The importance of hearing
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 9 January 2017, Brisbane, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.6) Srila Prabhupada makes an important point that hearing and explaining the scriptures is more important than reading them. Why is it so? Because when we simply read, some things are misunderstood by us and when we never hear, we perpetuate our own misunderstandings. This […]

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Live a little simpler
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 December 2019, Brisbane, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.3.20) All day, we are talking about money. At work, money is the centre. That is what it is basically all about; doing all these things to make money. We make money, the company makes money. So money is all we are doing it for. […]

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Every bit of Devotional Service
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Every little bit of devotional service that we do now; is a preparation for a greater service in the future. Kadamba Kanana Service, Srimad Bhagavatam ŚB 1.15.4, 21 feb 2020 Watch the whole class below or visit our Youtube channel by clicking the link below.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66JUVABqyXY SB 1.15.4 sarve tam anunirjagmur, bhrātaraḥ kṛta-niścayāḥ kalinādharma-mitreṇa, dṛṣṭvā spṛṣṭāḥ […]

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Freedom from the grip of kali
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 9 January 2017, Brisbane, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.6) We may think that we are free because we are making our own choices according to our own liking. But what we fail to see is that when we are not following the four regulative principles closely, we are actually in the grip of […]

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Don’t miss the boat!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 April 2012, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya-Lila 200-250) Devotees who are always hesitating in completing the sixteen rounds of chanting the Hare Krsna mahamantra may say, “You know, I just cannot do it. It is too difficult!” These people do not advance very much even if they are having difficulties in […]

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The most important day of the year
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 March 2020, Washington DC, United States of America, Sunday Feast Lecture) The darkness of kali yuga is everywhere around us, but it is also within us. This is the main problem! It is said that when we are looking at a jewel, that ornament appears to look more beautiful when placed […]

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The bhakti movement
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 January 2017, Brisbane, Australia, Home Program Lecture) We must understand that we all depend on the sankirtana movement; we all depend on the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Nobody should think, “Oh, but I am from a different background! See, I am doing this on the strength of my own culture.” No, culture […]

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Experiencing a breakthrough
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 June 2015, Gita Nagari, United States of America, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25.8) At the time of initiation, even if the vows are taken sincerely, how deep is our sincerity? Even in the best scenario, when the disciple very sincerely from the heart says, “I am going to give my life to you”, how deep […]

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The greatest mantra
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 January 2017, Brisbane, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.4) There are so many mantras out there? Why is the Hare Krsna mahamantra considered to be the most powerful one? Mantras are all invested with power. Previously, there were sages, who by chanting mantras, could do many things. Some people were fighting with mantras. […]

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Crossing the desert of austerity
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 May 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.11.25) There is an oasis in the middle of a desert, and in this oasis, there are many people living. It is an oasis of sense gratification in the middle of the desert of material existence. In this oasis, there are a lot of things […]

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The Supreme Truth can lie!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 January 2017, Brisbane, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.4) Question: The Supreme Lord is quoted as paraṁ satyam (the Supreme Truth). But then we see Krsna saying to Mother Yashoda that He has not eaten the clay. Is He saying a lie or is it the truth? He is saying a lie. Krsna […]

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Krsna – The Ultimate Chess Player
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 May 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.11.25) It is important to always turn to Krsna and remember that Krsna will decide. Krsna has His plan. We can think of a chess board where we are a pawn on the chess board. So as a pawn on the chess board, we can […]

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Living for a divine purpose
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Bhagavad-gita 5.8-9) To be a well wisher of others, one could say: “Well, from now on, I’ll give something to every beggar on the street!” That is nice, but what will that person do with it? Maybe something destructive to himself? Maybe buy some intoxication? What […]

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Krsna will win!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 05 May 2019, Melbourne, Australia, Bhakti Vriksha Program) Krsna is so attractive, yet our material desires constantly bounce back up like a ball in water. We push it down, but then it always pops back up. How about that? Krsna will always win in the end because Krsna is the most attractive, […]

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Vyasa-puja & Kings Day 2020
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A new year and the festival season is about to start again as we look forward to the spring of 2020. We can already hear the distant voices and see a glint of orange robes flowing through the streets. But first…  An Invite 2 big festivals from 24 – 28 April 2020. 4 nights and […]

