Yearly Archives: 2019

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Ready for 2020?

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Before we welcome 2020, here is a quick summary of 2019. We got a new editor of KKSBlog, released new (and free) e-books, introduced a new online shop manager, published…

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Source of all opportunities

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 May 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.11.25) Krsna is described as the source of all opportunities. This is a fact. Krsna says: sarvasya caham hrdi sannvistho…

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Show people happiness

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 April 2019, Amritsar, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.6.37) Prabhupada told us the story of the old Bengali lady, who while on her death bed, is being forced…

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From lust to love

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 January 2017, Brisbane, Australia, Govinda’s Program Lecture) The material world is dominated by lust. That is what this world is all about; lust somehow or another…

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What happens when we chant?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 January 2017, Brisbane, Australia, House Program Lecture) Kadamba Kanana Swami: What happens when you chant Hare Krsna? There is a change if you chant Hare Krsna.…

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Overcoming our lower nature

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 05 May 2019, Melbourne, Australia, Bhakti Vriksha Program) By surrendering to a pure devotee, we are actually experiencing freedom. The pure devotee sets us free from our…

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Summary – Braja Parikrama 2019

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Twelve days of inspiration, adventures, loads of chanting and hours of travelling. You have made it and probably already arrived home, or are still exploring the holy dhama. There were…

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Mercy means…

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Mercy means we are increasing our relationship with Krsna.Kadamba Kanana Swami This quote is part of the morning class on Srimad Bhagavatam 4.25.50. Kadamba Kanana Swami was in Melbourne on…

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Jaipur Adventures – part 3 – Braja Parikrama 2019

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Written by Rukmiṇī Devī Dāsī A God Who Dances – Rādhā Gopīnātha śrīmān rāsa-rasārambhī vaṁśīvaṭa-taṭa-sthitaḥ karṣan veṇu-svanair gopīr gopī-nāthaḥ śriye ’stu naḥ “Śrī Śrīla Gopīnātha, who originated the transcendental mellow…

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Jaipur Adventures – part 2 – Braja Parikrama 2019

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Written by Rukmini A change of heart with Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Govindajī dīvyad-vṛndāraṇya-kalpa-drumādhaḥ- śrīmad-ratnāgāra-siṁhāsana-sthau śrīmad-rādhā-śrīla-govinda-devau preṣṭhālībhiḥ sevyamānau smarāmi “In a temple of jewels in Vṛndāvana, underneath a desire tree, Śrī Śrī…

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Jaipur Adventues- part 1 – Braja Parikrama 2019

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Written by Rukmini Searching for the Enchanter (Karauli) jayatāṁ suratau paṅgor mama manda-mater gatī mat-sarvasva-padāmbhojau rādhā-madana-mohanau “Glory to the all-merciful Rādhā and Madana-mohana! I am lame and ill advised, yet…

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Day 12 – Braja Parikrama 2019

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Garuda Govinda and Rama Tala Our last day brings us to Bahulavana, Garuda Govinda and Rama tala and unfortunately concludes the Braja Parikrama 2019. Stay tuned for more articles on…

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Day 11 – Braja Parikrama 2019

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Krishna Kunda and Prema sarovara Day 11 welcomes new family members to the growing Kadamba Kanana Swami with initiations at Prema sarovara and Krishna kundar. Written by Rukmiṇī Devī Dāsī…

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Day 9 – Braja Parikrama 2019

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Vrindavan Parikrama Day 9 brings us to the home of Lalita Sakhi close to Radharani’s residence in Varsana. Lalita Sakhi is one of Srimati Radharani’s 8 principle girlfriends. And the…

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Day 8 – Braja Parikrama 2019

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Vrindavan Parikrama Day 8 circles around Vrindavan. Blessed is the land of Vraja, where the creator of the universe, Lord Brahma, dwells in the form of a mountain range in…

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Day 7 – Braja Parikrama 2019

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Anjanoka and Sanket Day 7 takes us to Anjanoka, the village of Indulekha, and to Sanket. At Sanket, midway between Varsana and Nandagram, the midnight or nighttime pastimes between Krishna…

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Day 6 – Braja Parikrama 2019

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Yavat and Vrindakunda Day 6 leads us to Yavat and Vrindakund. Yavat is the village of Abhimanyu, his mother Jatila and sister Kutila. This place is very much glorified by…

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Day 2 – Braj Parikrama 2019

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Gosvami temples in Vrndavana The second day of the Braj Parikrama 2019 takes us around Vrndavana to visit the temples of the six gosvamis; Imli Tal, Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda…

