Monthly Archives: May, 2016

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Say YES!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 January 2014, Durban, South Africa, Lecture)  We can become free from personal motivation. It comes from sacrifice in devotional service; it cannot come from anything else.…

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Top priority

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 December 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 9.19.19) This human life is very short and we have to be very careful that we do not…

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Service beyond our lifetime

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 June 2014, Bhaktivedanta Manor, London, Caitanya Caritamrta Adi-Lila 8.63-66) It is mentioned in the Hari Bhakti Vilasa that if one accepts the worship of a deity…

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The demon within

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 February 2016, Bhaktivedanta Manor, United Kingdom, Srimad Bhagavatam 10.2.21) It is true that there is that inner animal within us. The animal that we hide. The…

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Keep it simple

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 March 2016, Durban, South Africa, Lecture at Sunday Program) Bhagavad-gita makes it very clear – we should not waste our time in trying to control the material energy…

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Pleased in the heart

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 05 September 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Initiation Lecture) We need the blessings of the spiritual master. It is said that we should try to please the spiritual master.…

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The 2015 BBT Africa Annual Report

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Dear  BBT Africa Supporter The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust Africa herewith presents to you its Annual Report for 2015. Download Here Snapshot The continent has recorded its best score since 1992,…

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Coimbatore 2016: Part 1

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Written by Nimai After leaving Vrindavan, Kadamba Kanana Swami flew from Delhi to Coimbatore in South India (06 May), where he was warmly received by a group of devotees who…

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The ocean of loving exchange

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 March 2016, Durban, South Africa, Lecture at House Program) How is it possible for the spiritual world to be present in the material world? Krsna did…

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No ordinary name!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 05 September 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Initiation Lecture) When we get initiated and we get a new name, at first it is a shock. In my case, it…

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The road to love

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 May 2016, Vrndavana, India, Bhagavad-gita 3.34) Prabhupada used the traffic metaphor for spiritual life and I like this metaphor. It is like this, you start driving…

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From Europe to India, May 2016

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Written by Nimai After his Vyasa Puja festival in Radhadesh, Kadamba Kanana Swami travelled to India for a one month stay. We arrived in Vrindavan on 30 April and spent…

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Kingsday 2016

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Written by Nandan Wednesday, 27 April It feels like yesterday that we were on the last Kingsday parade. Already a year gone…. This may have already been said umpteen times…

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Vyasa Puja 2016: Day 3

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Written by Nandan Srimad Bhagavatam 7.8.19-24 The temple deities were stunning as always. It never fails to astonish me how the pujaris can dress the deities so beautifully every day!…

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Vyasa Puja 2016: Day 2, Part 3

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Written by Nandan Evening festivities in the Community Hall… The display in the community room was not as elaborate as last year but it was pretty and sparkly. There was…

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Vyasa Puja 2016: Day 2, Part 2

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Written by Nandan The Initiation Ceremony Monday, 25 April – 3.45pm and it was still crisp outside and rather muggy. But inside the temple it was very warm indeed. Warm…

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Vyasa Puja 2016: Day 2, Part 1

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Written by Nandan Srimad Bhagavatam 7.8.18 The second day (25 April) of the festivities and it was a bright but nippy morning. Guru Puja had just finished, the temple room…

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A touch of ecstasy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 January 2016, Drakensberg, South Africa, Lecture) Remembrance of Krsna is the result of hearing and chanting. When you hear and chant, then automatically remembrance comes, sravanam…

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The walking dhama

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 March, Durban, South Africa, Lecture at House Program) Jiva Goswami states in his Bhakti Sandarbha that Vrindavan is a state of consciousness. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta once said…

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Devotee relationships

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 May 2015, Cronulla, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.8.35) We need some happiness in Krsna consciousness. A little happiness helps; it makes life easier so we need some…