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His Divine Presence Transforms a Hospital Into a Tirtha

We got the message that Gurudev is performing the pastimes of illness, whoever wants darsan should go to Guwahati.  I was in the office. The next day morning we took a flight, six of us travelled from Pune to Guwahati the next morning. 

In the afternoon we arrived in Guwahati and went straight to the hospital, GNRC. We had darsan of Gurudev from very far as he lay inside the room. That time he was fully unconscious. We had gotten the message from the sevak team that the situation was very serious.  

Gurudev was on the fourth floor initially. We came back and there was a hall nearby the hospital where devotees would just sit and have conversation.  The only topic of conversation was centered around Gurudev. Everyone's attention was on the floor where Gurudev was–that was the point from where the soul of that environment existed, the soul of the hospital. There was not even a single time I felt that I am visiting a hospital.  It was an environment like the math.

Everybody was concerned about Gurudev's health, even the shopkeepers nearby. Whoever was in the vicinity atmosphere came to know that there was one saint who is admitted in this hospital and they became very interested. Some of them also came to have darsan.

When you go to hospital for your problem or your relative or any other person, you don't want to stay for more than one or two hours. It feels stressful and sad. Whereas when Gurudev was there, that atmosphere was such that we did not want to come out even for prasad, sleep, or anything. It was fully centered on that room where Gurudev was– an incredibly potent spiritual atmosphere.

- Nandulal Das, Kolkata









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  1. Were you also at the hospital during that time? Please post here and describe what you remember.

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  2. Hare Krsihna, We were also in the hospital, the day when Guru Maharaj was admitted in the hospital, we got a call from HH Madhusudan Maharaj, and I along with family and some devotees, took a flight to Guwahati and same day went for this darshan and met Prasad Pr ji in GNRC and fortunately got the darshan of Srila Guru Maharaj. We were morose to see the condition of Srila Guru Maharaj, but over the days we found that so many devotees are coming and we all are performing kirtan in the vicinity of hospital exactly below the window of Srila Guru Maharaj, then I realised that Guru Maharaj ji can convert any place in to the Golok dham in whatever state of physical condition he is in. Truely that experience was out of this world. Thanks Nandulal Pr for reminding us the same. Dandvats to All. Keep blessing. Hare Krishna.

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