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Day 1 – Braj Parikrama 2019

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Govinda kund and Nrsimhadeva temple in Govardhana The first day of Braj Parikrama 2019 with Kadamba Kanana Swami has started and this first trip takes us to Govardhana, Govinda kund…

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Arrival – Braj Parikrama 2019

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The month of Damodara has started again and Kadamba Kanana Swami has set foot in the holy land of Vrndavana, coming straight from New York City. Maharaj is all set…

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Seeing Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31 October 2018, Murwillumbah, Australia, Home Program Lecture) Everybody close your eyes and take a deep breath – breath in and then breath out. Now, in your…

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Higher taste

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27 June 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.13.17) Some people say that the greatest enjoyment in the material world is sex. Well, we can also say that…

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The reality of cultural imbalance

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31 March 2018, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Human Relationships Lecture) Human relationships in this modern world are scary. There is so much fear whether a relationship…

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Being bound by love

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 April 2019, Amritsar, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.6.37) Devotional service binds us to Krsna in responsibility. The first time we do little seva, we gradually start to…

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Endless Mellows

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Set amidst the rolling hills of the Ardennes, Radhadesh is an ideal setting to celebrate the holy name. Whilst the beautiful forest, exquisite deities and peaceful location all contribute to…

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Temporary Identity

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Our relationship with the material body is a temporary one; it is not part of our true self. The body is simply a temporary identity.Home program, Cape Town, South Africa,…

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Braja Parikrama 2019 – Reminder

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One cannot come to Vrndavana by road, boat, train, plane or helicopter, one simply cannot. One can only come by pure devotional service, there is no other way to come……

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Krsna’s beautiful nature

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 April 2019, Amritsar, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.6.37) Krsna’s beauty is not only external. His beauty is not only in His form and in His lotus eyes…

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Strange things happen when you fly!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 September 2012, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 11.31.22-23) Krsna is like the sun – the sun that appears in this world, the sun that rises and the…

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Guru or Krsna?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 April 2019, Amritsar, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.6.37) Question: Whose mercy is more important, Guru or Krsna? There is no difference between the mercy of Guru and…

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Stop being self-centred

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“Turning to Lord Caitanya’s sankirtana movement is really the only way to stop being self-centred.” Vyasa-puja speech, after VP ceremony, 28 April 2019 This quote was featured in the short…

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Satisfaction as an austerity

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 October 2018, Camp de Masque, Mauritius, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1) In the Bhagavad-Gita, it is mentioned that there is the austerity of the body, austerity of the…

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Look a little deeper

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 August 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Bhagavad-gita 13.3) Everyone is trying to be happy in the material world. Real happiness however is found on a deeper level. Now,…

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A spiritual influence

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 July 2019, Bhaktivedanta Manor, United Kingdom, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.45) Bhismadeva was not only a pure devotee, but very much a self-reliant devotee. He was a devotee…

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Happiness means full freedom

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 April 2019, Amritsar, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.6.37) Full happiness means full freedom. As long as we are not fully happy, we are chained, we are trapped…

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Decisions, decisions!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 October 2018, Camp de Masque, Mauritius, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1) People have so many, so many practical questions for me. Someone comes and asks, “Shall I get…

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Vaisnava seva on CD

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Vaisnava seva was released in 2000 and it was the first ever studio album by Kadamba Kanana Swami. It proved to be a classic, as it is still the long…

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Loneliness is Maya

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 October 2018, Camp de Masque, Mauritius, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1) We see that the residents of Vrndavana may forget Krsna’s divine nature, but they never forget Krsna…

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Why did Krsna appear?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2 September 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Janmashtami Lecture) There are various answers in various scriptures to this question. In the Bhagavad-gita, we have the verse: paritrāṇāya sādhūnāḿ vināśāya…

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Vrindavana Braja Parikrama 2019 Registration

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Registration has opened! Register now… The annual Braja Vrindavana parikrama will bring you closer to Krishna, his family & friends and His pastimes. Find the registration details below. Registration is…

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Never forget Krsna

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Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 October 2018, Camp de Masque, Mauritius, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1) Even Mother Yashoda could occasionally, for some moments, understand that Krsna was the Supreme Lord. But then,…

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The supreme servant

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 August 2016, Zadar, Croatia, Balarama Jayanti Lecture) Balarama is the elder brother of Krsna and also the direct expansion of Krsna. He is non-different from Krsna.…

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No happiness outside Vrndavana

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 September 2012, Pretoria, South Africa, Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya-Lila 13.1-8) Ratha Yatra is a festival of ecstasy because Lord Caitanya knew very well that Krsna cannot be…

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