Sunday, Sep 23rd, 2018
22:00 Hrs. (Indian standard time)
Update #52

Dear God Family, Disciples and well-wishers of H. H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja,

By the mercy of the Almighty Lord Sri Krishna, Guru Maharaja has been stable and alert all day today. He is speaking with the help of the speech valve. Yesterday Guru Maharaja was asking, “How we are paying the hospital bills? Do we have enough money?” He asked to be read at least one chapter of Srimad Bhagavatam every day. This can be taken as an order for all of us.

Guru Maharaja’s nasal tube for feeding has been removed and the doctors team is trying to rework his diet in order to get the required nutrition and calories through oral feeds. We hope that Guru Maharaja does not need the tube to be reinserted and will be able to maintain oral feeding.

Guru Maharaja is on ventilator supported breathing at night and during the day he is on the tracheal mask. One of the major issues now is to reduce the ventilator support gradually and wean it off soon. Doctors are being consulted on ways to overcome this challenge.

Guru Maharaja also needs to start physical therapy as he is very weak. Though, at the moment, it is difficult to mobilize him it is nevertheless on the cards and doctors are aiming to be able to do that soon. Let’s pray the ground team is successful in dealing with these issues.

Srila Prabhupada has given our Guru Maharaja a lot of instructions, which Guru Maharaja carries in his heart and wishes to complete them. To fulfill his desire Guru Maharaja has to recover fast. It is 39 days since the transplants took place. Your prayers have certainly helped Guru Maharaja, his sevadharis, the Doctors and the ground team. Hence, kindly continue and intensify prayers by organizing more congregational programs. Please post details of these programs on
This will please Guru Maharaja and will help him to recover faster by Krishna’s mercy.

On behalf of the Health Team and JPS Seva Committee,
Your Servant
Mahavaraha Das