Yearly Archives: 2016

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Pleasing Srila Prabhupada

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2008, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Lecture) What will please Srila Prabhupada the most? Well, I remember a story of Tamal Krsna Maharaj. He was appointed as the…

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Austerity as a stepping stone

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Lecture) Austerity in itself is not a limb of bhakti. Bhakti has sixty-four limbs; this means that there are sixty-four types of activities which…

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Vrindavan, November – Part 4

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Written by Rukmini dd This is the last part of the Braj Parikrama 2016 series of posts. Chir ghat India is the land of making easy things impossible and impossible…

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Recordings – December 2016

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Please find below some of the most recent recordings of Kadamba Kanana Swami. Download all (404 MB, zip file) Melbourne, Australia  KKS_AUS_MEL_14December2016_Lecture_SB_3.26.58 https://archive.org/download/KKSAUSMELDecember2016/KKS_AUS_MEL_14December2016_Lecture_SB_3.26.58.mp3 KKS_AUS_MEL_11December2016_Lecture_SB_3.26.52 https://archive.org/download/KKSAUSMELDecember2016/KKS_AUS_MEL_11December2016_Lecture_SB_3.26.52.mp3 KKS_AUS_MEL_10December2016_Kirtan_DeityInstallation https://archive.org/download/KKSAUSMELDecember2016/KKS_AUS_MEL_10December2016_Kirtan_DeityInstallation.mp3 KKS_AUS_MEL_10December2016_ShortLecture_DeityInstallation https://archive.org/download/KKSAUSMELDecember2016/KKS_AUS_MEL_10December2016_ShortLecture_DeityInstallation.mp3…

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Many issues, One solution

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 09 December 2011, Durban, South Africa, Morning Lecture) Piety has diminished many generations ago. But the mercy of Lord Caitanya that has come into the sinful life…

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Lasting committments

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 08 September, Phoenix, South Africa)  So how sincere are we really!? We should not so easily accept that we are sincere but rather we should see that…

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The same script…

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 December 2016, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.26.41) In this verse, we are reading about how the living entity in the embodied state is interacting with the…

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Eternal wealth

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 December 2016, Melbourne, Australia, Bhagavad-gita 10.10) People are striving for wealth; they try to make material progress. This is not easy because we are not in…

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Giving in charity

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 March 2007, Nectar of Instruction Lecture) Giving charity to devotees is important because by doing so we can somehow overcome our deeply rooted material attachment. We…

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Vrindavan Braj Parikrama 2016 – Recordings

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During Kadamba Kanana Swami’s visit to Vrindavan and the Braj Parikramas, we recorded the initiation ceremonies, room conversations and the parikrama lectures. Download all the recordings   (3.2 GB zip file.…

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Active Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2010, Zagreb, Croatia, House Program) Sometimes, we can see how Krsna speaks to us through someone else. This is clearly not by chance. Krsna actively communicates…

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Melbourne, December 2016: Videos

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Kadamba Kanana Swami is visiting Melbourne, Australia, from 02-16 December. Please find below video recordings of lectures and kirtans from the first week of programs.  View full playlist here. KKS_CC…

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Ecstatic and blissful surrender

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 January 2008, Stockholm, Sweden) We cannot just declare, “I have surrendered!” No, one has to surrender again and again; it is an ongoing process. One has…

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Be brave in Krsna consciousness

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 06 May 2002, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.5.11) Resistance to surrender comes from maintaining material attachments even after receiving so many instructions on this subject matter. This is what…

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Special endeavour

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2008, Cape Town, South Africa, Lecture) When the principles of the mode of goodness becomes our second nature, this is the point where you begin to…

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Vrindavan, November 2016 – Part 3

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Read about Vrindavan Part 1 Read about Vrindavan Part 2 Written by Rukmini dd Monday, 07 November – The Hills of Varsana  It became a familiar sight to watch Maharaj…

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Inspiration to serve

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 November 2007, Mayapur, India, Lecture) It is one thing to take up devotional service but it is another thing to become absorbed in devotional service. Many…

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Active preachers

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 November 2016, Vrindavan, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.18.1-8) In the Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Lord Caitanya says, “I am only one gardener. I have so many fruits of love…

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Mercy through a pure devotee

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 November 2016, Vrindavan, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.18.1-8) Only the pure devotee can pull us out of the material world; this is the only way. Sometimes I…

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Effective preaching

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2011, Helsinki, Finland) In preaching, we should not throw Krsna consciousness like a ton of bricks on people’s heads and all at once tell them, “You have…

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Vegans – toothless tigers!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 06 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.26) Veganism is considered to be holier-than-thou and vegans are sort of telling the rest of the world…

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“Tell people it is the real thing…”

