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Your mercy case

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 October 2017, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.3.17) I have a disciple who always signs their letters with ‘your mercy case’ instead of the usual ‘your servant’.…

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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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Serving with love and trust

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 08 September 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa, Home Program) If we do not have any trust in devotees to guide us, inevitably we will do our own thing.…

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Independence with a purpose

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 April 2014, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Lecture) Focus of purpose is what I was thinking about and that is what I would like you to think about.…

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Faultless

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31 March 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 7.15.26) The spiritual master sees himself as a fallen soul, as trying to be a good instrument and…

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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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When rendering service

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 December 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Evening Lecture) Question: In terms of rendering service, in everything you do, do you do it with the understanding that…

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Service to the devotees

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 01 December 2014, Mayapur, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.1.50) Question: To a certain degree, we may want to become pure devotees, but how can we make…

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A sincere desire

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, April 2010, Radhadesh, Belgium, Lecture) The spiritual master is the representative of Krsna. As a representative, what power do you really have? Krsna has the real power. He is…

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A vision of ourselves

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 March 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday Lecture) That is the essence of the Bhagavad-gita – that it can lift us way beyond our expectations, way beyond anything…

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Personal service

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31 March 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 9.5.1) Personal service is valuable. In the seventh canto, the position of the spiritual master is described. It…

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“I am hard to please!”

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 March 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 10.39.39) It is interesting how ultimately the guru is an individual. We are totally dependent on our spiritual…

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Serving the servants of Srila Prabhupada

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Radhadesh, Belgium, 10 April 2003, Q&A Session) Question: What happens to an aspiring devotee who may have read Srila Prabhupada’s books, heard his lectures, loves serving and…

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Deepening the connection

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, November 2011, Mayapur, India, Caitanya Caritamrta Seminar Part 11) In the presence of guru, we can be focused a lot on what we are getting from guru.…

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Our best friend

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 December 2013, Midrand, South Africa, Evening Lecture) Prabhupada was saying, “How did this miracle happen to me? I’m an old man, I’m an old man. I…

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A matter of the heart

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, May 2011, Radhadesh, Belgium, Lecture) When I speak about different levels of commitment to different levels of authorities, then I’m speaking about a matter of the heart. When…

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For the fanatics

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.3.2-7) Fanaticism means that we have a conviction that is without knowledge and realization. It is a conviction that is…

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Taking shelter

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 September 2013, Lenasia, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture) When should a person approach a spiritual master for initiation into Krsna consciousness? One must first get situated…

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The real thing

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 September 2013, Durban, South Africa, Lalita Sasti Lecture) This is the prayer of the spiritual master, “May all obstacles be cast aside. For you, may your spiritual…

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Conquering the spiritual master – Part I

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa) Transcribed by Rukmini devi dasi Bhakti Charu Maharaja tells a nice story. In Srila Prabhupada’s final days, Maharaja was part of…

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Still there

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 July 2013, Fruska Gouranga, Serbia, Initiation lecture) Life shakes us sometimes but our guru is still there – still there, doing the same thing. He is…

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Reflections on Srila Prabhupada

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We can appreciate how unique Prabhupada really is in the entire sampradaya. Lord Caitanya appears only once in a day of Brahma and after Lord Caitanya, who introduced Krsna Consciousness…

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A prayer from the spiritual master

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 July 2013, Fruska Gouranga, Serbia, Initiation lecture) We have received the (holy) name a long time ago, right? The maha mantra has been with us for…