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A humble beginning

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 October 2017, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.3.17) As eternal servants of Krsna, our natural position is to render service. Our happiness lies not in any other…

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Devotees like the Lord

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 August 2017, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.4.5-6) We read about Vasudeva Datta who was such a great devotee. He wanted to deliver the entire universe by…

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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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Spiritual advancement

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 September 2017, Petite Riviere, Mauritius, Lecture) Some people say, “After 36 years that I have been chanting, I can see no result!” Do not worry, one…

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High aspirations

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 August 2017, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.4.5-6) I am remembering a lecture by Srila Prabhupada where he said, “There is a need to be hundred percent…

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Recordings – August 2017

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Please find below, audio recordings of lectures and kirtans by Kadamba Kanana Swami captured during August 2017 at various programmes around Europe. Download all Germany and Sweden recordings (1.3 GB)…

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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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Love is a big word

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, November 2015, Vrindavan, India, Video Interview) I have no love at all. I selfishly go to Vrindavan, just thinking of how much benefit I can get. Thinking…

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Prabhupada

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, August 2006, Goloka-dhama, Germany, Lecture) Prabhupada was real, Prabhupada was genuine, Prabhupada loved Krsna, Prabhupada saw Krsna and because Prabhupada said God is blue, He is blue!…

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A saintly person

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 April 2010, Durban, South Africa, Lecture) Saintly people can touch the heart of all. In this day and age, as soon as we speak about a saintly…

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All for Krsna

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 September 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.2.36) Real security is with Krsna. The more one places his faith in Krsna, the more everything becomes successful. This…

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A guru like Srila Prabhupada

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Untitled Lecture) Question: What happens to an aspiring devotee who may have read Srila Prabhupada’s books, read his lectures and loves serving and associating with the devotees but…

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A genuine person

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Untitled Lecture) The other day, I was reading one page of the Lilamrta and it was a description of a person who had come to the temple…

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A desire tree

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 May 2015, Brisbane, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.42) Yesterday, at the Sunday program, I mentioned that chanting changes us internally and it awakens our love for Krsna…

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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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Where is our education leading us?

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The Bhaktivedanta Swami Lecture, in honor of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada This is the first annual Bhaktivedanta Swami Lecture, given at Wits University in Johannesburg under…

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Challenge accepted

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, October 2014, Vrindavan, India, Lecture at Ter Kadamba) There was Hans Keilman. He was travelling in India and somehow he came to the Bombay Temple. While the…

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Touched by some shakti

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, November 2014, Mayapur, India, Youth Class Lecture)  At Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance festival, there was one lady who spoke and she was describing how she was a kid…

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Bringing peace

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 September 2014, Durban, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture)  Srila Prabhupada was working and still he was very conscious of Krsna. As a householder, in 1944, in…

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Judgement day

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2009, Bhaktivedanta Manor, England, Lecture) At the end of our life, our own service will be judged but more important, is the service of our spiritual master,…

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The intimacy of that little hut

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 01 August 2014, Swiss Retreat, Switzerland, Vrindavan Evening Lecture) When I came to Vrindavan, Srila Prabhupada had already left the planet. There was a small samadhi. It…

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Choosing for Krsna

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Transcribed by Kristin (Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.2.9) In Amsterdam, during the opening of the temple, things went wrong! One devotee was supposed to…

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The power of purity

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Transcribed by Kristin (Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.2.9) Prabhupada many times said, “A society of cats & dogs.” Some of his favourite sayings were…

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Srila Prabhupada Tributes

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The Srila Prabhupada Tributes 2014 book is a collection of offerings by all initiated disciples of Srila Prabhupada. This open Vyasa Puja book provides the opportunity for all disciples to express their…

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A special acharya!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 April 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Lecture at House Program) Srila Prabhupada, as an old man, did so many things. Yes, he pulled it all together,…

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One with a golden heart

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 May 2014, Bhaktivedanta Manor, England, Caitanya Caritamrta Adi Lila 8.27) The Nectar of Devotion speaks about the person with a heart which is like a cotton…

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Great devotees!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 February 2014, Mayapur, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.8.5) The time slot is very short so, one last point, sarva maha-guna-gana vaisnava-sarire krsna-bhakte krsnera guna sakali sañcare (Caitanya…

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The modern age teacher

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 September 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.2.36) Srila Prabhupada spoke out about machines. He said that although machines are leading the degradation of society, he pointed out…

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God and the demigods

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.3.2-7) Even though we do not look for austerity, we do not spend the whole day trying to avoid austerity.…

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If we keep on trying

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.20.12) Question: We might try to do something to elevate our consciousness and pray for the mercy but then…

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Becoming bound

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 November 2013, Vrindavan, India, Lecture: Damodar Lila) Prabhupada’s preaching has not finished; it has not finished at all. As it continues to flood the entire world,…

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Vrindavan is my home!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 November 2013, Vrindavan, India, Lecture: Damodar Lila) Whenever I come to this Krsna Balaram mandir, I get excited because I am coming home. Like yesterday, Mother…

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Because of Srila Prabhupada…

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 November 2013, Vrindavan, India, Lecture: Damodar Lila) When I came to this Krsna Balaram mandir, initially I noticed how much present Krsna was but then I…

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The secret of the Hare Krsna movement

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 July 2013, Durban, South Africa, Lecture: Journey of faith) During my stay at the Krsna Balaram mandir, initially I was very impressed by the deities and the…

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Vyasa Puja Offering to Srila Prabhupada

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 August 2013, Abenthuer, Germany) om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakayacakshur unmilitam yenatasmai sri-gurave namahDear Srila Prabhupada, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Your Divine Grace. You once…

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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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I don’t like austerities

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 April 2013, Lenasia, South Africa, Caitanya Caritamrta, Adi Lila 17.22) You may have heard the story that was told to us by Bhavananda Prabhu, who was…

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The path of pure bhakti

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 February 2013, London, England, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.5.13) The Hari Bhakti Vilasa (is a book) which was conceptionalised by Sanatana Gosvami. Then Gopala Bhatta Gosvami together with Sanatana…

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Anyone can go back to Godhead!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 February 2013, London, England, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.5.13) Anyone can become Krsna conscious! Anyone can go back to Godhead, as Prabodananda Saraswati Thakur explains in many verses,…

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Levels of realization

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 October 2012, Bhagavad-gita class, Sydney, Australia) Well, you know that we are not supposed to hear from anyone but the followers of Srila Prabhupada. And amongst…