Imagine, generally you don’t stay in a place longer than three or four days. Sometimes, you even travel in one day rhythms. You move all over the world at mind-blowing speed… you travel over 200 000 kilometers a year! Every second day, you meet different people; you are confronted with a different climate, a different time zone and a different room. You live out of a suitcase – a life in 20 kilos! Just imagine, you are lecturing all over the world, spreading transcendental knowledge over five continents, leading kirtans that greatly enthuse hundreds of devotees, trying to play raga and turning it into rock… all this you do in service to the Supreme Lord! Imagine that this is your everyday life. This is a snapshot of the life of HH Kadamba Kanana Swami.
Considering the above, two months in India (6 weeks in Vrndavana and 2 in Mayapur), just connecting via an inland flight from one holy Dhama to the other, does sound like a holiday!?
Often, Maharaja has said that Vrndavana is his home and thus it seems to be a suitable place to tank up on spiritual energy and rejuvenate the body. Maharaja spends his time working on several of his books and allowing his health to recover. Still from time to time, he does come out for some programs. Regularly, he joins the 24-hour kirtan, enriching it with true KKS-style kirtan. He also gives regular Srimad Bhagavatam classes. Furthermore, he gets invited to various programs around Vrndavana, like the Friday kirtana evening at the VIHE (Vrndavana Institute for Higher Education) or the daily Bhagavad Gita class in Prabhupada’s room. This morning (23 October), Maharaja went to HG Gopiparanadhana Prabhu’s Sanskrit school, a twenty minute walk away from the Krsna Balarama Mandir and gave a scholarly class based on the PhD thesis of HH Tamal Krsna Goswami. In this way, Maharaja relishes his time in Sri Vrndavana Dhama.
Please find below, some pictures depicting the first week of Maharaja’s stay in Vrndavana. In case you can’t view the slideshow, just click here to visit flickr.