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Is spiritual life difficult or an opportunity?
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 May 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.11.25) We make arguments that spiritual life is difficult. We always find a reason to say it is difficult. It is difficult because I am too young. It is difficult because I have to study. It is difficult because I have to work. It is […]

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Karma – an interesting cocktail
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2 June 2012, Birmingham, England, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.13.5) Imagine if someone would remember that he was a meat-eater in his previous birth, and yet he did not become an animal and took a human birth again. Well, then he should think that this human birth is just a step in between, and […]

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Srimad Bhagavatam is the essence
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 January 2017, Brisbane, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.4) It was right there in the centre of the universe where the Srimad Bhagavatam was spoken. In this way, we know that the Srimad Bhagavatam is in the centre of this movement. It is the essential literature which is really the purpose of the […]

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A resolution to surrender now!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 May 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.11.25) We have to bring some goodness in our life and we have to invest in the mornings. Rise early and have a strong morning program. Chant good japa. Read more in the Srimad Bhagavatam. Get absorbed and that will drive out this mode of […]

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Ready for 2020?
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Before we welcome 2020, here is a quick summary of 2019. We got a new editor of KKSBlog, released new (and free) e-books, introduced a new online shop manager, published less articles but live-streamed more videos of kirtans and lectures from Maharaj’s travels across the world. With the shift in management, there has been a […]

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Source of all opportunities
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 May 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.11.25) Krsna is described as the source of all opportunities. This is a fact. Krsna says: sarvasya caham hrdi sannvistho mattah smrtir jnanam apohanam ca vedais ca sarvair aham eva vedyo vedanta-krd veda-vid eva caham (Bhagavad-gita 15.15). He says that He is in the heart […]

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Show people happiness
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 April 2019, Amritsar, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.6.37) Prabhupada told us the story of the old Bengali lady, who while on her death bed, is being forced by her son to chant ‘Hare Krsna!’ The son says to his mother, ‘chant! chant! Hare Krsna bolo!’ but the mother is simply not chanting. […]

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From lust to love
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 January 2017, Brisbane, Australia, Govinda’s Program Lecture) The material world is dominated by lust. That is what this world is all about; lust somehow or another in so many varieties and forms. The spiritual domain however, is dominated by love.  Lust is self-centred; lust is ultimately asking, “What is in it […]

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What happens when we chant?
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 January 2017, Brisbane, Australia, House Program Lecture) Kadamba Kanana Swami: What happens when you chant Hare Krsna? There is a change if you chant Hare Krsna. You look at me, everyone looking? Okay, look now, “Hare Krsna!” Did you see any change? Devotees: Yes. Kadamba Kanana Swami: Okay, what did you see?  Devotees: […]

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Overcoming our lower nature
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 05 May 2019, Melbourne, Australia, Bhakti Vriksha Program) By surrendering to a pure devotee, we are actually experiencing freedom. The pure devotee sets us free from our lower nature, the lower nature that we have due to our foolishness. Somehow or other, we got entangled in this lower nature and we know […]

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Summary – Braja Parikrama 2019
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Twelve days of inspiration, adventures, loads of chanting and hours of travelling. You have made it and probably already arrived home, or are still exploring the holy dhama. There were many photos made and (live) videos recorded. Too much to handle during your busy kartik schedule, so here is a summary of all the Braja […]

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Jaipur Adventures – part 3 – Braja Parikrama 2019
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Written by Rukmiṇī Devī Dāsī A God Who Dances – Rādhā Gopīnātha śrīmān rāsa-rasārambhī vaṁśīvaṭa-taṭa-sthitaḥ karṣan veṇu-svanair gopīr gopī-nāthaḥ śriye ’stu naḥ “Śrī Śrīla Gopīnātha, who originated the transcendental mellow of the rāsa dance, stands on the shore in Vaṁśīvaṭa and attracts the attention of the cowherd damsels with the sound of His celebrated flute. […]

