Written by Ragalekha dd

Those who have known Kadamba Kanana Swami over the years were accustomed to his hectic schedule. Often one would be trying to catch their breath in between attending multiple programs a day. However, things have changed drastically now. Maharaj continues in recovery mode and in the week after Radhastami, there were just three programs!

First was the Sunday Love Feast (11 September). The program began with the weekly practice of reciting a chapter of Bhagavad-gita and on that day it was Chapter 17: The Divisions of Faith. This set the tone for the lecture where Maharaj spoke at length about the modes of material nature. A barrage of questions came through at the end to which Maharaj gave very practical answers. The program ended with Guru Puja and a lively kirtan.

During the week, Maharaj gave one morning lecture based on Srimad Bhagavatam and on Friday (16 September), he was the special guest at a nama-hatta program held at the Kendra Hall, a Gujarati community centre in the city. There were many new-comers present and Maharaj spoke about the saintly person and how the saintly person is always fulfilled as he has internal happiness; he has strong conviction in God and therefore experiences the spiritual dimension!

Last week, the TOVP team also visited Durban to promote their fund-raising endeavour. On Wednesday, 14 September, Jananivasa Prabhu (Mayapur Head Pujari) and Vraja Vilasa Prabhu arrived. Kadamba Kanana Swami and Jananivasa Prabhu greeted each other in Srila Prabhupada’s room at the temple and on one of the days, they had lunch prasadam together. Ambarish Prabhu and Svaha Mataji arrived a few days later and so did Agnidev Prabhu!

As we reported already, Kadamba Kanana Swami had his six-monthly medical screening and the results were good. We remain cautiously excited and continue in our prayers for him…

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