Yearly Archives: 2019

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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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Bed of arrows

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Bhaktivedanta Manor, United Kingdom, 17 July 2019, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.45) Bhismadeva was lying on a bed of arrows. I do not know if you ever had any…

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Flood the entire world!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 February 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, Caitanya Caritamrta Adi Lila 1.2) Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu had one desire. He had a desire to flood the entire world with…

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The culture of ISKCON

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 June 2019, New York, United States of America, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.20) There is a culture within this movement. Srila Prabhupada brought the transcendental knowledge from India…

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His loving mercy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 February 2019, New York, United States of America, Bhagavad-gita 7.7) In the tenth chapter of Bhagavad-gita, ahaà sarvasya prabhavo mattaù sarvaà pravartate (Bhagavad-gita 10.8), we can…

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True brotherhood

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 September 2014, Scottburgh, South Africa, Youth Programme) Question: So how can we, the youth of the world, take on this great ideal where we say, “We…

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A gradual progress

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 March 2012, Prague, Czech Republic, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.9.8) Question: When it comes to stumbling blocks in spiritual progress, with things like lust, pride and disturbances of…

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Purchased by love

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 June 2019, New York, United States of America, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.20) Duryodhana was working very hard to win people over to his side and he was…

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A lesson from Mr. Bean

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 February 2019, New York, United States of America, Bhagavad-gita 7.7) Do you ever watch Mr. Bean? Well, there is one episode that I like where he…

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Keeping you in the loop

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You might have noticed that things have slowed down a bit on KKSBlog. We used to post daily quotes & stories, regular audio recordings and more of that good stuff.…

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Great visionaries

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 June 2019, New York, United States of America, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.20) The Pandavas were not ordinary people in two ways; not ordinary in the sense that…

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Acceptance of our destiny

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 February 2019, New York, United States of America, Bhagavad-gita 7.7) It is said that when it comes to the material energy, Krsna is not directly controlling…

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Turning crows into swans

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 June 2019, New York, United States of America, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.20) Just like Srila Prahbupada comments on the verse. pṛthivīte āche yata nagarādi grāmasarvatra pracāra haibe…

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Suffering – A bitter medicine

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 February 2019, New York, United States of America, Bhagavad-gita 7.7) How can we look at Krsna and see Him as the well-wisher of all living beings…

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Nothing is higher than love

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 16 March 2014, Melbourne, Australia, Caitanya Caritamrta Adi Lila 13.80) Krsna shows that ultimately, higher even than dharma (duty), is the love that exists between Krsna and…

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Divine blessings

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 April 2019, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 9.15.31) The German writer Goethe, who is like the German equivalent of Shakespeare, came up with an interesting point. He…

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Cultivating through generosity

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31 December 2018, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25.21) When Srila Prabhupada started the Sunday love feast, there were about fifteen preparations where each one was outstanding. There…

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A movement based on sincere efforts

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31 December 2018, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25.21) Woody Allen once said, “You can go to a church, a temple or a mosque but that does not…

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Jaipur – Braja Parikrama

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JAIPUR Trip Parikrama to the Pink City “It is a city of dusty-pink palaces set aglow in soft light,” say the romantics. “It is ancient royalty, pristine architecture and a…

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Surviving hardships

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 February 2019, New York, United States of America, Bhagavad-gita 7.7) We are experiencing how everything in this world goes through six transformations. Everything comes into being,…

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Economics of Mayapur

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31 December 2018, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25.21) Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is mahā-vadānyāya – He is most magnanimous. Devotees are also magnanimous where they will give gifts and receive…

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Krsna is everywhere!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 February 2019, New York, United States of America, Bhagavad-gita 7.7) We can see how everything is connected with Krsna. We can see that Krsna is the…

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An auspicious appearance

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 March 2019, Durban, South Africa, Kendra nama-hatta) The Lord is one without a second. He is inconceivable and He takes unlimited forms. Of all these forms,…

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Taste of Love

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31 December 2018, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25.21) After taking sannyasa, Lord Caitanya, by a trick of Lord Nityananda, met all the devotees from Bengal, including Mother Saci.…

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Vrindavana Braja Parikrama 2019

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The festivals keep coming! The Vyasa-puja festival was just a month ago and now we are already planning for Kartik; this time with a special surprise! Before we however get…

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Conquering in relationships

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31 December 2018, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25.21) We have to conquer in relationships. We can never take them for granted and we can never think, “Now…

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The man on the moon

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Vrindavan India 4 April 2019, SB 8.17.25-27) They did not go to the moon. Although I was there in front of the television and we saw it,…

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