Written by Szilvia Bukta-Mako
HH Kadamba Kanana Swami was still in New York City in October and while he was busy writing documents for building and community developments, he still managed to enlight us with the deep knowledge from Srimad Bhagavatam by giving classes. You can find links to the media from Oct 2021 below.
S.B. 3.4.7-8 – 2nd October
S.B.3.4.16 – 9th October
S.B.3.4.23 – 16th October
S.B.3.4.40 – 23rd October
S.B.3.5.2 – 30th October
As we all know, Kartik is a period of deeper absorption in devotional service and our time to connect to Vrindavana. One of the best ways to connect to Vrindavana is to watch the past years of Parikrama videos on https://www.kksblog.com/category/video/.
Lord Krishna’s mercy is very easily accessible in this month and to demonstrate our sincerity as devotees we can make vows like listening to lectures more often, chant extra rounds, eat less, sleep less, etc. However, we need to keep these vows realistic, so we can keep them throughout the Kartik month. Isn’t this wonderful that our endeavours in this month are magnified! Have you managed to make a vow and keep it so far?
Weekly Zoom meetings
1st October – Faith and Indicative Logic
8th October – Our entrance is mercy
15th October – Prayerful reading
22nd October – Krishna’s astonishing and attractive pastimes
29th October – Following the Vaishnava calendar
HH Kadamba Kanana Swami went to New Jersey where he gave an initiation ceremony and kirtan on Sunday, 31st October. See the link below.
Extra for this month
For those who are new to Krishna Consciousness, here are some information on Kartik: The Kartik month started on the 20th of October 2021 and runs for four weeks till 19th of November 2021. During this time devotees offer a lamp to Mother Yasoda and Lord Krishna. The importance of this month is described extensively in the scriptures, especially in Srila Rupa Goswami’s Mathura Mahatmya. Every day, devotees offer a candle or ghee lamp to Lord Damodara. The Damodarastakam, a series of eight beautiful verses by the great sage Satyavrata Muni is also sung daily.