Poem for Kadambha Kanana Swami


OUR KK SWAMI (Dedicated to Kadambha Kanana Swami)

Life was good when he was young
He then got wed, then became a monk
A man of the Dutch touch genre
In venturesome pursuit he found Chaitanya
Intelligent, musical, with so much talent
He also displayed a warrior's trait so valiant
Like most of us in the early days of the mission
Active responsibility was the only true vision
He became an admin at the Vrindavan temple
For cleaning up a ring of sin – nothing simple
He received a vengeful bullet in his back
Imagine the pain and sacrifice in taking such flack
He once told me he was a natural bloodhound
For any deviant whose philosophy was out–of–bounds
When put on a podium or set on a stage
He became a heart and brain shake-up sage
He was a tremendous success on many counts
A pure force, to illusion he would pounce
It didn't matter which country or continent
What he delivered had substance and content
A mobile swami for New York, India, Europe
And South Africa, so sweet, like thick, running syrup
He was persistent, determined, and all about giving
Convinced that loving God is the only way of living
There is no doubt that he gained incredible favour
From guru to Krishna and the regular neighbour
He is charging ahead to a greener pasture
After fighting cancer to meet his Master
For the sake of unity among the diverse
He made a contribution to a vast universe
We miss him for his candid consciousness"
And appreciate the kindness he launched on us

–By Bhaktimarga Swami

Source: https://www.thewalkingmonk.net/post/poem-for-kadamba-kanana-swami

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