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The words of Kadamba Kanana Swami transcribed from classes, seminars and other speaking engagements transformed into articles that quote & highlight interesting and inspiring bits of spiritual knowledge and realizations from the sastra and his personal life.

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Kartik meditation

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 October 2011, Melbourne, Australia, Home Program) Damodarastakam, Verse 1 To the Supreme Lord, whose form is the embodiment of eternal existence, knowledge, and bliss, whose shark-shaped…

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The spirit of Vrindavan

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, October 2011, Melbourne, Australia, Lecture) During the month of Kartik, there is the chance to make special advancement. Especially whoever goes to Vrindavan is very fortunate because in…

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Lessons in life

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27 June 2015, New York, USA, Bhagavad-gita 9.33) Question: You mentioned the shooting incident. I am curious to know how this specific experience affected you in a personal way,…

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Stay on the bus!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 09 July 2014, Serbia, Summer Camp, Lecture after kirtan) In Mayapur, there is a bus that stops everyday in front of the gate of our Sri Caitanya…

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A real guru

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 05 September 2018, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.24.50) Different countries are famous for their varieties of export. The Middle East exports, for instance, are known for oil…

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Q&A with KKS: Projects in India

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 January 2018, Brisbane, Australia, Q&A Programme) You stayed in Vrndavan and Mayapur where you were in charge of many projects such as building Prabhupada’s samadhi. What was…

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Moving forward

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2018, Durban, South Africa, Human Relationships Lecture) Krsna is always showing us the next step in our spiritual lives. So if it is clear that the…

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Flying your own plane

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2018, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Human Relationships Lecture) Our goal is to use the time that we have to deepen our lives. When devotees meet,…

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Q&A with KKS: Changes in ashram

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 January 2018, Brisbane, Australia, Q&A Programme) Can you tell us a bit about the time you entered into the grhasta ashram. How was that a factor in…

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Q&A with KKS: Current preaching mission

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 January 2018, Brisbane, Australia, Q&A Programme) Since you accepted the sanyas order, you have been travelling around the world. Can you tell us a bit about…

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Celebrating Radhastami

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 September 2015, Pretoria, South Africa, Radhastami Lecture) Today is the auspicious day of Radhastami, a day we must all spend meditating on Srimati Radharani. Since Radharani…

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A day of introspection

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 September 2015, Pretoria, South Africa, Radhastami Lecture) Radhastami is very different to Janmastami. Janmastami is a big public festival that is widely celebrated and members from…

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The topmost love of Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 September 2013, Durban, South Africa, Radhastami Lecture) Srimati Radharani has the potency to fully capture and satisfy Krsna, however then comes the greatest mystery of all…

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Q&A with KKS: First trip to Vrndavan

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 January 2018, Brisbane, Australia, Q&A Programme) How did you go to Vrndavan? Is this when you took up Krsna consciousness seriously? I was walking with the cows…

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Q&A with KKS: First acceptance of Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 January 2018, Brisbane, Australia, Q&A Programme) Can you capture the moment when you accepted Krsna as the ultimate truth. Because many of the sadhus I met in India…

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Q&A with KKS: First connections

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 January 2018, Brisbane, Australia, Q&A Programme) When was the first time you connected with someone within the realm of Krsna consciousness? How did that develop into…

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Q&A with KKS: First trip to India

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 January 2018, Brisbane, Australia, Q&A Programme) What was it that first gave you the idea to travel to India? What was the inspiration behind going there…

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Q&A with KKS: Early life

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 January 2018, Brisbane, Australia, Q&A Programme) Can you talk about your early life? What recollections do you have about your childhood and your family? I am…

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Reach Krsna through Vaishnavas

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 January 2018, Brisbane, Australia, Q&A Programme) How do we know if Krsna is pleased with our service? We serve Krsna under the guidance of the Vaishnavas; the Vaishnavas…

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Our love for Prabhupada

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, October 2009, Vrindavan, India, Lecture) Love means to put our ideas aside for someone else. When we love someone, we will put our own agenda aside and…

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Janmastami is coming

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 August 2014, Goloka-dhama, Germany, Janmastami, Srimad Bhagavatam 10.41.6-10)   We remember the pastime of when Krsna first came to Mathura and he met a garland-maker, Sudama,…

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Strive for bhakti yoga

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 January 2018, Brisbane, Australia, Q&A Programme) In this age, which path of yoga (karma, jnana or bhakti) should we follow? Karma yoga basically means that we engage…

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The incarnation of beauty

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 05 June 2016, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 25.57) The all blissful Supreme Personality of Godhead is eternally young and not plagued by any imperfections, not plagued…

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Willingness to change

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2018, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture) How can we help people deal with their aggression and anger? This is dependant on the seriousness of one’s…

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Live and let live

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2018, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture) How do I deal with a relationship where there is a lot of friction? Such things are all a…

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Genuine appreciation

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 September 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Evening Lecture) The more the eternal associates of Krsna develop their love for Krsna, the more they also develop their…

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Stand up for Krsna!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 February 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.19.4) If we want to be counted amongst the saints, we must have the courage to stand up for…

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Inspire through love and sacrifice

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2018, Durban, South Africa, Human Relationships Lecture) Question: What is the most appropriate way to inspire your spouse towards Krsna consciousness? With a lot of love!…

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Learning to be tolerant

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 January 2018, Brisbane, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.7.20) Tolerance is a quality of the mode of goodness, which is the mode of detachment. This is in contrast…

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We are here by grace!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 January 2018, Brisbane, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.7.20) We have been given the gift of the holy name, but actually, we are given even more than that.…

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Krsna’s mercy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, November 2015, Vrindavan, India, Video Interview) When the living being turns away from Krsna then suffering begins. Happiness only exists in the relationship with Krsna so when…

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Vaisnava forgiveness

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 January 2015, Simhachalam, Germany, Caitanya Caritamrta Antya 7.16) It is because we are proud, because we claim to know everything, because we are lazy, because we…

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An amazing movement of amazing people!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2018, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Human Relationships Lecture) You cannot become saintly by declaration, “From this day on, I will be saintly!” Good luck, this sounds like…

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From shallow to profound!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 January 2018, Brisbane, Australia, Govinda’s Program Lecture) Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare This mahamantra is…

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My dream

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 April 2015, Radhadesh, Belgium, Culture Festival Lecture) I think it would be really nice if my disciples would have real, genuine relationships amongst each other –…

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Spiritual wealth

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, October 2011, Sydney, Australia, Lecture) If you come to the temple once a week, that is spiritually poor! It’s a poor lifestyle. You don’t get much spiritual…

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Miracles of Nimai

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 January 2018, Murwillumbah, Australia, Home Program Lecture) From the very beginning, Nimai showed transcendental features as a child. For instance, he was showing the footprints of…

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Meditate while chanting

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2008, South Africa, South Coast Retreat) We must go deeper in our meditation. Chanting is to be accompanied by meditation, so we must meditate on who Krsna…

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The pressure to be super good!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 March 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.7.52) Humility is something alien in the modern world. We had a comic in Holland; I saw it as a…

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Defining love

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 May 2016, Vrndavana, India, Bhagavad-gita 3.34) It is interesting that when speaking of prema (pure love for Krsna) in the Srimad Bhagavatam, the example is given…

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Evaluate

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2018, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture) Human relationships become meaningful when Krsna is the priority. It is not good enough when Krsna is simply there…

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Blessings of the vaishnavas

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 December 2017, Gold Coast, Australia, Bhagavad-gita 8.20) At the end of our lives, there will be a weighing scale to see if we have enough to…

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