that there is some personality…

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Australia, 2014: Recordings

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Kadamba Kanana Swami visited Australia last month. Here are recordings of lectures and kirtans from the programs that he did in various places. To download a recording, right-click on the…

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“I’m a dreamer”

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 September 2014, Cape Town, South Africa,  BYS Lecture – Leadership and Compassion)  I am older than all of you, so I have some old songs in…

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One in a billion

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 September 2014, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.10.4) Some people think that actually, the planet can only comfortably sustain one billion people. Which one billion should that…

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Approaching Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 September 2014, Durban, South Africa, House Program) Even if we do not have great qualifications, when we are fortunate, we will come into contact with a…

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A profound prayer

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 August 2014, Goloka Dhama, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 10.14.5-10) Sudama was a garland-maker who offered Krsna many nice garlands, sandalwood and other things. He used to go…

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Judgement day

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2009, Bhaktivedanta Manor, England, Lecture) At the end of our life, our own service will be judged but more important, is the service of our spiritual master,…

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Greatest thievery

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 September 2014, Durban, South Africa, House Program) There are many thieves in the world but who is the greatest thief? In Vrindavan, everyone knows Krsna is…

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Govardhana Parikrama

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 October 2010, Govardhana Parikrama) Early in the morning, we left for Govardhana through dark, bumpy back roads and started our parikrama of Giriraja at Radha-Kund. Govardhana parikrama…

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The enchanting flute

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 September 2014, Mayapur, India, Radhastami Lecture) Krsna roams through the forest of Vrindavan and then, Krsna sees on a leaf his name written with red kumkum.…

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Look for common ground

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 September 2014, Durban, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture) Question: Can we have Krsna katha with Muslims and Christians? Will that change their hearts and make them…

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