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 April 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.1.33) To our book distributors, I would like to say this. When you are distributing books on the street, it is…

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A deeper purpose

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 06 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.26) Vedic culture is all about dharma. The kshatriya is not to become non-violent but they should use…

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The intelligent class of people

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 06 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.26) In this purport, we read about the brahmanas and the kshatriyas, and Srila Prabhupada put the emphasis,…

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What feels right

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 06 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.26) Intelligence is found in the two upper classes of men – in the brahminical class and the…

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Vrindavan, November 2016 – Part 2

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Written by Uddhava Das  Read about Vrindavan Part 1 Friday, 04 November – Disappearance Day of Srila Prabhupada On the special occasion of the disappearance day anniversary of Srila Prabhupada,…

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Recordings: October 2016 – Part 2

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Please find below recordings of lectures and kirtans by Kadamba Kanana Swami.  Download ALL (zip file, 1.1 GB) Mauritius KKS_Mauritius_27October2016_HouseProgram_Kirtan https://archive.org/download/KKSOctober2016/KKS_Mauritius_27October2016_HouseProgram_Kirtan.mp3 KKS_Mauritius_27October2016_HouseProgram_Lecture https://archive.org/download/KKSOctober2016/KKS_Mauritius_27October2016_HouseProgram_Lecture.mp3 KKS_Mauritius_26October2016_HouseProgram_Kirtan https://archive.org/download/KKSOctober2016/KKS_Mauritius_26October2016_HouseProgram_Kirtan.mp3 KKS_Mauritius_25October2016_PetitRaffrayCentre_Kirtan https://archive.org/download/KKSOctober2016/KKS_Mauritius_25October2016_PetitRaffrayCentre_Kirtan.mp3 KKS_Mauritius_25October2016_PetitRaffrayCentre_Lecture_CC_Antya_1.1-2 https://archive.org/download/KKSOctober2016/KKS_Mauritius_25October2016_PetitRaffrayCentre_Lecture_CC_Antya_1.1-2.mp3 KKS_Mauritius_25October2016_HouseProgram_Morning_Lecture_CC_Madhya_2.31…

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I love you, today

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 September 2003, Radhadesh, Belgium, Lecture) In this material world, everything is so gross and cheap. Here, when there is a meeting between lovers then within no…

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Compassionate or demoniac

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 April 2016, Radhadesh, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.8.14-16) I read this article about organ donations. Someone sent it around and the article described how you cannot take organs from…

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Mauritius, October 2016

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Written by Sesa Das  On Friday afternoon (14 October), Kadamba Kanana Swami arrived in Mauritius; an amazing country with a lot of culture and respect. Maharaj saw this within the…

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Association of Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 06 August 2012, Ljubljana, The Balkans, Lecture: The pastimes of Krsna) When Krsna walks in Vrindavan as Madhava, carrying his flute tucked in his belt, then the…

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Eternal service

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 10 October 2015, Sydney, Australia, Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 20.339) Question: I have not done anything for Krsna. Why would he care about me? Long before… what happened…

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What really counts

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 July 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Spirit Matters Program) Even when we are so transcendental ourselves, we still have to take people’s feelings very serious, even…

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Love vs. Lust

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, August 2010, Croatia, Lecture) Question: Can you define lust? If we serve our own senses, then it is called lust but if we serve the senses of…

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The spiritual world

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 September 2015, Midrand, Johannesburg, Lecture) When one corner of the spiritual world becomes covered by a cloud of illusory energy then Krsna cannot be seen, nāhaḿ…

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Krsna consciousness is a choice

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 September 2014, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.10.4) Spiritual life has been challenging in every age, even in the satya yuga! Although in the satya yuga,…

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Unfavourable competition

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 May 2012, Melbourne, Australia, Seminar: Mahajans Part 2) Originally, the living being was with Krsna in the spiritual world and the living being, upon eternity, came…

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Vrindavan, November 2016 – Part 1

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Written by Uddhava Das Wednesday, 02 November At around 12 noon, Adi Kesava & Bhakta Vatsala left auspicious Vrindavan to fetch Kadamba Kanana Swami from Delhi Airport. He was scheduled to arrive…

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Equality?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.25) In his list for society at large, Bhismadev mentions, “To equally distribute wealth.” So, are we speaking…

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Transcendental morality

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.25) Continued from, “Lessons in life,” Bhismadev’s list of challenges for society at large to improve their quality…

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Worshipping Giriraja

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 April 2014, Durban, South Africa, Lecture: The glories of the holy name) Krsna’s beauty is stunning! It is said that those devotees who look at Krsna,…

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Unique living beings

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, December 2011, Sasolburg, South Africa, Lecture) Vedic culture says that nature will respond according to the behaviour of people. The behaviour of nature is directly related to…

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