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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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Worshipping the Vaisnavas

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 November 2018, Madhuvana, Vrndavana, India, Parikrama 2018 Lecture) All the wealth we can accrue from a whole lifetime of service is insignificant compared to the blessings…

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Family of Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 November 2018, Kusuma Sarovara, Govardhana, India, Parikrama 2018 Lecture) Krsna’s plan unfolds in our life and we have to allow it to do so. Over time,…

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Emotions in bhakti

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 November 2018, Prema-Sarovara, Vrndavana, India, Parikrama 2018 Lecture) The word bhakti can be translated to devotion, devotional service. Bhaja is the root form of bhakti. Bhaja…

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Wear it like a jewel

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 November 2018, Ter Kadamba, Vrndavana, India, Parikrama 2018 Lecture) There are many limbs of devotional service, 64 to be precise. By engaging in these 64 aspects,…

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Diminishing lust for improved chanting

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 November 2018, Surabhi-Kunda, Govardhana, India, Parikrama 2018 Lecture) Our chanting is not based on a technique. I read a book that described that certain types of…

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Uplifting ourselves

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 6 July 2021, Goloka Dhama, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.1.18) Purification is a realistic element of life. A lot people nowadays go into some therapy with an idea…

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Midlife crisis

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 6 July 2021, Goloka Dhama, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.1.18) “Don’t let any opportunities go by! What if you are missing out in life? You may never get…

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Fulfilling a quota

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 May 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.19.27) Sometimes we see that on the ocean there is a big disaster. There is an oil tank that has…

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Immediately blessed

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 May 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.19.27) We see that by the mercy of the Lord, Hiranyaksa left his body and was greatly blessed. By the…

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Planting the seeds of bhakti

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 10 August 2014, Nove Sady, Czech Republic, Balarama Jayanti Lecture) Lord Balarama carries the plough and Lord Krsna carries a flute. It is said that Balarama is…

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Who can harm ISKCON?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 May 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.19.27) India is full of village things. We are not sure where it all comes from. Some things may have…

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Make some sacrifice for Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 July 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture) Everyone is making sacrifices for material benefit. But those are the sacrifices that we need to gradually…

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Truly extraordinary!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 May 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.19.27) One of Prabhupada’s intimate followers after Prabhupada’s departure had a period where it was difficult to connect. For many…

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Especially sent to help Prabhupada

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(Kadamba Kanana, Swami, 25 June 2021, Split, Croatia, Zoom Meeting) Tamal Krishna Goswami was such a brilliant person. He had a sharp brain and he was just such a general.…

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Half-baked surrender

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 May 2021, Simachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.19.27) Somehow, we are struggling to surrender in this movement. And in the end, for our half-baked surrender which was…

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Back to basics

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 May 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.19.27) Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura makes one statement which is a statement that should not be taken cheaply. He says…

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Blessings of the entire parampara

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 August 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Initiation Ceremony Lecture) With the Mangalacarana prayers, we have invoked the blessings of the entire parampara, coming down from Lord Krsna and…

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Giving disciples a vision

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 April 2020, Durban, South Africa, Vyasa-Puja Lecture) In my youth, I came to Krsna consciousness and I had lots of energy and I used it all…

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A great source of bliss

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 April 2020, Durban, South Africa, Vyasa Puja Lecture) I appreciate the chanting of sixteen rounds. It is the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu that comes through…

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Finding happiness amidst struggles

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 November 2020, Simhachalam, Germany, Caitanya Caritamrta 9.36) It is that pure devotional service that can completely satisfy the heart. Therefore, it is attractive. And therefore, the…

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Flooding with mercy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 April 2020, Durban, South Africa, Vyasa Puja Lecture) Srila Prabhupada would describe how sometimes during the rainy season in Mayapur, the Ganga is flooding its banks…

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The goal of life

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 April 2020, Durban, South Africa, Vyasa Puja Lecture) I have had the fortune of staying in Vrndavana. There were prices of austerities to pay undoubtedly. I…

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Every vaisnava is precious

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 April 2020, Durban, South Africa, Vyasa Puja lecture) From doing things for Krsna to looking after people who were doing things for Krsna to looking after…

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Branch of the Caitanya Tree

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 November 2020, Simhachalam, Germany, Caitanya Caritamrta 9.36) Prabhupada explains that ISKCON is a branch of the Caitanya Tree, of that wish-fulfilling desire tree. So, in this…

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My first encountering of the Holy Name

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 August 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Initiation Ceremony Lecture) When I first encountered the Holy Name, it was in a musical situation. There was a workshop in Amsterdam, some…

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Karma – An old-fashioned suitcase

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 November 2020, Simhachalam, Germany, Caitanya Caritamrta Adi-Lila 9.36) It is said that there are six whips in the material energy – birth, disease, death, hunger, thirst…

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Forgetfulness & Remembrance

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 August 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Janmashtami Lecture) It is said that the spiritual world is the tripad vibhuti (three-quarters of the manifestation) and the material world is…

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Chanting through remembrance

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 August 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Janmashtami Lecture) The reason why we chant without taste or without being attentive is because we are chanting without remembrance of Krsna.…

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Learning to give

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 November 2018, Adi-Badarinatha, India, Parikrama 2018 Lecture) In the Age of Kali, it is not going to be that beautiful. It is not possible to just…

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Guaranteed to go back home

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 August 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Initiation Ceremony Lecture) By taking initiation, there are such powerful blessings which are passed, that practically our journey back to the spiritual…

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eParikrama 2020 Day 28 – Anjanoka

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In 2017 and 2019, His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami took us to Anjanoka, the birthplace of Indulekha, one of the asta-sakhis who intimately serves Radha and Krsna. Check out Maharaja’s…

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eParikrama 2020 Day 27 – Yavat

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In 2016 and 2019, His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami took us to Yavat, where Srimati Radharani was residing in separation from Krsna, after her marriage to Abhimanyu. Check out Maharaja’s…

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eParikrama 2020 Day 25 – Rama-ghata

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In 2016 and 2017, His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami took us to Rama-ghata, where Lord Balarama performed various pastimes with his gopis, including his rasa dance near the banyan tree…

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eParikrama 2020 Day 24 – Unchagaon

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In 2016, 2017 and 2019, His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami took us to Unchagaon, the birthplace of Lalita Devi, who is the most intimate associate of Srimati Radharani. Check out…

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eParikrama 2020 Day 21 – Mukharai

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In 2018, His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami took us to Mukharai, which is the village that used to be the home of Radharani’s maternal grandmother, Mukhara. Mukhara sometimes acted as…

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