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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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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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Illusory beauty

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 08 March 2015, Stockholm, Sweden, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.1.4) After years of chanting, we may stop and say, “Why am I doing this? I don’t feel like it…

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Carrying the vaishnavas

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 April 2011, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture) Srila Prabhupada wrote two letters after the departure of his spiritual master. In the first letter, he said,…

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Curbing pride with intelligence

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 February 2016, Bhaktivedanta Manor, London, UK, Srimad Bhagavatam 10.2.21) After the Govardhana pastime, Krsna went to Govardhana Hill to inspect the damage done by Indra’s thunderbolts.…

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The evolution of consciousness

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 January 2018, New Govardhana, Australia, SB 1.2.15) As soon as we enter into the material body, the body begins to dictate many strong needs which are…

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An eternal resident of the spiritual world

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 December 2017, Gold Coast, Australia, Bhagavad-gita 8.20) We must try to properly glorify Srila Prabhupada in order to understand his unlimited spiritual potency. Srila Prabhupada was…

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Who are we trying to impress?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 July 2012, Modra, Slovakia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1) All throughout history, people have tried to impress other people. Some men have been wearing high hats. Some ladies…

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Real nourishment

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 May 2018, Radhadesh, Belgium, College of Vedic Studies Retreat Lecture: ‘Krsna Consciousness in the Real World’) The other day I was remembering Srila Prabhupada’s statement of…

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Eternal relationships

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 December 2012, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 12.6.40) Sometimes, some souls stay together for a number of lifetimes in different relationships. It depends; they may not…

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Forevermore

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 December 2012, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 12.6.40) I was listening to a lecture of Srila Prabhupada and Prabhupada said, “Love is for Krsna.” We think…

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The past, present and the future

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 January 2018, New Govardhana, Australia, SB 1.2.15) Krsna knows the past, present and the future. He knows us better than we know ourselves because we actually…

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Searching for fulfilment

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 May 2018, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.19.25-32) The material world that we live in has been created by the Supreme Lord and his agents. However creation…

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Spiritual health

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 October 2017, Canberra, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.27.25) Ayurveda is very nice because it is the science of long life. Ayur means life and basically, the idea…

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The boundaries of movie watching

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 May 2018, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.19.25-32) We have to be very careful when it comes to sense enjoyment. Even though it is allowed, it must…

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Super-human

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 January 2018, New Govardhana, Australia, SB 1.2.15) It is extremely nice to explore Krsna because he is a personality who constantly moves between being very human-like…

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The spiritual world is here!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 December 2017, Gold Coast, Australia, Bhagavad-gita 8.20) There is another world than the one we live in. It is transcendental and is not subjected to the…

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