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Cape Town, October 2016

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Written by Sesa Das  On Saturday morning (01 October), Kadamba Kanana Swami flew from Durban to Cape Town and was joyfully welcomed at the airport by a group of devotees,…

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Cape Town, September 2016

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Written by Vasanti dd The devotees of Cape Town were very happy to finally have Kadamba Kanana Swami’s association again since his visit in December last year. He arrived on…

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Cape Town, December 2015

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Written by Vasanti dd Arrival – 18 December The air was buzzing with activity at the ISKCON Cape Town Temple of Sri Sri Nitai Mayapurchandra.  Devotees had flown in from…

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Become refreshed!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 November 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Evening Lecture) Krsnadas Kaviraj Goswami describes how the tongue is desert-like… always dry and in constant need of an endless flow…

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Cape Town, April 2015: Recordings

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Here are audio recordings taken during Kadamba Kanana Swami’s visit to Cape Town. Apologies for the poor quality of some files. You may listen online by clicking the “play” button.…

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Cape Town, April 2015

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The recent travel posts of Kadamba Kanana Swami have not been published according to the sequence in which they happened. It is mostly because our team has not been able…

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It saves lives

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 December 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 9.19.26)  Prescribed duty does not exactly sound like following the path of ecstasy. It sounds like, “Oh, I do…

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Cape Town, December 2014: Recordings

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Please find below recordings from Kadamba Kanana Swami’s visit to Cape Town. You may listen online by hitting the “play” button or download by right-clicking on a title and “save…

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Cape Town, December 2014

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Report by Nicole  After a six week stay in Mayapur, Kadamba Kanana Swami arrived in Cape Town on Saturday, 20 December, for a short visit. After just a night of…

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Cape Town, September 2014

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Report by Brhat Mrdanga Das Maharaj arrived in Cape Town during the afternoon of the 15th and one would not be able to tell that he had done a Ratha Yatra in Soweto…

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Oh my Lord, make me dance!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 April 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Lecture at House Program) Prabhupada danced on so many occasions! But the most importance statement about Srila Prabhupada’s dancing is…

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The time is now

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 April 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Lecture at House Program) I remember a Vyasa puja offering from Bhurijana, a senior disciple of Srila Prabhupada. He joined…

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Creating friendships

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 April 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Lecture at House Program) In a small temple, with predominately congregational devotees – that means devotees who are maintaining a…

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Lessons from life

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 April 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Lecture at House Program)  I was reading a quote from the German philosopher which I liked, and he said, “When an…

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Our internal life

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 08 April 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Rama Naumi Initiation Lecture) There exists our internal life. One cannot just be fixed on dharma by determination,”Okay, by intelligence…

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An important element of happiness

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 April 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Rama Naumi Initiation Lecture ) One element of happiness is giving mercy to others – that brings happiness. That always…

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Dancing like Krsna’s puppet

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 08 April 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Rama Naumi Initiation Lecture )  There are sacrifices to be made in service. When one is just having a comfortable…

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Some good advice

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 08 April 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Rama Naumi Initiation Lecture) Initiation is not only about the ceremony but afterwards, success in spiritual life always depends on…

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Cape Town Revisited, April 2014

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Kadamba Kanana Swami is NOT in South Africa but in the United Kingdom currently. He visited Cape Town from 28 March to 04 April (read all about part one by…

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Recordings from Cape Town, April 2014

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Kadamba Kanana Swami visited Cape Town from 28 March to 4 April 2014. Please find below recordings of lectures and kirtans from the various programs that he participated in. You…

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The Cape of Good Hope, April 2014

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It was in 1652 that Dutch colonialist, Jan van Riebeeck, reached the native pastoral land of the southernmost tip of the African continent. It was due to the optimism of…

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“I cannot die!”

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, BYS lecture) There’s a famous story of Alexander the Great who walked into this particular town. Apart from the presence of…

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Conquering the spiritual master – Part I

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa) Transcribed by Rukmini devi dasi Bhakti Charu Maharaja tells a nice story. In Srila Prabhupada’s final days, Maharaja was part of…

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South Africa, September 2013: Part II

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Article by Bhakta Martin Kindt After a marathon of events in Durban and Johannesburg, Kadamba Kanana Swami flew to cosmopolitan Cape Town, a city at the foot of Table Mountain.…

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Simple for the simple

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 December 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.6.31)  Sometimes we have people who are so much into the rules and regulations but with that, they…

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Matter doesn’t exist

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 March 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.12.7) Allen Ginsberg, the poet, had conversations with Srila Prabhupada. In reading Srila Prabhupada’s conversations, I liked the ones…

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On having insurance

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 March 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.12.7) One can take out insurance, there is no harm in that. As long as one is trying…

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God exists in the heart

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 March 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.12.7) Some theologians have come up with a theory and said, “God was initially involved with the creation but…

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Vaisnava generosity

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 March 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.12.7) Why are the gopis classified as the top most devotees? Because they gave up everything. These gopis,…

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Don’t keep out the anchor

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 October 2006, Cape Town, South Africa, Initiation lecture) The first and foremost process in our Krsna consciousness is the chanting of the holy name of the…

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Following in the footsteps

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 October 2006, Cape Town, South Africa, Initiation lecture) When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was in Jagannatha Puri, the vaisnavas from Navadwip went to see him and they asked him…

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To make a special endeavour

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 March 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.12.6) Bhakti Tirtha Maharaja, in his span of 55 years has shown us a life of dedication. The…

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Evolution vs Bhagavad-gita

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami,  30 June 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) It is a very complex world and some people think that the world came about by chance. Charles Darwin was…

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Hierarchy in nature

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27 December 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.6.39) One living being is food for another. So that is a very brutal design, basically intense! And…

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Effective preaching

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31 December 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.7.4) Srila Prabhupada was in Japan and he went to Dai Nippon which  was a printing company and they…

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Alleviating karma

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31 December 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.7.4) We should care about devotees. It is difficult but we want to look after devotees. When it comes…

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A clear indication

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31 December 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.7.4) There is a story which describes a man who got hit by a vehicle. It was a…

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Choose to be happy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) I saw a mathematician, Stephan Unwin, who wrote a book. He was a professional consultant for insurance companies and a big…

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Simultaneously one and many

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 December 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture) Srila Prabhupada many times addressed mayavadi impersonalists because as soon as you go shopping in the marketplace…

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Desire tree

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 December 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Srila Prabhupada Evening) One picture that I like very much is that famous picture of Prabhupada in Tompkins Square Park, under…

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Based on fear

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Bhagavad-gita Chapter 5) Question: I was just thinking of how we could treat everyone as friends. Maybe we should not be…

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What’s wrong with stress?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Bhagavad-gita Chapter 5) So what’s wrong with stress, a little stress? If there is no stress, or if you don’t…

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Cape Town – Part 3

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Audio recordings Please find below, the remaining lectures and bhajans by Kadamba Kanana Swami while he was in Cape Town. On Thursday (28 December), an evening program was held in glorification…

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Cape Town – Part 2

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Ratha Yatra 29 December 2012 There are many Ratha Yatra festivals in South Africa throughout the year. However, the one in Cape Town is unique due to its cosmopolitan appeal.…

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Cape Town – Part I

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Could it be Maharaja’s love for the devotees in Cape Town or perhaps the enthusiasm with which the devotees receive him here that since his arrival, he has temporarily suspended…

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