Dear Devotees and well-wishers,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Guru Maharaja’s condition is steadily improving. Now that he is more stable, he does physiotherapy at regular times every day, attends to some of his personal matters and discusses with doctors and nurses regarding his medical condition. Today HH Bhir-Krishna Maharaja called him to enquire about his wellbeing. Still there is meticulous supervision on his daily progress. Today the head doctor said that Guru Maharaja might be finally discharged from hospital by the end of next week.
Now that Guru Maharaja is allowed to eat regular prasadam and have the chance to interact with devotees more freely, he is much more happier. The day before leaving the ICU he commented, “this is not a nice place to hang around”. Otherwise, for preventing the risk of infections, the same restrictions to that of the ICU are implemented in Guru Maharaja’s room. There are three devotee doctors that are also supervising his medical progress and giving advice regarding his care. The servants and secretaries have a 24-hour program of assistance for Guru Maharaja. They take turns to be close to attend to Guru Maharaja’s requirements at all times of the day.
The atmosphere in Guru Maharaja’s room is always surcharged with a very distinct spiritual atmosphere. Even some of the male nurses attending Guru Maharaja look like newly joined Bhaktas, placing their folded hands and saying “Hare Krishna” when attending to him. As it is well known, Guru Maharaja has that potency to transform people, places, and situations everywhere he goes.
Today he gave more directions regarding Purusottama month enquiring about the songs that are recommended in the sastras and by the Acaryas to be sang during this time. He also was emphasizing the importance to offer a ghee lamp and how that shouldn’t be overlooked. It is clear how much absorption Guru Maharaja has with anything to do with devotional service and particularly preaching. Although amidst monitors, tubes, cables and all the sophisticated medical equipment in his VIP room, he sits humbly like a great rishi or yogi with his mind fixed deep in thought. Grave and sober at times and jolly and casual at others, his very actions and dealings with all those around him demonstrate his true spiritual status.
Please send your offerings to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure Guru Maharaja will be reported on this as soon as possible. We humbly request you to continue your sincere prayers and chanting for his fast recovery.
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On Behalf of Guru Maharaja’s Health Team
(Ys, Ekanatha Gaura das – Health Coordinator)
P.P. Iksvaku dasa