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Humility and Love of God

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Untitled Lecture) The quality of humility and the quality of being able to develop love of God come together. It is not possible to develop love of…

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Cryptic clues

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 June 2012, Leicester, England, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.7) I got one of those sweatshirts with a hoodie and it said BBT. It was not from the Bhaktivedanta…

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Humility

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, October 2014, Mayapur, India, Siksastakam Seminar: Verses 3&4, Part 2) Humility is our main topic of the day. I was thinking that humility also includes other qualities. For…

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Relationships ARE complicated

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 October 2012, Cronulla, Australia, Program at Yoga Studio) One of the qualities of a devotee is kṣamā which means forgiveness.  In this world, every relationship must…

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Lessons in life

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27 June 2015, New York, USA, Bhagavad-gita 9.33) Question: You mentioned the shooting incident. I am curious to know how this specific experience affected you in a personal way,…

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Is dishonour worse than death?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, January 2012, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.9.4) It is said in the Bhagavad-gita that dishonour is worse than death! So one who has fallen down, such as…

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The wall of false ego

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 May 2014, Prague, Czech Republic, Lecture at Govindas) The wall of false ego is cemented by pride – ‘I’ and ‘mine’. When we take pride in…

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The pressure to be super good!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 March 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.7.52) Humility is something alien in the modern world. We had a comic in Holland; I saw it as a…

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Blessed by the best

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, April 2012, Zurich, Switzerland, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.5.34) By nature, we are weak! The weakness manifests in many ways. Earlier, I spoke about lust but another quality by…

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Developing good qualities

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 December 2013, Soweto, South Africa, Lecture) Although we are not so humble, by offering obeisances to the other vaisnavas, we can develop some humility. When we…

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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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Humility through intelligence

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 May 2013, Radhadesh, Belgium, Free Lecture) Question: Maharaj, you made a comment in reference to Lord Indra, that he should have controlled his pride with intelligence.…

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Humility in great vaisnavas

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 March 2013, Vrndavan, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.27.10) Srila Prabhupada would occasionally speak out in great humility. For example, there is the purport of Srimad Bhagavatam, in…