There are some devotees who are not close to the daily health care team who have misunderstood Srila Gurudevas state of consciousness and physical well being. I want to clarify this for everyone so his state of consciousness can be clearly understood.
Srila Gurudeva is making steady progress. He is conscious and alert. He rests a lot which he should do. However when he is up, which is quite often during the day, he is alert and lucid. In fact even when he rests the pure devotee is completely conscious, not in the mode of ignorance like we conditioned souls. When a pure devotee rests he is in a highly spiritual conscious state called samadhi. Srila Gurudeva has brief conversations with devotees during the day and gives valuable instructions. I have talked to 2 devotees, outside of the immediate health care team, who have had conversations with him. Srila Gurudeva goes out on the veranda almost daily in his wheel chair and sits in the Sun and then has a light massage. During this time he is fully cognizant and very clear. Yesterday he asked to be taken to 2 different doors when he was moving in the wheel chair . At each door he recognized the devotees who were there and briefly spoke clearly to them. There are times when he does not want to be bothered and he makes it very clear what he wants. However he mostly accepts the service we are giving him in terms of medical treatment. So he is clearly the decision maker in the present health care treatment he is being given.
I have written the other day about Srila Gurudevas health support team. I want to elaborate on that now a little. There is an Oncologist, a cancer specialist, who comes in regularly to check the condition, development, and stages of Srila Gurudevas cancer. There is another MD Doctor Prakash who checks his vital signs on a regular basis like Blood Pressure, oxygen levels in the blood, blood sugars, and a number of things that demonstrate that he is stable and not in any crisis condition. There is an Ayurvedic Doctor who has made a powerful herbal formula from fresh herbs he has handpicked himself that addresses seven different things that need care in Srila Gurudevas body. Srila Gurudeva takes this daily. The Ayurvedic Doctor also checks the pulses of Srila Gurudeva keeping an eye on what is happening inside. The Chinese Doctor is also checking pulses and has performed the second treatment on Srila Gurudeva today. The Chinese Doctor says that Srila Gurudeva is responding very well to the qi gong/massage treatment and is making very good progress.
Besides this we have a physio-therapist whose expertise is in caring for elderly cancer patients. This person is exercising him daily to tone his muscles and keep his limbs and joints flexible. Which is in addition to his light massage almost everyday on the Veranda. There is a chart for his nutrition and there is a chart for his scheduled medication and activities everyday. There is an expert Homeopathic Doctor here who is in contact with Srila Gurudeva daily and is always consulting with one of the leading homeopaths of India who is Srila Gurudeva's disciple in Mathura. There is also nutritionists who are helping oversee the diet and the quality and quantity of calories that are being given.
Are there little glitches here and there? Yes certainly. However nothing that is alarming at this present stage of the health care that is being given. In general Srila Gurudeva is well cared for and is progressively improving to a point where a more aggressive approach in dealing with the cancer will be possible. All of this is going on by his will and he is making us all dance as he likes. I feel very optimistic at this point that Srila Gurudeva will perform recovery pastimes very soon and be with us some more time. I realize that is only my personal opinion. But I feel that the most critical days are behind us and that Srila Gurudeva is giving signs that he wants to stay and guide us for some time longer. I would venture to say that this is the opinion of most of the devotees who are surrounding Srila Gurudeva.
Srila Gurudeva is happy and comfortable here in Govardhan. Not just because he has an oxygen controlled room with air filters that make the air clean and fresh but because he is situated between Giriraja and Radha Kund the 2 highest spiritual places in the world. He is embraced by the transcendental atmosphere of Govardhan and he is immersed in the special spiritual pastimes that occur here. For Srila Gurudeva he does not see smoke, dust, noise, and pollution. Srila Gurudeva sees the Cintamani Dham the transcendental touchstone abode of spiritual gems where Krishna the gopas and the cows roam and Krishna and the gopis sport in the most confidential pastimes. This is what Srila Gurudeva is seeing and this is why he is happy and making progress here. It appears that just as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu came to Vraja to immerse himself in Radha Bhava under the Imlitala tree so Srila Gurudeva has come here to immerse himself in the transcendental ecstasy of Sri Sri Radha Vinode Biharis transcendental pastimes at Sri Giriraja Govardhan.
SRILA GURUDEVA KI JAYA!!!!!!!
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