Written by Szilvia Bukta-Mako
The best way starting the month of September after Janmastami celebration was to hear Kadamba Kanana Swami giving Srimad Bhagavatam classes in Croatia to nourish our souls and deepen our faith in Krishna. You can find all the links to the classes below. Why not listen to them all?
ISKCON Zagreb YouTube channel:
CC class on 05.09.2021
In mid-September, we celebrated the appearance of Srimati Radharani by honouring it with a half day fast, puspanjali (flower ceremony), and discussion on the glories of Srimati Radharani. On this day my mind was absorbed in thoughts of this loving relationship between Krishna and Radharani . This pure love that they display. In fact, Radharani is Krishna’s internal potency, whose sole purpose is to give pleasure to Krishna and therefore she serves Krishna with pure devotion to please Him. Thus, it is necessary for us to know the difference between love and lust, that we might understand Radharani’s loving mood.
While Kadamba Kanana Swami celebrated Radhastami festival in Croatia, he was initiating devotees in Brisbane and was participating in the festival in Durban on the same day. The following are just a few of the many quotes from Kadamba Kanana Swami which encourage us to approach Krishna through the mercy of Srimati Radharani, Krishna’s eternal consort.
Srimati Radharani is in the Maha mantra, present in the Hare. The word, Hare, representing devotional service.(Durban, Radhastami Talk 02 – 2012.09.23)
The love of God is never a static experience but is an ever-increasing and ecstatic experience. Radharani is discovering Krishna’s unlimited qualities and this way her love is growing and the purity of that love is ever-increasing. And this is happening to everyone, we are experiencing the same thing. And by the mercy of Srimati Radharani we also develop our attachment and appreciation to Krishna, so our love is growing, but with tiny little steps…(Radhastami in Mayapur – 2014.09.02)
Radhastami Archived classes
You can find some previously published Radhastami lectures below to listen to keep reminding ourselves about Krishna’s pastimes with Srimati Radharani.
Zagreb, Croatia, 14.09.2021
From the archive of ISCKON desire tree
Not all links are working correctly so we encourage you to visit the Desire Tree website here:
Pastimes of Srimati Radharani – 2013.09.13, Durban
Radhastami-Pastimes of Krishna & Radharani – 2011.09.05, Berlin
Radhastami Talk 01 in Durban – 2012.09.23
Radhastami Talk 02 in Durban – 2012.09.23
Radhastami Talk 03 in Durban – 2012.09.23
- 3 Sep – The Caitanya tree and causeless mercy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ts_SCH9Kas
- 10 Sep – Approaching Srimate Radharani – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dGDV0kFG_4
- 17 Sep – SB 10.14.3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYYfGQ4XRMY
- 24 Sep – CC Madhya Ch 14 verse 247 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbtxu2fmAeU
New York and Onwards….
After the wonderful Radhastami festival Kadamba Kanana Swami decided to fly to New York City in the U.S.A. to continue his humble service there. Hopefully, none of you missed the Mangala arati and the Srimad Bhagavatam with him from the ISKCON New York temple. If you did, it is time to catch up and energize yourself.
And the lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam 3.3.21 – 19 sep 2021
Kadamba Kanana Swami will stay in New York for a while, therefore, let us keep following his activities and try listen to his wonderful lectures. You can follow the Youtube channel of ISKCON NYC here: https://www.youtube.com/c/ISKCONNYCTV.
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