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We are here by grace!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 January 2018, Brisbane, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.7.20) We have been given the gift of the holy name, but actually, we are given even more than that.…

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Krsna’s mercy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, November 2015, Vrindavan, India, Video Interview) When the living being turns away from Krsna then suffering begins. Happiness only exists in the relationship with Krsna so when…

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Blessings of the vaishnavas

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 December 2017, Gold Coast, Australia, Bhagavad-gita 8.20) At the end of our lives, there will be a weighing scale to see if we have enough to…

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Carrying the vaishnavas

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 April 2011, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture) Srila Prabhupada wrote two letters after the departure of his spiritual master. In the first letter, he said,…

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Mercy office

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 October 2017, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.3.17) Question: What is the highest act we may perform to attract the mercy of Radharani? To serve Lord Nityananda.…

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The movement of nectar bhaktas

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 March 2016, New Jagannath Puri, Durban, South Africa, Gaura Purnima Evening Lecture) Before the Ratha Yatra performed, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu engaged in the pastime of the cleansing…

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Touched by mercy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 August 2017, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.4.5-6) This Iskcon movement is a treasure box. It is sort of like a gift packet; a big gift packet…

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Attracting the mercy of the Lord

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 August 2017, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.4.5-6) In the pastime of Gajendra, the elephant, (Srimad Bhagavatam, canto 8, chapters 2-4) the first significant point is that…

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What if …

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 June 2014, Stockholm, Sweden, Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 22.75) Sometimes small things can make such a big difference. When it does not happen, that can also make a…

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Krsna has given us a million chances

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 April 2017, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.15.68) Srila Prabhupada explained that this material world is just a tiny little corner of the spiritual sky and that…

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Share the mercy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, November 2014, Mayapur, India, Youth Class Lecture)  Without mercy, we will die. There is no doubt about it. Without mercy, we will not survive in spiritual life. …

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Attracting mercy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 August 2009) What benefit will renunciation alone give us? Simply by fasting, simply by giving up the world will we get the mercy of Krsna? No!…

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Eager for mercy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 December 2016, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.26.46) In deity worship, everything is prescribed from beginning to end e.g. one cannot chastise someone in front of the…

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Eager for blessings

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 November 2016, Vrindavan, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.18.1-8) Just before I came to present this class, I met Gurukripa Prabhu who said, “I am going to listen…

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Be brave in Krsna consciousness

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 06 May 2002, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.5.11) Resistance to surrender comes from maintaining material attachments even after receiving so many instructions on this subject matter. This is what…

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Mercy through a pure devotee

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 November 2016, Vrindavan, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.18.1-8) Only the pure devotee can pull us out of the material world; this is the only way. Sometimes I…

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Merciful to all

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27 March 2016, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture) Question: Does Krsna only favour pure devotees? And everyone else, Krsna just lets them rot? [laughter] That sounds a…

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Give your heart even when it hurts

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 March 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday Lecture) Give your heart to everyone, even if they don’t give anything back. It hurts sometimes when people are…

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Lord Nityananda is the most merciful

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 February 2016, Durban, South Africa, Nityananda’s Appearance Day Lecture) Caitanya Caritamrta describes how the happiness of Lord Nityananda is so overwhelming and so intoxicating that he…

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Become eager for mercy!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 October 2014, Vrindavan, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.13.22) In the beginning of our spiritual life, we come with lots of enthusiasm. Then, after some time, we lose…

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Krsna’s unlimited potency

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 06 January 2016, Drakensburg Retreat, South Africa, Morning Lecture) We should realise that if we have no faith in ourselves, it is because we think that we…

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Make the endeavour

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, June 2008, Durban, South Africa, Lecture) The mercy of Lord Caitanya is our saving grace. But how to get the mercy of Lord Caitanya is the question.…

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What about our scars?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 April 2015, Radhadesh, Belgium, Vyasa Puja Morning Lecture, Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila 24.124) Question: Are there any scars from one’s past sense gratification – drug, sex…

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Show people how happy you are!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2015, Mayapur, India, Kirtan Mela Lecture) We are here by the mercy of Srila Prabhupada who brought us together and therefore we begin our kirtan mela…

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The mercy factor

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, July 2009, Serbian Summer Camp, Lecture) Question: I was thinking if I should ask this question. A confession goes along with it. I started Krsna consciousness twenty-one…

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Making a change in the world

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27 May 2015, Sydney, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.23) This morning, I listened to the sankirtan scores being announced. It was very nice. I was very happy to…

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A season of optimism

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 01 August 2014, Swiss Retreat, Switzerland, Candramrta and Candradoya Nataka Seminar) Caitanya Candramrta, Chapter 10 ( 111) Now that Lord Caitanya, His heart filled with mercy, has…

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Lord Caitanya’s mercy: Reaching far and wide!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 July 2014, Serbia, Summer Camp, Caitanya Candramrta Seminar Part 1) Sri Caitanya-candramrta by Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati Chapter 1, Verse 1 “Let us glorify the boundlessly merciful Supreme…

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Amazing mercy!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27 June 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.13.17) In my travels, I visited a devotee’s house and he had quite an amazing altar. On his altar, he…

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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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The story of Krsna Das

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 May 2014, Bhaktivedanta Manor, England, Caitanya Caritamrta Adi Lila 8.27) There is a story about a vaisnava, in the time of the goswamis when the Radha…

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The answer to the depression of kaliyuga

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27 April 2014, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila 22.142) I do not have the fix for material problems – I don’t. I also have material problems…

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Searching for signs

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 December 2013, Mayapur, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.10.24) One journalist came to Srila Prabhupada. He had done some homework. He said to Srila Prabhupada that he heard…

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In the holy land

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 February 2014, Mayapur, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.8.5) Recently, I have spent time here in Sridham Mayapur because the GBC asked me to do some service. They…

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Drink it in!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 August 2013, Kirtan Mela, Germany, Final lecture) When the pure devotee chants in any place or sets foot in any place, that place becomes transformed; it becomes…

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Causeless mercy

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2013, Vrndavan, India, Lecture to the kirtan group) Krsna is so kind, he gives us the spiritual world. I often think about that. Krsna thought to…

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Everything is mercy!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2013, Vrndavana, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.16.34) In the tenth canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam, the word for mercy is prasad. Every time you read the…

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Eternal engagement

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 May 2013, Radhadesh, Belgium, Free lecture) It’s not enough to say that God is merciful. We have to qualify that mercy. The mercy is not only…

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Against the odds

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 4 April 2013, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 12.13.10) Sometimes, you sit in the program and they rattle-off your devotional career in apprentice. In my case, “Was…

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Can’t buy me love

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 January 2013, Amsterdam,  Netherlands, Sunday Feast Lecture) I grew up 20-25 kilometers outside of Amsterdam. My family, in 1940, they were 20 years old. So in…

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The prayer of a devotee

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 February 2013, London, England, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.5.13) We get mercy through both Krsna and the devotees. Krsna is sending us devotees and devotees give us Krsna. So…

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