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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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The transcendental boatman

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 March 2019, Durban, South Africa, Lotus Park Nama Hatta) The waves hitting the Jaladuta were overwhelmingly powerful, and as Prabhupada was rocked about on the Atlantic…

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The Essence is Transcendence

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 August 2018, Vrindavan, India, Bhagavad-gita 4.9) Sometimes I feel that the temple is transcendental, the Bhagavad-gita is transcendental, the holy name is transcendental, and the devotees…

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To increase our inspiration

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 August 2018, Vrindavan, India, Bhagavad-gita 4.9) In The Nectar of Devotion there is a reference to ‘sāndrānanda-viśeṣātmā,’ that we must make devotional service more dense. One of the symptoms…

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The Highest Taste

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 August 2018, Vrindavan, India, Bhagavad-gita 4.9). The pastimes of Krsna have more power to capture the heart than any other pastime. Therefore, to develop love for…

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An Essential Realization

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 August 2018, Vrindavan, India, Bhagavad-gita 4.9) In Germany Srila Prabhupada was speaking with professor Durkheim. In that discussion they were speaking about the soul being eternal…

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Life according to the Bhagavatam

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 05 February 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.43-44) bhyāsa-yoga-yuktena cetasā nānya-gāminā paramaṁ puruṣaṁ divyaṁ yāti pārthānucintayan, (Bhagavad-gita 8.8) Krsna says in the Bhagavad-gita that by regular practise…

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Service to the devotees

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 01 December 2014, Mayapur, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.1.50) Question: To a certain degree, we may want to become pure devotees, but how can we make this desire…

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Becoming steady

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 March 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Bhagavad-gita Lecture) Question: How does one become steady in one’s Krsna consciousness? By depending more and more on Krsna. In…

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An instrument of Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 April 2016, Radhadesh, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.8.14-16) It is said sometimes that anger is the younger brother of lust. First, there is our desire to control. We want a…

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Chant for upliftment

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, November 2015, Vrindavan, India, Video Interview) We chant the Hare Krsna maha-mantra because it is said that by chanting these sixteen syllables all the influence of the…

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Why I love kirtan

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, November 2015, Vrindavan, India, Video Interview) Why I love kirtan? I don’t know if I love kirtan but I am addicted to kirtan! Love is such a big word that I…

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The cloud of illusion

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 May 2016, Vrndavana, India, Bhagavad-gita 3.34) We may not be fully Krsna conscious, our love for Krsna may not be so deep and there may be…

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Enthusiasm

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 September 2018, Petite Riviere, Mauritius, Lecture) Transcendental sound is echoing around the world. The world which is egg-shaped and hollow inside, consists of several layers. All these universes…

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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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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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