We are six weeks away from the Durban Festival of Chariots. Bhava Bhakti Dasi is waiting to hear from you to volunteer your time during the festival. You can call her between 10am-1pm on 031 4033328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can expect the Jan/Feb Back to Godhead magazine and Hare Krishna News in your mail by the middle of next week.
We welcome His Holiness Devamrita Swami today. Maharaja is the Co-GBC for South Africa. Not only is he a prolific writer but also explains devotion to Krishna in a practical, humorous, and heart-warming way. There is a lot of hype surrounding the 14th of February and people are feeling a variety of emotions, from a sort of euphoria to bottom of the barrel, suicidal. Men are in anxiety about doing enough and women are setting themselves up for failure. Sarasvati puja is on Thursday and we can pray to the Goddess to bless us with the intelligence to come closer to Krishna, the ultimate receptacle of all love. Devamrita Swami, a lover of God, describes the heart’s true opulence, “The richness of rendering service to Krishna is not about money or possessions; it’s about the opulences of the heart. Not matter what you do, if your heart is not satisfied, you won’t think your life is worth much.”
Your week ahead:
Wednesday, 13 February
Protecting Fresh Enthusiasm in Bhakti
Special Evening Programme at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple with Devamrita Maharaj at 7pm
Thursday, 14 February
Srila Raghunath Das Gosvami’s appearance anniversary.
Morning Class with Devamrita Maharaj at 7.45am
Friday, 15 February
Special Evening Programme at New Jagannath Puri Temple with Devamrita Maharaj at 7pm
Saturday, 16 February
Durban hosts the ISKCON South African National Council meetings. Many senior devotees from around the country will be present. It will be a nice opportunity take association. If you would like to render some service like driving and serving please write to email@example.com.
Sunday, 17 February
Sri Advaita Acarya’s Appearance Anniversary (Fast till noon)
“Lord Advaita Acharya is the incarnation of Maha-Vishnu…Because He is non-different from Hari, the Supreme Lord, He is called Advaita, and because He propagates the cult of devotion, He is called Acharya. He is the Lord and the incarnation of the Lord’s devotee.” Cc. Adi 1.12-13. You can read more about Him in the Hare Krishna News.
Sunday Love Feast with His Holiness Partha Sarathi Das Goswami at 4pm
Remember you can have darshan daily of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Giriraj on our Facebook page.