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Jaipur Adventures – part 2 – Braja Parikrama 2019
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Written by Rukmini A change of heart with Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Govindajī dīvyad-vṛndāraṇya-kalpa-drumādhaḥ- śrīmad-ratnāgāra-siṁhāsana-sthau śrīmad-rādhā-śrīla-govinda-devau preṣṭhālībhiḥ sevyamānau smarāmi “In a temple of jewels in Vṛndāvana, underneath a desire tree, Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Govinda, served by Their most confidential associates, sit upon an effulgent throne. I offer my humble obeisances unto Them.” (Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta Ādi-līlā 1.16) The delayed […]

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Jaipur Adventues- part 1 – Braja Parikrama 2019
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Written by Rukmini Searching for the Enchanter (Karauli) jayatāṁ suratau paṅgor mama manda-mater gatī mat-sarvasva-padāmbhojau rādhā-madana-mohanau “Glory to the all-merciful Rādhā and Madana-mohana! I am lame and ill advised, yet They are my directors, and Their lotus feet are everything to me.” (Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta Ādi-līlā 1.15) “The reason why we have come here,” said Mahārāja […]

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Day 11 – Braja Parikrama 2019
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Kamyavan, Varsana, Sri Ji, Pili Pokhar Day 11 welcomes new family members to the growing Kadamba Kanana Swami with initiations at Varsana, a visit to Prem Sarovar and Pili Pokhar. Videos If you cannot see the videos below visit our youtube channel. Dont forget to subscribe! Initiations at Varsana Pili Pokhar Photos Photos by Svasti-Gopinatha, Tamala […]

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Day 12 – Braja Parikrama 2019
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Garuda Govinda and Rama Tala Our last day brings us to Bahulavana, Garuda Govinda and Rama tala and unfortunately concludes the Braja Parikrama 2019. Stay tuned for more articles on the Braja Parikrama with some exciting videos in the works! See you next year @2020 ! Videos If you cannot see the videos below visit […]

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Day 10 – Braja Parikrama 2019
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Rest day Day 10 gives us some quiet & private time as we take a day off in the busy parikrama schedule. Then again, Kadamba Kanana Swami still gave the morning Srimad Bhagavatam class. Videos If you cannot see the videos below visit our youtube channel. Dont forget to subscribe! Srimad Bhagavatam 9.8.22 Photos Photos by […]

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Day 9 – Braja Parikrama 2019
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Vrindavan Parikrama Day 9 brings us to the home of Lalita Sakhi close to Radharani’s residence in Varsana. Lalita Sakhi is one of Srimati Radharani’s 8 principle girlfriends. And the trip also takes us to Deha Kund; the place where the cowherd boys would have lunch with Krishna. Videos If you cannot see the videos […]

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Day 8 – Braja Parikrama 2019
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Vrindavan Parikrama Day 8 circles around Vrindavan. Blessed is the land of Vraja, where the creator of the universe, Lord Brahma, dwells in the form of a mountain range in Varsana, to have the dust of the Divine Couple Sri Sri Radha-Krsna’s lotus feet on the head: where the maintainer, Lord Visnu, has assumed the […]

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Day 7 – Braja Parikrama 2019
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Anjanoka and Sanket Day 7 takes us to Anjanoka, the village of Indulekha, and to Sanket. At Sanket, midway between Varsana and Nandagram, the midnight or nighttime pastimes between Krishna and the gopis take place. When Krishna would go into the fields to herd the cows and Radharani would go to pick flowers, sometimes they […]

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Day 6 – Braja Parikrama 2019
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Yavat and Vrindakunda Day 6 leads us to Yavat and Vrindakund. Yavat is the village of Abhimanyu, his mother Jatila and sister Kutila. This place is very much glorified by Shrila Rupa and Sanatan Goswami because this place facilitates the “Parakiya Rasa” or the mellow of paramour love in the loving pastimes of Shri Shri […]

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Day 3-5 – Braja Parikrama 2019
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Jaipur trip Day 3, 4 and 5 takes us out of Vrindavan and to the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan. This 3-day trip passes through Karoli in the search for the original deities (Radha Madan Mohan and Govindaji) of the Vrindavan temples that were moved during a Muslim invasion. Videos Videos from Karoli and Jaipur. […]

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