(28/FEB/2016 – ILBS Hospital, New Delhi) – Today morning Deva Gauranga Prabhu, Ravi Gaura Prabhu and I reached the hospital for our morning shift. And Golokeswara Govinda Prabhu and one local devotee completed their night shift. And when we entered Guru Maharaj called us one by one by our names and greeted us for our shift. He was fresh. And he said, “Today I will take ekadasi (non-grains) break-fast in the morning and in my lunch can be grains.” As today is Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura’s Vyasa Puja. But, Prasanna Gauranga Prabhu sent grain prasadam, as he didn’t notice today is fasting. And more over, Deva Gauranga Prabhu also thought, “Guru Maharaj is sick, and in this condition, so he no need follow all these fastings.” But, Guru Maharaj said very firmly, “No! I want Ekadasi Prasadam.” Then we called Prasanna Prabhu to make Ekadasi kitchidi. And Madhava Kanta Prabhu brought it.

Meanwhile, I got some short “Get well soon” video clips of Manipal students and some spanish devotees and other devotees. And Guru Maharaj was watching one by one. And one of the Manipal Student sent her book distribution activities, that made Guru Maharaj so happy. And Guru Maharaj said, “She is like a super-woman.” And immediately he asked for his reading glass, and started to look at her video more attentively. And blessed her. Whenever devotees try to please Srila Prabhupada, Guru Maharaj very much pleased and bless them more and more. And the devotees can do their service more and more. So after seeing these videos, Guru Maharaj’s morning hours starts…

And Guru Maharaj had his non-grain prasadam. And he got ready for GBC Meetings. During these meeting hours Guru Maharaj get into it, practically we can see, how much he is absorbed in it. We made a setup for him to attend this meetings, with the help of Acintya Caitanya Prabhu in Mayapur and technical help by Hari Shankar, and Shyama Madhusudan Prabhu here with Guru Maharaj. Today the meeting went on from 9 am to 12 noon. And all the GBCs went to Panca Tattva Hall in Sri Mayapur to offer pushpanjali to Srila Bhakti-siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. So, we immediately switched on the Mayapur.tv. Mridula Govinda Prabhu arranged bhoga flowers and sent it to the hospital for pushpanjali and on time Guru Maharaj joined with GBC and other devotees in Mayapur and repeated the pranama mantra and offered flowers to Srila Sarasvati Thakura. We also joined Guru Maharaj. It was very blissful moment to be with Guru Maharaj, and he is keeping us mercifully with him.

Then, Guru Maharaj started his conversation with Seva Svarupa Prabhu (CDM) over phone, regarding the Congregational Preaching Award Night, and Guru Maharaj was discussing, if we have to say exactly, setting up the rules and system for Awards. And his vision for Congregational Preaching; so during this conversation, one of the Hospital security lady came to Guru Maharaj room, and asked for his blessings and he blessed her.

Guru Maharaj asked, “Are you chanting?”

She replied, “Yes! Swamiji”

“Do you have clicker?”

“No!”

Then Guru Maharaj gave her a clicker. She was so happy, and she touch Guru Maharaj’s lotus feet and took leave. Simply, by his presence people started to take up Hare Krishna Maha-mantra.

Like this our morning shift time came to an end “2PM”. Afternoon shift devotees, Srivas Pran Prabhu, Subhanga Govinda Prabhu entered the room, and we left the hospital. (Personal Diaries – Shyama Rasika Dasa)

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