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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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STRICTNESS but not FANATISM

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 December 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.8.34) Let us be devotees but let us not punish ourselves, “I am a failure, I am not…

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Love-under-construction

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2015, Cape Town, South Africa, Lecture) You cannot just love like that. At first, love is in practice. We can say, love-under-construction just as in work-in-progress. So…

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Austerity as a stepping stone

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Lecture) Austerity in itself is not a limb of bhakti. Bhakti has sixty-four limbs; this means that there are sixty-four types of activities which…

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Swim for it!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 June 2014, Stockholm, Sweden, Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 22.75) Sadhana-bhakti is like the Ganga. When we take bath in the Ganga, in Mayapur then on the side of…

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Lessons from Coimbatore: Part 2

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, May 2016, Coimbatore, India, Hospital Conversations) Initiation is beginning of our spiritual life and is based on prescribed duty. One should never see the spiritual master as…

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Lessons from Coimbatore: Part 1

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, May 2016, Coimbatore, India, Hospital Conversations) Desire and hate, lust and anger manifests because we do not understand Krsna and this is due to our attachment to…

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BHAKTI – The transforming engine

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From Chandramukha Swami When BHAKTI enters FOOD, FOOD becomes PRASAD, When BHAKTI enters HUNGER, HUNGER becomes a FAST, When BHAKTI enters WATER, WATER becomes CHARANAMRIT, When BHAKTI enters TRAVEL, TRAVEL…

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Forever young!

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Transcribed by Kristin (Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 September 2013, Durban, South Coast Hall Program, Class “Living in truth”) I was reading a story where it is said that “Knowledge” and…

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Deeply rooted

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 July 2013, Vrndavan, India, Bhagavad-gita 14.22 – 25) Devotional service itself is the means to become absorbed. So, Gaudiya vaisnavas do not need to spend so…