WB Cabinet Minister in Sri Mayapur
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The honorable cabinet minister Shri Subrata Mukherjee, Minister- in- charge Dept. Of Panchayats & Rural Development & Public Health Engineering, Govt. of West Bengal visited Sri Mayapur Dham along with his family as special guest for Jhulan Yatra festival on 17th Aug 13. Minister has toured the ISKCON Mayapur campus with ISKCON officials, they offered […]

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The snake of time
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 June 2013, Czech Summer Camp, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.2.33) In this verse, there is a description of the kala-sarpa, the black snake of time. In Bengal, there is an ancient drawing that illustrates this point, kala-sarpa; it shows a frog croaking and a snake is crawling up from behind.  And as we know, snakes don’t […]

Unlimited beauty
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2013, Vrindavan, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.16.34) So this merciful aspect of Krsna is very important. To be merciful says something about the state of the heart. So. we are speaking here about the nature of Krsna’s heart. We can become attracted to Krsna’s beauty. Stunned by his unlimited beauty, we just look […]

Fear and doubt
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 July 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Spirit Matters Program) Question: Do you have any nice words to remind us not to have doubt whenever we have fear or doubt? There are two types of doubts. One type of doubt comes from sinful activity and attachment to sinful activity. The other type […]

First harinam
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 July 2013, Durban, South Africa, Evening lecture: A Journey of faith) I thought that I had escaped the Hare Krsna movement effectively until I met a girlfriend who had a dog named Krsna! That created further complications in my life because the dog was not very obedient to begin with and […]

What really counts
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 July 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Spirit Matters Program) Even when we are so transcendental ourselves, we still have to take people’s feelings very serious, even if they are partially motivated by false ego – it doesn’t matter, just like a child. But when you are an adult, you see it different […]

Great faith
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2013, Vrndavan, India, Student Talk) After Srila Prabhupada left Vrndavan, he tried to preach in the Western world. It wasn’t easy; it is not just an easy success story. When Prabhupada was anchored with the Jaladuta just on the pier in New York city, at that time Prabhupada was reflecting […]

Causeless mercy
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2013, Vrndavan, India, Lecture to the kirtan group) Krsna is so kind, he gives us the spiritual world. I often think about that. Krsna thought to himself: “Oh, there are those living beings who have turned away from me. Things are not complete without them. Let me do something for them. […]

Sri Krishna Janmastami 2013 on Thursday, August 29th
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We would like to invite you and your family personally to take part in this wonderful opportunity to bathe Their Lordships on the most auspicious day of Sri Krishna Janmastami. For the pleasure of Their Lordships, this year we will make available wonderful and unique Kalashes and Conches for the bathing ceremony. To take part […]

Totally relaxed
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 4 May 2013, Radhadesh, Belgium, Free Lecture) When we see everything in relation to Krsna, then we can be very relaxed. “Okay, it’s Krsna’s external energy. I prefer Krsna’s internal energy, but this is also related to Krsna and can be used for Krsna.” Like you see in Prabhupada. He’s very relaxed. […]

A kirtan star
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2013, Vrndavana, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.16.34) The nice thing about the 24-hour kirtan is that you guys are not alone. First of all, these days cameras are on your face and it is obvious that you are not alone! They (cameramen) block the views sometimes, don’t they? They sit there, in […]

Everything is mercy!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2013, Vrndavana, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.16.34) In the tenth canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam, the word for mercy is prasad. Every time you read the word mercy, it means prasad. Of course, it is an advanced stage where everything becomes prasad. You have to be quite advanced to appreciate everything as prasad. We […]

Early impressions
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 July 2013, Durban, South Africa, First grain ceremony) Growing up in a family of devotees, it is mentioned in the scriptures, is someone who is finishing something from a previous life; one resumes devotional service! The early impressions in life are the most powerful. Whatever the impressions are of a child […]

Offenses
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 May 2013, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.19.20) Devotee: I have also heard that there is something called jiva apradha (offense to another living entity). Is that a speculation? Kadamba Kanana Swami:  Well, udvege divasa (CC. Antya- Lila 20.40), there are such statements for example, that one should not cause any anxiety to any […]

Obituary: Yogeshcandra dasa
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Yogeshcandra dasa was born in Santo Domingo on August 23, 1968. He was born with a handicap, Spina Bifida (Latin: “split spine”).  Most children that are born with this condition only survive 13 days.  Krishna had other plans for him and he survived.  When he was around 5 years old he developed a very gradual […]