Week Ahead 7 – 18 February

Dear Friends

We celebrate an unusual incarnation of the Lord, Lord Varaha. Srila Prabhupada explains: “The incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is not forced to act by the material laws of nature. The word sveccha is used here to indicate that He appears out of His supreme will. The conditioned soul is forced to accept a particular type of body according to his karma given by the laws of material nature under the direction of the Supreme Lord. But when the Lord appears, He is not forced by the dictation of material nature; He appears as He likes by His own internal potency. That is the difference. The conditioned soul accepts a particular type of body, such as the body of a hog, by his work and by the superior authority of material nature. But when Lord Krishna appears in the incarnation of a boar, He is not the same kind of hog as an ordinary animal. Krishna appears as Varaha-avatara in an expansive feature which cannot be compared to an ordinary hog’s. His appearance and disappearance are inconceivable to us. In the Bhagavad-gita it is clearly said that He appears by His own internal potency for the protection of the devotees and the annihilation of the non devotees. A devotee should always consider that Krishna does not appear as an ordinary human being or ordinary beast; His appearance as Varaha-murti or a horse or tortoise is an exhibition of His internal potency. In the Brahma-samhita [Bs. 5.37] it is said that one should not mistake the appearance of the Lord as a human being or a beast to be the same as the birth of an ordinary conditioned soul, who is forced to appear by the laws of nature, whether as an animal, as a human being or as a demigod. This kind of thinking is offensive.”
—Srimad Bhagavatam 4.8.57, purport
Lord Nityananda Appearance Anniversary Festival Sponsorship
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Your Week Ahead
Wednesday, 8 February
Appearance Anniversary of Lord Varaha
Ekadasi Break Fast: 05:30 – 08:01
Thursday, 9 February
Appearance Anniversary of Sri Nityananda Prabhu
(Fast until noon)
5:30pm Prasad (Kindly note: prasad serve out is until 7pm. No prasad will be served thereafter.)
7:00pm Kirtan
7:30pm Class by His Holiness Indradyumna Swami
Sunday, 12 February
Love Feast with His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami @ 3pm
Wednesday, 15 February
Appearance Anniversary of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur
Fast until noon.
Friday, 17 February
Kirtanuity Night with Kadamba Kanana Swami
Saturday, 18 February
Bhakti Theatre @6pm
We look forward to seeing you at the temple.
Your friends at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple
Service Opportunity in
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Deity Department
Would you like to offer some of your time to render personal service to Sri Sri Radha Radhanath? Kindly contact Deva Deva Das on 076 178 6850
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ISKCON Disciples Course
Registration is essential: Merumala Devi Dasi on 083 676 0844 or merumaladd.kks@gmail.com.
Course fees: R200.00. Concessions are available.
Here is the online option for those who can’t make the course this year: