Day 2 – Braj Parikrama 2019
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Gosvami temples in Vrndavana The second day of the Braj Parikrama 2019 takes us around Vrndavana to visit the temples of the six gosvamis; Imli Tal, Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda & Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan. Videos Below are the links to live videos. If you cannot see the videos below visit our FB page or […]

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Day 1 – Braj Parikrama 2019
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Govinda kund and Nrsimhadeva temple in Govardhana The first day of Braj Parikrama 2019 with Kadamba Kanana Swami has started and this first trip takes us to Govardhana, Govinda kund and the Nrsimhadeva temple. Govinda Kund Below are the links to live videos from Day 1. If you cannot see the videos below visit our […]

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Arrival – Braj Parikrama 2019
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The month of Damodara has started again and Kadamba Kanana Swami has set foot in the holy land of Vrndavana, coming straight from New York City. Maharaj is all set in preparation for the upcoming festivities and the Braj Parikrama for 2019 commences now. Videos Video courtesy of Vrndavana LiveTV and Svasti-Gopinatha Devi Dasi. 24hr […]

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Seeing Krsna
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31 October 2018, Murwillumbah, Australia, Home Program Lecture) Everybody close your eyes and take a deep breath – breath in and then breath out. Now, in your mind, go to your favourite place, wherever that is. Now in that place, try your best to see Krsna. Do you see Krsna? Maybe, maybe […]

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The reality of cultural imbalance
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31 March 2018, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Human Relationships Lecture) Human relationships in this modern world are scary. There is so much fear whether a relationship will last. For instance, will a marriage work out or not?  Why have we changed?  This is because of the culture that we live in […]

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Being bound by love
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 April 2019, Amritsar, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.6.37) Devotional service binds us to Krsna in responsibility. The first time we do little seva, we gradually start to develop our service and the more service we take, the more we continue to develop our service. For example, Srimati Radharani came from Yavat to […]

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Endless Mellows
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Set amidst the rolling hills of the Ardennes, Radhadesh is an ideal setting to celebrate the holy name. Whilst the beautiful forest, exquisite deities and peaceful location all contribute to the sweetness of the festival, the most wonderful quality about the Radhadesh Mellows festival is that it attracts the most sincere and dedicated kirtan lovers […]

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Braja Parikrama 2019 – Reminder
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One cannot come to Vrndavana by road, boat, train, plane or helicopter, one simply cannot. One can only come by pure devotional service, there is no other way to come… The Braja Parikrama 2019 is a chance for you to immerse yourself (again!) in the pastimes of Krsna and his family, on the strength of the holy […]

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Krsna’s beautiful nature
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 April 2019, Amritsar, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.6.37) Krsna’s beauty is not only external. His beauty is not only in His form and in His lotus eyes and so on, the beauty is in His very nature. Krsna is very noble. Our Krsna is extremely kind. When Draupadi was in the assembly […]

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Strange things happen when you fly!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 September 2012, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 11.31.22-23) Krsna is like the sun – the sun that appears in this world, the sun that rises and the sun that sets. Every night, the sun sets and in that way it looks like the sun disappears. But if you board a flight on an East-West […]

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Guru or Krsna?
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 April 2019, Amritsar, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.6.37) Question: Whose mercy is more important, Guru or Krsna? There is no difference between the mercy of Guru and Krsna, no difference whatsoever. The Guru is the direct representative of Krsna in each of our lives. In the beginning, we naturally see that the […]

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Satisfaction as an austerity
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 October 2018, Camp de Masque, Mauritius, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1) In the Bhagavad-Gita, it is mentioned that there is the austerity of the body, austerity of the speech and austerity of the mind. In the austerity of the body, there are things like offering respect to elders. In the austerity of speech, […]

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Look a little deeper
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 August 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Bhagavad-gita 13.3) Everyone is trying to be happy in the material world. Real happiness however is found on a deeper level. Now, the art is to develop a bigger vision. The Bhagavad-gita, in the beginning, talks about Arjuna, who is a member of a royal family, and […]

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A spiritual influence
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 July 2019, Bhaktivedanta Manor, United Kingdom, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.45) Bhismadeva was not only a pure devotee, but very much a self-reliant devotee. He was a devotee who chose the transcendental position even though he was in a condition of life which was mundane. Living in a royal court is not the […]

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Happiness means full freedom
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 April 2019, Amritsar, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.6.37) Full happiness means full freedom. As long as we are not fully happy, we are chained, we are trapped and we are not free. Only in full happiness are we actually free. Therefore, only in Krsna consciousness we can be really free, because nowhere […]

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The life of Krsna’s life – Srimati Radharani
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 September 2012, Durban, South Africa, Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila 13.150) It is explained that all the residents of Vrndavana are like the life force of Krsna. Without them, what reason is there to exist? Krsna makes this very clear. But then, He points out that when it comes to Srimati Radharani, […]

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Decisions, decisions!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 October 2018, Camp de Masque, Mauritius, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1) People have so many, so many practical questions for me. Someone comes and asks, “Shall I get married?” I have one answer to that question. The answer is, “Yes!”  And then, if you come to me and say, “Shall I not get […]

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Loneliness is Maya
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 October 2018, Camp de Masque, Mauritius, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1) We see that the residents of Vrndavana may forget Krsna’s divine nature, but they never forget Krsna Himself. And that is the thing, we should always remember Krsna. So whether we come together with many and sit in a pandala and discuss […]

