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Special instructions

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 06 April 2015, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture: What is devotional service) Having a spiritual master is not a casual thing! One should really dedicate himself…

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Planting pearls

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 December 2017, Govinda Valley, Australia, Initiation Lecture) We should understand that we are always accepted by Krsna through the prayer of our spiritual master. Therefore, we…

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Prabhupada’s prayer for us

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 September 2017, Mauritius, Arrival Lecture) We tend to put the spiritual master on a scale to see how much weight he has. In our minds, we…

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People of character

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 April 2010, Radhadesh, Belgium, Lecture) If I think of what I would desire to achieve, it is to become a strong individual – strong in integrity,…

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The final say

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, October 2014, Mayapur, India, Siksastakam Seminar: Verses 1&2, Part 1) Question: Maharaj, you were explaining how each acharya practices the jewel of transcendental knowledge he receives from the…

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To never take birth again

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2010, Durban South Africa, Lecture) We must always take shelter of our spiritual master. This is very important. We must take shelter again and again otherwise…

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Offerings to the spiritual master

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 08 October 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa, Nama Hatta Lecture, Bhagavad-gita 9.10) Even on the strength of good karma, one cannot maintain high standards. It is not possible…

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The disciple

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Untitled Lecture) When I approached my spiritual master for initiation, he said, “Hmmm, as good as God, are you prepared to accept that?” And I thought, “Umm, well,…

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A deeper purpose

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 06 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.26) Vedic culture is all about dharma. The kshatriya is not to become non-violent but they should use…

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Assist me whether I am here or not…

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 April 2016, Radhadesh, Belgium, Vyasa Puja Address) I thank all the vaisnavas for their prayers. So many prayers. I will tell you the truth, my astrology…

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Freedom with responsibility

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 April 2016, Radhadesh, Belgium, Vyasa Puja Address) Every spiritual master is representing the sampradaya and is representing the knowledge of scriptures in parampara and at the…

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Pleased in the heart

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 05 September 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Initiation Lecture) We need the blessings of the spiritual master. It is said that we should try to please the spiritual master.…

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Worship of the spiritual master: Part 2

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 August 2015, Vrindavan, India, Bhagavad Gita 17.1) Srila Prabhupada said that surrender means to surrender to all the little things; to all the small things. It…

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Worship of the spiritual master: Part 1

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 August 2015, Vrindavan, India, Bhagavad-gita 17.1) Worship of the spiritual master goes beyond offering a flower and offering some incense. It goes beyond one’s own worship…

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Sweet challenges

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 June 2015, Gita Nagari, USA, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25.8) Srila Kavi Karnapura, in his Caitanya Candrodaya Nataka, explains how there are two types of devotional service which…

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True awakening

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 June 2015, Gita Nagari, USA, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25.8) At the time of initiation, even if the vows are taken sincerely, how deep is our sincerity? Even…

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Protect your relationship

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 June 2015, Bhaktivedanta Manor, United Kingdom, Srimad Bhagavatam 9.18.40) Today, I am focusing on mercy, especially the mercy of the spiritual master who is in our…