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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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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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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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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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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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There is no other way…

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 January 2018, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.12.17-21) Comment: When I am deeply suffering, there is no desire to serve because the pain is overwhelming… Yes, when…

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Early rising for quality chanting

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2005, Durban, South Africa, Lecture) We must chant our sixteen rounds early in the morning and not spread it throughout the day. This is the spirit! There…

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Say YES to devotional service!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 September 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Lecture) Every day we remind ourselves of Krsna’s eternal activities because we know that it will capture our mind. At…

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Hopelessly addicted

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 05 September 2012, Kirtana Mela, Germany, CC Antya Lila 3.52) What unknown nectar will the day bring us today? As our faith in Krsna grows then we…

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“Which service is the best?”

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 08 July 2016, Villa Vrindavan, Italy, Sravanam Kirtanam Festival) kaler doṣa-nidhe rājann asti hy eko mahān guṇaḥ kīrtanād eva kṛṣṇasya mukta-saṅgaḥ paraṁ vrajet (Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.3.51) Kali yuga is an ocean of faults but there is ONE good quality…

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Are you ecstatic?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 April 2013, Stockholm, Sweden, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.17.1) Although it is mentioned that harer nāma harer nāma, harer nāmaiva kevalam, kalau nāsty eva nāsty eva, nāsty eva…

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The Holy Name

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 July 2009, Japa Talks) In many years of chanting, not every day was an optimal one. I have chanted when I was tired, when I was…

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Sixteen on the go…

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2009, Melbourne, Australia, Lecture) The best way to chant is to chant at the same time every day. The best is to chant sixteen rounds in…

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Meeting Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 June 2009, Japa Talks)  “This chanting should go on. Instead of meetings, resolutions, dissolutions, revolutions and then no solutions, there should be chanting.” His Divine Grace…

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Lasting committments

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 08 September, Phoenix, South Africa)  So how sincere are we really!? We should not so easily accept that we are sincere but rather we should see that…

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Krsna consciousness is a choice

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 September 2014, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.10.4) Spiritual life has been challenging in every age, even in the satya yuga! Although in the satya yuga,…

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Keeping it simple

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 09 October 2011, Melbourne, Australia, Lecture) We simplify our life just for the sake of chanting Hare Krsna. There is no other reason. We can have everything…

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The eighth offense to the holy name

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 July 2016, London, England, Initiation Lecture) The eighth offense to the holy name is, “To consider the chanting of Hare Krsna to be one of the…

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Planning…

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 April 2014, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.4.49-50) Our purpose is fixed and we should not let obstructing circumstances to block us permanently. Somehow or other, we…

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Excuses, Excuses

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 09 March 2014, Sydney, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.6.11) I have a cartoon. The first picture shows a child, you know, baby just born and the caption says,…

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An open invitation

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 April 2014, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Lecture) śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya-dayā karaha vicāra vicāra karite citte pābe camatkāra (Caitanya Caritamrta Adi 8.15) Krsnadas Kaviraj Goswami is saying that the…

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A moment of truth

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, October 2014, Mayapur, India, Siksastakam Seminar: Verses 1&2, Part 1) The process of glorification of Krsna through his name is actually our means of purification. So we are…

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Let’s get serious

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 01 December 2014, Mayapur, India, Srimad Bhagavatam Lecture 6.1.50) Question: You have said that we are on our own and it is up to us to go…

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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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Transformation

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 October 2015, Chowpatty, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 10.69.41) We are currently serving in the material world and using the paraphernalia of the material world in the service…

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Focus on Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2011, Helsinki, Finland, Lecture) It is said that from all services, the chanting of Hare Krsna is the first and foremost. It is the most important. Of…

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Chant for purification

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, October 2014, Mayapur, India, Siksastakam Seminar: Verses 1&2, Part 1) Currently, our chanting may not be so complete, in the sense that it is free from any…

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Chant and be happy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 06 April 2015, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture: The secret of spiritual advancement) It is said that the spiritual master is very pleased when the devotees…

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The victory of the holy name

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 01 June 2015, New Govardhana, Australia, Caitanya Caritamrta Antya Lila 20.12) ceto-darpaṇa-mārjanaṁ bhava-mahā-dāvāgni-nirvāpaṇaṁ śreyaḥ-kairava-candrikā-vitaraṇaṁ vidyā-vadhū-jīvanam ānandāmbudhi-vardhanaṁ prati-padaṁ pūrṇāmṛtāsvādanaṁ sarvātma-snapanaṁ paraṁ vijayate śrī-kṛṣṇa-saṅkīrtanam “Let there be all victory…

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Surrender to the sound of holy name!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 March 2009, Introduction before Kirtan) The holy name of Krsna is descending directly from the spiritual world. It is out of Krsna’s unlimited kindness that he…

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A desire tree

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 May 2015, Brisbane, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.42) Yesterday, at the Sunday program, I mentioned that chanting changes us internally and it awakens our love for Krsna…

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Restart

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 February 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.19.4) There was one devotee who had sort of given up spiritual standards for a while and I was…

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Notable progress

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 May 2015, Cronulla, Australia, Intro to Kirtan) Question: Just wondering, some persons have been chanting for quite some time now and have asked me and I would…

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Attentive chanting

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 April 2015, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture: The Golden Incarnation) Srila Prabhupada said that attentive chanting means to hear oneself chant. For me, hearing myself…

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The centre of our life

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, June 2013, Island Iz, Croatia, Seminar ‘A monk and his mantra’) Question: How can we avoid being inattentive while chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra? The question that…

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Real freedom

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 16 January 2015, United Kingdom, Lecture at Matchless Gifts) What do we really need? In the Bhagavad-gita, the quality of simplicity is glorified. If one can be…

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On chanting of the holy name

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 February 2015, Sridham Mayapur, India, Kirtan Mela, Address before kirtan) Srila Krsnadas Kaviraj Gosvami, in the Caitanya Caritamrta (CC Adi 14.1), writes the verse: kathañcana smṛte…

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Service and more service

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, October 2014, Mayapur, India, Siksastakam Seminar: Verses 1&2, Part 1) It was here in Mayapur, quite some years back, that once I chanted sixty-four rounds. It was probably…

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Where can you get such eagerness?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 September 2014, Durban, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture)  Srila Gaura Kisora Das Babaji did not want to sleep. Sleeping is such a waste of time. But sleep is such…

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A good listener is a good player

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2010, Sweden) I was just talking to a mrdanga player about how mrdanga playing is the most difficult thing! But why is mrdanga playing so difficult? It…

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Rise early, hear and chant

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami) The key to build up a spiritual life must be a regular practice in hearing and chanting, preferably on a regulated schedule as much as possible -…

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From raga to rock!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 January 2014, Mayapur, India, Lecture: Kirtan Academy 1) Kirtan happens on the pure transcendental platform. It is an interesting combination of Krsna’s name and a particular…

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It’s addictive

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 December 2013, Soweto, South Africa, Lecture) This human form of life is a chance, we have got a chance! It is up to us. Srila Prabhupada’s…

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It comes with age

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 December 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.8.34) Elderly men are supposed to be wise because they have been faced with life. An elderly person…

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Taking over everything

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 01 March 2012, New York, USA, Lecture) Everything is bound by time but the maha-mantra is eternal. So many things change in our life – it’s just…

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The holy land of ecstasy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 November 2013, Mayapur, India, Gurukula Lecture) Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur explains that the holy name naturally comes together with Sri Dham. Sri Nam and Sri Dham…

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Priests and pumpkins

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 September 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa, Home Program) When having a small get-together, the idea is that some blessings are exchanged. We don’t know the workers who…

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