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Why did Krsna appear?
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2 September 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Janmashtami Lecture) There are various answers in various scriptures to this question. In the Bhagavad-gita, we have the verse: paritrāṇāya sādhūnāḿ vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām dharma-saḿsthāpanārthāya sambhavāmi yuge yuge (Bhagavad-gita 4.8). Krsna says here that He appears millennium after millennium to annihilate the demons and to re-establish the […]

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Vrindavana Braja Parikrama 2019 Registration
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Registration has opened! The annual Braja Vrindavana parikrama will bring you closer to Krishna, his family & friends and His pastimes. Find the registration details below. Registration is required and closes on 15th of Oct 2019. Dates & Schedule 1st Nov – Govinda kund, Tribhuvanatha Samadhi, Nrsimha temple Puncari 2nd Nov –  Gosvami Temples Vrindavana […]

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Seeing the world through Srimad Bhagavatam
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 July 2019, Bhaktivedanta Manor, United Kingdom, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.45) How do we identify how much time to spend on going deep and fully researching verses while we are reading? I think that there is a time to read the Srimad Bhagavatam and there is a time to study the Srimad Bhagavatam. […]

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Never forget Krsna
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Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 October 2018, Camp de Masque, Mauritius, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1) Even Mother Yashoda could occasionally, for some moments, understand that Krsna was the Supreme Lord. But then, she would forget it once again. That is how it works with the eternal residents of Vrndavana. We also forget that Krsna is the Supreme […]

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The supreme servant
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 August 2016, Zadar, Croatia, Balarama Jayanti Lecture) Balarama is the elder brother of Krsna and also the direct expansion of Krsna. He is non-different from Krsna. In fact, the same Supreme Personality of Godhead, Balarama and Krsna, appear in two forms but in these two forms they have different moods. Krsna […]

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New York Kirtan @ Tompkins Square Park
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Picture an older Indian man, in his late sixties, who never travelled outside of his country before. Taking a boat trip on a rickety cargo liner where he suffered from sea sickness, dizziness and also had two heart-attacks. He arrived at the docks of New York City after 37 days with ian umbrella, several books […]

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No happiness outside Vrndavana
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 September 2012, Pretoria, South Africa, Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya-Lila 13.1-8) Ratha Yatra is a festival of ecstasy because Lord Caitanya knew very well that Krsna cannot be happy outside of Vrndavana. Vrndavana is the place where He belongs! Vrndavana is the place where everything is designed for Krsna, and therefore Krsna can […]

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Bed of arrows
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Bhaktivedanta Manor, United Kingdom, 17 July 2019, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.45) Bhismadeva was lying on a bed of arrows. I do not know if you ever had any injuries, but if you did, then usually you call the ambulance and that is it; off you go to the hospital. One arrow is enough. […]

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Flood the entire world!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 February 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, Caitanya Caritamrta Adi Lila 1.2) Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu had one desire. He had a desire to flood the entire world with an ocean of transcendental Krsna prema. One should see that in the spiritual world, Krsna is always engaged in loving exchanges with all His devotees. […]

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The culture of ISKCON
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 June 2019, New York, United States of America, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.20) There is a culture within this movement. Srila Prabhupada brought the transcendental knowledge from India and brought the culture from India as well. Seated on the floor, eating with the right hand, chapattis, puris, sabzis and so on. In the […]

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His loving mercy
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 February 2019, New York, United States of America, Bhagavad-gita 7.7) In the tenth chapter of Bhagavad-gita, ahaà sarvasya prabhavo mattaù sarvaà pravartate (Bhagavad-gita 10.8), we can see that Krsna is the origin of all that is spiritual and all that is material, and the wise who notice this, they perfectly worship […]

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True brotherhood
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 September 2014, Scottburgh, South Africa, Youth Programme) Question: So how can we, the youth of the world, take on this great ideal where we say, “We are concerned with the happiness of all and not just our own happiness!” Kadamba Kanana Swami: It can be done! It is definitely possible but […]

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A gradual progress
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 March 2012, Prague, Czech Republic, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.9.8) Question: When it comes to stumbling blocks in spiritual progress, with things like lust, pride and disturbances of the mind, I can clearly see them coming or even realise that they are there. Yet still they remain in my mind and I realise […]

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Purchased by love
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 June 2019, New York, United States of America, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.20) Duryodhana was working very hard to win people over to his side and he was successful in some cases. Some karmi leaders were coming along with their armies and they were being received very nicely. They thought that they were […]

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Keeping you in the loop
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You might have noticed that things have slowed down a bit on KKSBlog. We used to post daily quotes & stories, regular audio recordings and more of that good stuff. In March 2019 we merged our weekly and daily newsletters into one renamed issue to make it more clear to our readers. All in all, […]

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Great visionaries
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 June 2019, New York, United States of America, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.20) The Pandavas were not ordinary people in two ways; not ordinary in the sense that they were devotees from birth and not ordinary because they had taken birth in a royal family. It was not just something like the modern […]

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Acceptance of our destiny
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 February 2019, New York, United States of America, Bhagavad-gita 7.7) It is said that when it comes to the material energy, Krsna is not directly controlling this energy. He is jagad avyakta murtini (Bhagavad-gita 9.4) – He is the form in this universe who is non-manifest. Yet He is also known […]

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Turning crows into swans
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 June 2019, New York, United States of America, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.20) Just like Srila Prahbupada comments on the verse. pṛthivīte āche yata nagarādi grāmasarvatra pracāra haibe mora nāma In every town and village my name will be heard and sung. It will be chanted. Prabhupada said, “So that means that there […]

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