Connecting disciples of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
“GM NEWS-Kolkata. May 12, 2015. 2:46 am.
By: Iksvaku Das
"You are doing so many things for me, what can I do for you?" Gurumaharaj disarmed with his comment a Muslim Nurse assistant attending him on the night shift.... "Your blessing Swamiji" responded the surprised young man.
"You want blessings every day, or just tonight? What is your desire?" The staff literally went speechless... After a few mins he bows his head slowly and left the room. I thought, "Gurumaharaj knows so well what he is doing".
Before going into Gurumaharaj's room I got a call from one of the assistants, "Gurumaharaj wants you to bring tilak and an electronic clicker"
I rapidly took the items and went towards his room. As soon as I entered, Gurumaharaj called a hindu nurse he has been preaching to, with his own hands he gave her a new clicker and a Maha Mantra card with the Panca Tattva mantra and Hare Krsna in English, Bengali and Hindi. Other staff also peeked to see what was happening. She respectfully accepted the 'gifts', thanked him and left.
Now in the ward, whether the nursing staff is Hindu, Muslim or Christian, Gurumaharaj knows how to attract them all to Krsna Consciousness.
His liver may not be well, he may have at times difficulty breathing, his eating is so restricted now, but for sure his preaching 'functions' are as sharp as ever.
"Are you a Christian?" He asked 2 nurses yesterday morning.... I thought, "here he goes again"...
"Yes, Swamiji" they said. "So, you must believe in love of God" GM continued. "Yes" they again replied. "I also believe in love of Godhead".... (You can figure out how the story went ;)). One devotee in the room commented to him, "Gurumaharaj you are definitely back!” Gurumaharaj simply cheekily smiled and put his head up.”
Gurumaharaj asked his nurse, "You are doing so many things for me, what can I do for you?" This is what WE, as his disciples should ask him. Gurumaharaj so readily gives his blessings to everyone that he comes across. Even while lying on a hospital bed he is always thinking about how he can give Krsna to people, how he can give them the Holy Names. He is empowered by his Spiritual Master, His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada and Lord Krsna to always preach no matter what his bodily condition may be. WE, all of us, are always being showered with his good will and blessings."
As disciples is our duty to reciprocate. Please consider what you can do to help our spiritual master and Srila Prabhupada spread the holy names worldwide. Gurumaharaj, not only now, but always, with whatever he has, strives to give love of God to everyone. Even now he is using all his strength to preach from a hospital bed so let us contribute to his intense endeavors of preaching. Please assist the Congregational Development Ministry in our aim to preach and serve our Minister HH Jayapataka Swami. By subscribing to a small monthly donation you can aid us in printing, publishing books and creating and teaching courses that will facilitate the accumulation and cultivation of many devotees all over the world.