Accept guidance from others, that is true humility.
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2008, Durban, South Africa) So humility is the key element in our spiritual life. Humility means that we are ready to put our own ideas aside, and that is an essential element in humility. It is not that necessarily one is always walking with the head a little bowed down, looking […]

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The spiritual master is our best friend
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 05 September 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Initiation Lecture) When we speak about the third offence to the holy name, we speak about disobeying the orders of the spiritual master. But let us think about it in a different way – instead of disobeying orders, one can talk to the spiritual master. The spiritual […]

Out of control
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 10 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.3.14) This movement of Caitanya Mahaprabhu is a mercy movement but we have to take it seriously; we have to take responsibility. A devotee has to take responsibility for what he does wrong and then correct it. We can’t just say, ‘Oh, these things are […]

A heart on fire!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 February 2016, Durban, South Africa, Nityananda’s Appearance Day) Srila Prabhupada’s spiritual master glorified him greatly for writing a poem in his Vyasa-puja offering and in that poem, one sentence was highlighted by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur. It was, ‘Absolute is sentient thou hast proved, impersonal calamity thou hast removed.’   The […]

If God is everywhere then why go to the temple?
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, November 2015, Vrindavan, India, Video Interview) When Krsna left Vrindavan for Mathura, the gopis of Vrindavan and Nanda Maharaj felt great separation from Krsna – they all wanted to see Krsna. Therefore Krsna sent Uddhava to Vrindavan with a philosophical message, to say that Krsna is everywhere. Nanda Maharaj replied, ‘This Uddhava, […]

Chant for upliftment
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, November 2015, Vrindavan, India, Video Interview) We chant the Hare Krsna maha-mantra because it is said that by chanting these sixteen syllables all the influence of the Kali will be destroyed. Under the influence of Kali, we are becoming totally degraded. Illicit activities such as meat eating, gambling, intoxication and illicit sex […]

True love
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, November 2015, Vrindavan, India, Video Interview) The real meaning of love means to act fully for the pleasure of Krsna and all living beings – to totally dedicate ourselves to Krsna’s well-being and to the well-being of all living beings in Krsna’s creation. This is the real meaning of love.

Why is there so much suffering in the world?
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, November 2015, Vrindavan, India, Video Interviews) When the living being turns away from Krsna then suffering begins. Happiness only exists in the relationship with Krsna so when we turn away from Krsna, we begin to suffer. Then Krsna has also added a little suffering, he added some sand-in-the-sweet-rice. Why is this so? […]

The cure for material desires?
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 October 2015, Chowpatty, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 10.69.41) Question: It happens, especially in household life, that the desires for sense gratification are many times taking over our focus, although we try to keep Krsna in the center. Years are inevitably going by and those desires are still not being completely wiped off, […]

The subduer of Cupid
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 August 2014, Goloka-dhama, Germany, Janmastami Class, Srimad Bhagavatam 10.41.6-10) There are ten effects of Cupid mentioned by Srila Visvanath Cakravarti Thakur: first comes attraction expressed through the eyes, then the intense attachment in the mind and heart, followed by determination and loss of sleep! Next, one becomes emaciated, then disinterested in […]

The real purpose of Srimad Bhagavatam
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27 August 2015, Stockholm, Sweden, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.6.6) Srimad Bhagavatam is not a technical manual about the creation as that is not its purpose. Srimad Bhagavatam describes the creation and the essential reason why it describes the creation is to explain how at every stage, creation is intimately connected with the Supreme […]