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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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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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Protecting ourselves

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 April 2018, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.16.26 – 30) We really have to take responsibility for our own Krsna consciousness; to make arrangements for…

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Succeeding in surrender

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 March 2018, Durban, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture) Comment: The process of surrender is meant to be dynamic and continuous. To accept favourable things and reject…

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Mercy office

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 October 2017, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.3.17) Question: What is the highest act we may perform to attract the mercy of Radharani? To serve Lord Nityananda.…

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An inconceivable society

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 December 2017, New Govardhana, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.10-12) We live in a society that is based on passion and ignorance. This is all we know; nothing…

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Follow the leader

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 September 2015, Durban, South Africa, Kirtan at NJP) Kirtan means that we have to listen. Just like in chanting japa, in kirtan there is also inattentive…

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Knowledge for the entire world

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 10 February 2013, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 9.1.34) It is very interesting how Vrindavan is the abode which can offer pure devotional service. Both qualitatively and quantitatively,…

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My service

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 October 2015, Chowpatty, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 10.69.41) Only in Vrndavana is Krsna fully manifesting his pure transcendental nature which is based only on loving exchange and…

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Tell me something good

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 July 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Spirit Matters Program) If we are very tolerant, patient and positive, I think that we can deal with a lot.…

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Special instructions

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 06 April 2015, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture: What is devotional service) Having a spiritual master is not a casual thing! One should really dedicate himself…

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The prayers of Prahlad

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 May 2015, Simhachalam, Germany, Nrsimha Caturdasi Morning Lecture) om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah When Srila Prabhupada was lecturing on the appearance day…

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Fulfilling the purpose of Bhagavad-gita

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 December 2017, Sydney, Australia, Bhagavad-gita 1.1) Dhrtarastra was blind; not just physically blind but also spiritually blind. This is because he did not understand the goal…

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Special mercy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 December 2017, Govinda Valley, Australia, Initiation Lecture) The essence of the process that we are following in this movement is the chanting of the holy name.…

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Spontaneous devotional service

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 January 2018, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.12.23-24) Our first Ratha Yatra in Jaipur was a humble attempt. The devotees had just recently opened a small little…

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Planting pearls

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 December 2017, Govinda Valley, Australia, Initiation Lecture) We should understand that we are always accepted by Krsna through the prayer of our spiritual master. Therefore, we…

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Combatting anxiety

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 December 2017, Sydney, Australia, Bhagavad-gita 1.1) It is said in the scriptures that when we have a goal which is other than satisfying the senses of…

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Your mercy case

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 October 2017, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.3.17) I have a disciple who always signs their letters with ‘your mercy case’ instead of the usual ‘your servant’.…

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Embracing restrictions

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 January 2018, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.12.23-24) The human form of life is very different from the animal form of life. In the human form, we…

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Such a vision

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 November 2017, Mayapur, India, Nectar of Devotion Seminar) “The places in the eighty-four square mile district of Mathura are so beautifully situated on the banks of…

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Our natural position

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 October 2017, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.3.17) We are currently living in an age where everyone is over-educated and has a degree that is not going…

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