Monthly Archives: January, 2014

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Our best friend

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 December 2013, Midrand, South Africa, Evening Lecture) Prabhupada was saying, “How did this miracle happen to me? I’m an old man, I’m an old man. I…

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Chandan Yatra, Durban 2014

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From Mayapur, Kadamba Kanana Swami travelled to Abu Dhabi and then to Johannesburg to meet with engineers & other professionals in the construction field, to assist him with his report…

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Remnants of Vedic culture

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 April 2010, Durban, South Africa, Lecture) In Germany, in the area where I’m preaching in, there was an archaeological statue or a finding. The statue was the…

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Just in transit

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Leicester, United Kingdom, Pandava Sena Program) We think that the purpose of life is to enjoy this world because we think that this word is a wonderful…

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Sex in Vedic culture

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I would say the world is over sexed, that is the issue. There is nothing wrong with sex – sex is fine. The Vedic culture is not hiding it – it is not putting it behind closed curtains. In fact, Vedic culture is very open about it. A couple that wants…

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It’s addictive

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 December 2013, Soweto, South Africa, Lecture) This human form of life is a chance, we have got a chance! It is up to us. Srila Prabhupada’s…

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Glory be to Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 December 2013, Midrand, South Africa, Evening Lecture) It is the nature of Krsna that he wants to give the glory to his devotee because Krsna serves…

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Hope against hope

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Kirtan evening) By his kind mercy, Krsna has revealed himself in his holy name. Although we cannot see Krsna face to face – other…

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It comes with age

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 December 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.8.34) Elderly men are supposed to be wise because they have been faced with life. An elderly person…

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Shaped by the vaisnavas

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, May 2011, Radhadesh, Belgium, Lecture) We have to be ready to be changed by the vaisnavas, by the directions of the vaiIsnavas.  We have to be ready to…

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Service – our saving grace!

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When we are going through some very difficult situation in the material world, then we can really remember- This is not very nice place – and we become fixed to going back to Godhead.“Yes, I am ready, I really want that now.” But one can only susta…

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Only God will save me!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 September 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.2.36) So there is a story which also relates to my country (Netherlands). Because my country is very low there…

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When spiritual life becomes magical

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Conviction cannot be based on intellectual understanding. Are we convinced that Krsna consciousness is true? Yes, I am because it makes sense. But that’s just the beginning and it is a lot more than that. It has to be experienced in the heart. It mus…

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Mayapur, January 2014

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We will catch up on reporting on events taken place in January. In Mayapur, the new year was greeted by a Kirtan Mela that featured Kadamba Kanana Swami and Lokanath Swami.…

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Your body is your temple

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 December 2013, Midrand, South Africa, Evening Lecture) To be part of this movement means to become thoroughly honest, it is said. Thoroughly honest, it is not…

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Finding the nectar

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 05 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Lecture) Success in spiritual life depends on how much faith you can develop in Srila Prabhupada. That is really what it means –…

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He is not answering my emails!

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Transcribed by Yamuna Devi Dasi(Kadamba Kanana Swami 2011)I was in one temple and they had a big office full of computers and all these devotees were typing these letters.Suddenly, I was thinking:” Are they writing these letters to us.!!!”Then I go…

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Get out of jail!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 December 2013, Soweto, South Africa, Lecture) In this world, we may think that some people are enjoying and that some people are suffering. We may think,…

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The thrills in Krsna consciousness

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Leicester, UK, Pandava Sena Program) There are thrills in the material world and there are many thrills in Krsna consciousness but the difference is that thrills in…

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Exploitation of women

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2010, Mumbai, India, Lecture) Transcribed by Madhumati Devi Dasi When you  see women as lust objects then how can you look after them!? You will not protect…

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A tribute to Syamalal Prabhu

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HG Syamalal Prabhu, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada who served for many years in South Africa, departed this world on 5 January 2014. Here is an offering of appreciation to Syamalal…

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A matter of the heart

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, May 2011, Radhadesh, Belgium, Lecture) When I speak about different levels of commitment to different levels of authorities, then I’m speaking about a matter of the heart. When…

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Non-stop chanting!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 September 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.2.36) I stressed the importance of hearing and the question is, “Is it even beneficial to hear even while we…

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Radhadesh Mellows, 2014

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For the fourth successive year, the youth of the Radhadesh community in Belgium extends an invitation for the Radhadesh Mellows kirtan festival which takes place on the weekend of  25th & 26th January…

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Social involvement

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 January 2013, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 12.8.46) It is an art to have to deal with others. For me too! I could be very peacefully chanting Hare…

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Taking over everything

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 01 March 2012, New York, USA, Lecture) Everything is bound by time but the maha-mantra is eternal. So many things change in our life – it’s just…

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A miracle?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, October 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Sri Hamsaduta Seminar 2) Govardhan, in his role as a devotee, is just ecstatically running towards Krsna, believe it or not! For the…

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The modern age teacher

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 September 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.2.36) Srila Prabhupada spoke out about machines. He said that although machines are leading the degradation of society, he pointed out…

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Priceless

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 December 2011, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.13.46) When Krsna puts jewels on his body, the jewels get more beautiful. Usually it’s the other way…

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Fulfilling the void

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 December 2013, Pretoria, South Africa, Evening Program) The essence of what I’m trying to say is that we must fill our life with service to Krsna. …