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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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Invest in your spiritual life

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 05 April 2015, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture: The secret of spiritual advancement) If we do not have a connection with Srimad Bhagavatam, then spiritual life…

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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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Dare to doubt?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 08 October 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa, Nama Hatta Lecture, Bhagavad-gita 9.10) In Srimad Bhagavatam, in the discussions with Kapila Muni, it is said that doubt is a…

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Waiting for inspiration

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 April 2016, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.8.19–24) When we are struggling in our spiritual lives, it means that we have to put in more external activity.…

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Beyond philosophy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 05 June 2016, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 25.57) A verse from the Mahabharat points out that logic alone remains inconclusive. One philosopher has one interpretation while…

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Living the dream

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 March 2015, Pretoria, South Africa, Evening Lecture, Bhagavad-gita 1.1) If we become purified, we can see Krsna, otherwise naham prakasah sarvasya yoga-maya-samavrtah (Bhagavad-gita 7.25), for the conditioned soul,…

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Implicit faith

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 January 2015, Bhaktivedanta Manor, United Kingdom, Brahmacari Class) There is a story in the Caitanya Bhagavat of Gadhadara Das. Gadhadara Das, one day went to the…

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Our desires will be fulfilled

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, June 2013, Summer Camp, Czech Republic, Initiation Lecture) Faith is essential. One must have faith that Krsna will protect me, rakshishyathi vishvaso. One must have faith that…

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The role of logic in spiritual life

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 April 2014, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Lecture) Who can say that they understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead? Even Lord Brahma was praying for 60 000…

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Pleasure seekers

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 December 2013, Mayapur, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.9.3) Faith is based on desire. The living being is by nature is pleasure seeking, ānandamayo ’vasāne, according to the Vedanta Sutra.…

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An auspicious destination

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2011, Melbourne, Australia, Lecture) Spiritual life immediately leads to fearlessness. Leaving it up to Krsna. Trusting in Krsna that Krsna will protect us. Krsna will…

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When spiritual life becomes magical

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Conviction cannot be based on intellectual understanding. Are we convinced that Krsna consciousness is true? Yes, I am because it makes sense. But that’s just the beginning and it is a lot more than that. It has to be experienced in the heart. It mus…

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The bottom line

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.20.13) Bali Maharaja had that mood, “Whatever may come, I will accept it as the mercy of the Lord…

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Great faith

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2013, Vrndavan, India, Student Talk) After Srila Prabhupada left Vrndavan, he tried to preach in the Western world. It wasn’t easy; it is not just…

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Steps to becoming brave

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 December 2012, Phoenix Ratha Yatra, South Africa, Q&A Lecture) Well, I have been thinking about a metaphor. I call it the step-by-step metaphor. In material life,…